Mr Shakeel Akhtar
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
BDS, FDSRCS (Eng), MB CHB, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (OMFS)
I have been a consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery for 18 years. I specialise in the diagnosis and management of head and neck cancers. I provide a comprehensive service in orofacial reconstructive surgery, including microvascular free tissue transfer.
While providing a comprehensive service in oral cancer and reconstructive surgery I also provide a service in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The services provided include removal of teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, orthodontic extractions, removal of cysts in the jaw and apicectomies. I also carry out oral medicine (diagnosis and management of oral lumps, diseases of the oral lining and mouth ulcers and diagnosis and management of facial pain - which includes temporomandibular joint dysfunction).
I provide a surgical service for dental implants (dental implant placement, bone grafting and sinus lifting) with the restorative treatment being carried out by experienced dentists whom I work alongside. I also provide a non-surgical facial cosmetic service.
In my experience of oral and maxillofacial surgery for over 25 years I have carried out approximately 1,000 wisdom tooth removal and hundreds of other minor oral surgery procedures. I currently see up to 50 new cancer patients a year, many of which require major surgery.
I am Clinical Director in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. I also sit on the Specialist Training Committee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shakeel Akhtar at Spire include:
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
BDS, FDSRCS (Eng), MBCHB, FRCS, FRCS (OMFS), PGCME / University of Dundee / 1984
Bachelor in Dental Surgery
Qualifications in Dentistry, Medicine and Fellowship in Surgery
Head and neck oncology