Professor Khurshid Akhtar

Consultant General Surgeon

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

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I have had most of my postgraduate surgical training in the North West of England, after completing my doctor of medicine (MD) training from Manchester University in 2000. In pursuit of my specialist interest, oesophago-gastric disease, I studied in Japan and the United States of America.

I have worked as a consultant surgeon in the Pennine Trust since 2000 and in 2010 I joined the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant upper GI and bariatric surgeon.

I routinely perform laparoscopic operations such as laparoscopic hernia surgery, cholecystectomy and anti-reflux surgery.

Treatment information

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

General surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

General surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery

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

Research and publications

Barrett's oesophagus minimally invasive surgery. 

Current NHS posts

Consultant upper GI and general surgeon, Salford Royal University Teaching Hospital

Personal profile

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

Contact information

Private secretary Catherine Booth
Private secretary telephone 0161 495 7786
Private secretary fax 0161 495 7779