Professor Khurshid Akhtar is an extensively trained consultant general and upper GI (gastrointestinal) surgeon who is renowned for his skill.
He has a sub-specialist interest in the surgical management of gallstones, hiatus hernia, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Barrett’s oesophagus. He performs a large number of complex stomach and oesophageal surgery in his NHS practice and in his private practice, which includes oesophageal cancer and stomach cancer surgery.
Professor Akhtar's routinely performed surgical procedures include advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery as well as open surgery. He takes into account the personal wishes and requirements of each patient in order to provide the best possible outcomes for each patient.
The majority of Professor Akhtar's postgraduate surgical training took place in the North West of England. His ambition for his sub-speciality led him to specialist centres in Japan and the US for further training. In 2000 he began working as a consultant surgeon in the Pennine NHS Trust, and later joined Salford Royal University Teaching Hospital in 2010. Currently, patients can access his private surgical care at his clinics in BMI The Alexandra Hospital, Spire Manchester Hospital and The Wilmslow Hospital.