Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

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 gallstoneshiatus 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.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery

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Hiatal hernia surgery

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Acid reflux

  Index:  Wh...

Barrett's oesophagus


Oesophageal cancer surgery

What is oesophageal cancer surgery? Oesophageal cancer is a form of cancer that affects the oesoph...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Abdominal pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acid reflux
  • Barrett's oesophagus
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholelithiasis (gallstones)
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hiatal hernia surgery
  • Incisional hernia
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer surgery
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Stomach cancer
  • Stomach surgery
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Upper GI surgery

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  • BMI The Alexandra Hospital
    Mill Lane, Cheadle SK8 2PX - Greater Manchester (Cheadle)
    (+44) 01615137813
  • Spire Manchester Hospital
    170 Barlow Moor Road M20 2AF - Greater Manchester (Manchester)
    (+44) 01615137814
  • The Wilmslow Hospital
    52-54 Alderley Road SK9 1NY - Wilmslow
    (+44) 01615137815

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A guide to hiatus hernia surgery
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