Professor Khursid Akhtar

Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon


Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery society (BOMSS)
  • Manchester Regional Association of Surgeon (MRAS)

Clinical Interests

  • Gallstones and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Keyhole inguinal hernia surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Barrett's Oesophagus
  • Gastroscopy
  • Oesophagus and Stomach Cancer

Personal profile

Prof Akhtar is a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon with a special interest in Oesophagus and Stomach cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Hiatus Hernia, Bariatric surgery, Gall Stones and keyhole Hernia Surgery.

He has been a consultant surgeon for over 20 years, initially at the Pennine Trust and since 2010 at the Salford Royal Foundation Trust. At the Salford Royal Hospital, he works in the Department of Upper GI Surgery which is one of the largest Upper GI Surgical Unit in the country.

Prof Akhtar believes in lifelong learning and over the years has acquired extensive expertise and experience in his field of interest. He uses all his knowledge and skill to provide a best possible care to my patients.

Every patient is an individual with personal needs and requirements. When Prof Akhtar recommends a treatment to his patient, he always make sure that he has given careful consideration to everything which may be important. Prof Akhtar is very pleased to have thousands of happy patients who he has had the privilege to treat over the years.

Prof Akhtar has a research interest in oesophagogastric cancer, Barrett's oesophagus and bariatric surgery.

Prof Akhtar is an expert in:

  • Gall stones and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Inguinal and Umbilical hernia
  • Keyhole hernia surgery
  • Gastroscopy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux disease and Hiatus hernia surgery
  • Barrett’s Oesophagus
  • Achalasia
  • Oesophagus and Stomach Cancer

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