Mr Bilal Alkhaffaf

Personal profile

Consultant Q&A Cancer Care

Bilal Alkhaffaf is a consultant laparoscopic and upper gastrointestinal surgeon at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – a member of the Shelford Group and one of England’s leading academic healthcare organisations. He has a specialist interest in advanced minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and has worked at some of the largest specialist centres in the United Kingdom. Mr Alkhaffaf has further developed his expertise by visiting international surgical centres of excellence in the United States, South Korea and The Netherlands as well as a number of leading organisations within the United Kingdom.

Mr Alkhaffaf prioritises the delivery of excellent medical care for all his patients, however he believes that this can only be achieved through a relationship based on trust, clear communication and an empathetic approach. He specialises in the treatment of oesophageal and gastric cancer, obesity, acid reflux, hiatus hernia, achalasia, gallstones and hernias.

Mr Alkhaffaf is active in the field of research and holds the position of ‘Honorary Senior Lecturer’ at the University of Manchester’s Division of Molecular and Clinical Cancer. His cancer research activities have resulted in his award of a prestigious ‘NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship‘. Mr Alkhaffaf has a particular interest in the way surgical outcomes are reported and is currently working with international experts to make research in gastric cancer treatment more relevant for patients.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society
  • The European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • BASO – The Association for Cancer Surgery
  • Faculty of Surgical Trainers


Clinical Interests

  • Cancer of the oesophagus (food-pipe) and stomach
  • Obesity
  • Acid reflux
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Gallstones
  • Abdominal and groin hernias

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