Mr Achal Khanna

Personal profile

Mr Achal Khanna graduated in 2001 from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Bachelor of Medical Sciences. He later went on to study and qualify with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in 2008.

Following university Mr Khanna continued his professional development in Adelaide, Australia, where he undertook novel research into nitric oxide and endothelial dysfunction. His final thesis resulted in multiple Royal College prizes and he was also awarded the prestigious ’Queen Elizabeth Research Foundation scholarship’ for his work.

Mr Khanna returned to England in 2008 to complete his surgical training in Leicester where he was admitted to become a Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd). 6 years later in 2014 he successfully became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Mr Khanna has a particular interest and specialist knowledge in the surgical management of all aspects of General Surgery, with a specific focus on gall bladder surgery (Cholecystectomy), all aspects of hernia surgery, reflux disease and anti-reflux surgery. He also performs diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy. His sub-specialisms include general, laparoscopic and benign upper GI surgery. 

In addition to his clinical commitments Mr Khanna is thoroughly engaged in research activities. He has published many research papers and has lectured widely and internationally. He loves playing all sports and spending time with his young family.


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Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

Clinical Interests

  • All forms of Upper GI cancer diagnosis and palliation
  • All general surgery
  • Surgery for reflux disease and benign upper GI disorders
  • Biliary disease including lap choles
  • All forms of open and laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, PEG insertion and oesophageal stenting
  • Removing benign skin lesions
  • Abnormal liver function tests

Research interests

 All aspects of general surgery.

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Consultant General, Laparoscopic and benign Upper GI Surgeon at Milton Keynes University Hospital.


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