Professor Khurshid Akhtar

Professor Khurshid Akhtar

Consultant General Surgeon

MB BS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg), MD

Specialises in

  • Gallstones
  • Hernias
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Oesophagus and stomach cancer
  • Barrett's oesophagus and abdominal pain

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I am a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon with a specialist interest in oesophagus and stomach cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatus hernia, bariatric surgery, gallstones and keyhole hernia surgery.

I have been a consultant surgeon for over 20 years, initially at the Pennine Trust and since 2010 at the Salford Royal Foundation Trust. At the Salford Royal Hospital, I work in the Department of Upper GI Surgery, which is one of the largest upper GI surgical units in the country.

I believe in lifelong learning and over the years, I have acquired extensive expertise and experience in my field of interest. I use all my knowledge and skill to provide the best possible care to my patients.

Every patient is an individual with personal needs and requirements. When I am recommending a treatment to my patients, I always make sure that I have given careful consideration to everything which may be important. I am very pleased that I have thousands of happy patients who I have had the privilege to treat over the years.

I have a research interest in oesophago-gastric cancer, Barrett’s oesophagus and bariatric surgery.

I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and also member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britten and Ireland (AUGIS), Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britten (ALGGBI) and Ireland, British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) and Manchester Regional Association of Surgeons (MRAS).


General Medical Council Number: C3534649

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Khurshid Akhtar at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Hiatus hernia surgery
  • Keyhole hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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Additional information

General surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery

Special clinical interests: Barrett's oesophagus, gallbladder disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, stomach and oesophageal cancer, achalasia

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

I pursue many non-medical interests including listening to current affairs programmes, walking, badminton and golf.

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