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Professor Khurshid Akhtar

Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon


General surgery

Sub specialty

  • Upper Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery

Research Interests

Obesity surgery
Barrett's oesophagus
Gall bladder disease
Gastric banding
Gastric bypass
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Hernia surgery
Stomach and oesophageal cancer


MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Gen), MD. Qualified in 1983

NHS Base

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (Salford Royal Hospital)

Consulting address

The Wilmslow Hospital


English, Urdu

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Mr Akhtar has interest in Obesity Surgery and has had training for it both in England and abroad, and specialises in advanced laparoscopic surgery. He performs Gastric Band and Bypass operations using keyhole techniques. Mr Akhtar has had most of his postgraduate surgical training in the North West of England. In pursuit of his specialist interest he has been to specialist centers in Japan and the United States of America. He completed his post graduate research at the Manchester University and was awarded degree of Doctor Of Medicine (MD) in 2000.

He has been working as consultant surgeon in the Pennine NHS Trust since 2000. He has clinical sessions in Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General Hospital. In addition to stomach and oesophageal cancer surgery Mr Akhtar routinely performs laparoscopic operations such as laparoscopic hernia surgery, cholecystectomy, anti-reflux surgery and splenectomy.

Mr Akhtar is a member of AUGIS, BOMSS and The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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