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Last updated: 16 Apr 2020
- Upper GI surgery
- Accredited endoscopist
After qualifying from Nottingham University, Mr Achal Khanna completed his training in Adelaide and Leicester. He has sub-specialised in Upper GI surgery with a focus on benign diseases, laparoscopic and general surgery. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2014 and undertook novel research into Nitric oxide and endothelial dysfunction in Australia. This thesis resulted in multiple Royal College prizes and he was also awarded the prestigious ’Queen Elizabeth Research Foundation scholarship,’ for his work.
He is the only Upper GI surgeon in Milton Keynes and has a substantive post at Milton Keynes University Hospital. He also has extensive experience with laparoscopic surgery namely cholecystectomies, all types of hernia surgery and anti-reflux surgery. He also performs diagnostic and therapeutic Upper GI endoscopy.
In addition to his clinical commitments Mr Khanna is thoroughly engaged in research activities and has published many research papers and has lectured widely and internationally.
He loves playing all sports and spending time with his young family.
Areas of interest
General surgery; Upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy); Abscess incision and drainage; open and laparoscopic Appendicectomy; laparoscopic and open Cholecystectomy; all forms of open Laparoscopic and Open hernia repair; Elective splenectomy; laparoscopic and open Epigastric hernia repair; laparoscopic and open Femoral hernia repair; Gastroesophageal reflux surgery; Laparoscopic and open anti reflux surgery; Laparoscopic (and open) Inguinal Hernia repair (TAPP); Laparoscopic and open paraumbilical /umbilical Hernia repair; Laparoscopic and open incisional and port site hernia repair; Open bile duct exploration; Pre admission clinic
Removing benign skin lesion; Sports hernia repair; Abnormal Liver Function tests;
Inserting an oesophageal stent endoscopy;
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication; Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
Upper GI endoscopy and dilatation
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Akol Sarah Aturia Fee Assured
- Milton Keynes Cons. Anaesthetists Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Milton Keynes University Hospital
Upper GI Surgery
Playing all sport - in particular skiing/cycling/running/rowing/squash/golf
Winner of ‘Justin Miller Memorial’ prize
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2004.
East Midlands Surgical Society 2012
Reduction of pain following laparoscopic surgery; a double blind prospective randomized controlled trial.
Khanna et al
East Midlands Surgical Society 2011
The incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in patients receiving chemotherapy for their oesophagogastric cancer.
Khanna et al
The Queen Elizabeth Research Foundation Scholarship Adelaide, Australia ( 2003).
Reduction of pain following laparoscopic surgery: A prospective randomized clinical controlled trial. British Journal of Surgery. Volume 100, Issue 10, pages 1290–1294, September 2013
A Khanna, Ebbie Sezen Adam Barlow, H Rayt ,G Finch.
The evolution of minimally invasive bariatric surgery. Batchelder AJ, Williams R, Sutton C, Khanna A. Journal of Surgical Research. 2013 Mar 14. pii: S0022-4804(13)00113-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.02.036.
Stem Cells of the Lower Limb: Their Role and Potential in Management of Critical Limb Ischaemia. Hart C.A, Tsui J, Khanna A, Abraham D.J, Baker D.M. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2013 Oct;238(10):1118-26. doi: 10.1177/1535370213503275. Epub 2013 Aug 30.
Venous thromboembolism in patients receiving perioperative chemotherapy for esophagogastric cancer. Khanna A, Reece-Smith AM, Cunnell M, Madhusudan S, Thomas A, Bowrey DJ, Parsons SL. Dis Esophagus. 2013 May 7. doi: 10.1111/dote.12084. [Epub ahead of print]
Nitric oxide and skeletal muscle ischaemic reperfusion injury: current controversies (research review) Achal Khanna, Prudence A Cowled, Robert A Fitridge Journal of Surgical Research 2005 Sep; 128(1): 98-107.
Statins inhibit neutrophil infiltration in skeletal muscle reperfusion injury.
Prudence A Cowled; Achal Khanna; Peter E Laws; John B Field; Antiopi Varelias; Robert A Fitridge. Journal of Surgical Research 2007 Aug; 141(2):267-76.
Simvastatin plus nitric oxide synthase inhibition modulates remote organ damage following skeletal muscle ischemia-reperfusion injury.Cowled PA, Khanna A, Laws PE, Field JB, Fitridge RA. J Invest Surg. 2008 May-Jun;21(3):119-26.
Paraoesophageal herniae – a review. A Khanna, J G Finch. The Surgeon 9 (2011) 104e111
A systematic review of enhanced recovery protocols in colorectal surgery. Rawlinson A, Kang P, Evans J, Khanna A.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011 Nov; 93(8):583-8.
Diastasis of the Recti: A review. F Hickey, J G Finch, A Khanna.
Hernia: Volume 15, Issue 6 (2011), Page 607-614
Digital ischaemia in the digital age.
Journal of Surgical Case Reports 2011. 8:10
Mechanisms of reducing post-operative pain, nausea and vomiting. A systematic review of current techniques. Evidenced Based Medicine 2012 Mar 14.
Int J Case Rep Images 2015;6(9):570–573. An unusual presentation of an incisional ventral wall hernia: A case report
Case report of a gunshot wound to the knees; A successful case of sural nerve cable grafting.
Medical Principles and Practice Vol 15 No.1, 2006.
- Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) Royal College of Surgeons 2015
- JAG accreditation for Upper GI Endoscopy Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy 2015
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons- FRCS Gen (Eng) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014
- Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2007
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil) University of Nottingham 2008
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMBS/BMedSci) University of Nottingham 2001
Reference number 6028030
Details of entry to specialist register
- Admitted to specialist register, 2015
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