Professor Khurshid Akhtar

Professor Khurshid Akhtar

General surgery 03534649


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
  • Accredited endoscopist
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network
Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • Upper GI surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist


  • Face-to-face consultations
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About me

I am a Consultant Surgeon with special interest in Advanced Laparoscopic and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Salford Royal Foundation Hospital, which is a University teaching Hospital. I do large numbers of complex stomach and oesophageal surgery in his NHS and in Private Practice.

My specialist interest includes keyhole oesophagogastric cancer surgery, gastroesophgeal reflux surgery, Barrett's oesophagus, Gallbladder surgery , Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Hernia and laparoscopic hernia surgery.
I had most of my postgraduate surgical training in the North West of England. In pursuit of his specialist interest I have been to specialist centers in Japan and the United States of America. I completed my post graduate research at the Manchester University and was awarded degree of Doctor Of Medicine (MD) in 2000.

I started working as consultant surgeon in the Pennine NHS Trust since 2000. I joined Salford Royal University Teaching Hospital as a Consultant Upper GI Surgeon in 2010. The Salford Royal is a University Teaching Hospital and is the Regional Centre for Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery
In addition to stomach and oesophageal cancer surgery I routinely performs laparoscopic operations such as laparoscopic hernia surgery, cholecystectomy, anti-reflux surgery and splenectomy. I have performed over a thousand laparoscopic cholecystectomy operations.

Areas of interest

Gall Stones; Upper gastro-intestinal surgery; Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Barrett's oesophagus; Hiatus hernia; Hiatus hernia surgery; anti reflux surgery; Nissen fundoplication; oesophagitis; heart burn; upper and lower GI endoscopy; Gastroscopy; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Open cholecystectomy; Cholecystectomy; Gall bladder surgery; jaundice; common bile duct stones; pancreatitis; abdominal pain; epigastric hernia; umbilical hernia; inguinal hernia; laparoscopic inguinal hernia operation; incisional hernia; laparoscopic surgery; GORD; femoral hernia; swallowing difficulty; achalasia; Heller's myotomy; Key Hole hernia operation

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