Bilal Alkhaffaf is a consultant upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. 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 grew up in Manchester and attended the University of Manchester from which he graduated in 2003. He prioritises the delivery of excellent medical care for all his patients and believes that this should be achieved through a relationship based on trust, clear communication and an empathetic approach. He specialises in the treatment of conditions affecting the upper gastrointestinal tract. These include obesity, oesophageal and gastric cancer, benign oesophageal and gastric disorders, acid reflux, hiatus hernia and achalasia.
Mr Alkhaffaf is active in the field of research and holds the position of ‘Honorary Senior Lecturer’ at the University of Manchester. His research activities have resulted in his award of a prestigious ‘NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship‘ grant which supported the successful completion of a PhD in the field of outcome reporting in surgical trials.