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Mr Bilal Alkhaffaf

Consultant Oesophago-Gastric and General Surgeon; Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester; Doctoral Research Fellow, National Institute for Health Research



Special Interests:

Oesophageal cancer; Gastric (stomach) cancer; Gastrointesinal Stromal Tumour (GIST); Minimally invasive thoracoscopic and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery; Benign oesophageal and gastric disorders; Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; Hiatus hernia & para-oesophageal hernia; Achalasia; Gallstone disease; Hernia; Research interest in outcomes reporting.


Mr Alkhaffaf qualified from the University of Manchester in 2003 and completed his surgical training in the North West of England. He has a specialist interest in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and has expanded his experience in this field by visiting international centres of excellence in the United States, South Korea and The Netherlands. This expertise was important in developing the minimally invasive surgery programme for oesophago-gastric cancer at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Mr Alkhaffaf has set up an international fellowship programme at Manchester Royal Infirmary for senior training surgeons wishing to expand their experience of minimally invasive oesophago-gastric surgery.

In 2013 Mr Alkhaffaf was awarded a 'National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Research Fellowship', funding a 5-year international study to standardise the reporting of outcomes in future gastric cancer surgery trials.

Clinic Time

Wednesday afternoon.

Personal Assistant

Clare Jones

Tel: 0161 701 2534

Research & Publications