Mr Khurshid Akhtar: General surgery

Mr Khurshid Akhtar

General surgery


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Specialises in

  • Upper GI surgery

About me

I am a Consultant Surgeon with special interest in Advanced Laparoscopic and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Salford Royal Foundation Hospital, which is a University teaching Hospital. I do large numbers of complex stomach and oesophageal surgery in his NHS and in Private Practice.

My specialist interest includes keyhole oesophagogastric cancer surgery, gastroesophgeal reflux surgery, Barrett's oesophagus, Gallbladder surgery and laparoscopic hernia surgery.
I had most of my postgraduate surgical training in the North West of England. In pursuit of his specialist interest I have been to specialist centers in Japan and the United States of America. I completed my post graduate research at the Manchester University and was awarded degree of Doctor Of Medicine (MD) in 2000.

I started working as consultant surgeon in the Pennine NHS Trust since 2000. I joined Salford Royal University Teaching Hospital as a Consultant Upper GI Surgeon in 2010. The Salford Royal is a University Teaching Hospital and is the Regional Centre for Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery
In addition to stomach and oesophageal cancer surgery I routinely performs laparoscopic operations such as laparoscopic hernia surgery, cholecystectomy, anti-reflux surgery and splenectomy. I have performed over a thousand laparoscopic cholecystectomy operations.

Areas of interest

Gall Stones; Upper gastro-intestinal surgery; Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Barrett's oesophagus; Hiatus hernia; Hiatus hernia surgery; anti reflux surgery; Nissen fundoplication; oesophagitis; heart burn; Oesophageal cancer; Gastric cancer; upper and lower GI endoscopy; Gastroscopy; Colonoscopy; bleeding pr. Haemorrhoids, piles; haemorrhoidectomy; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Open cholecystectomy; Cholecystectomy; Gall bladder surgery; jaundice; common bile duct stones; pancreatitis; abdominal pain; epigastric hernia; umbilical hernia; inguinal hernia; laparoscopic inguinal hernia operation; incisional hernia; laparoscopic surgery; GORD; femoral hernia; lumps and bums; lipoma; sebaceous cyst; swallowing difficulty; achalasia; Heller's myotomy;

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Procedures completed

  • J1830

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (5-50)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5) (1-5)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5) (1-5)

  • S4720

    Drainage of lesion of skin (including abscess) - (1-5)


  • T2002

    Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - unilateral - (1-5)


  • S0656

    Removal of lipoma - (1-5)


  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)


  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)

  • J1880

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with peri-operative cholangiogram - (1-5)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

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