Clinical Expertise Bilal Alkhaffaf is a consultant laparoscopic and upper gastrointestinal surgeon at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust – one of the largest specialist upper gastrointestinal units in the country. 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 prioritises the delivery of excellent medical care for all his patients, however he believes that this can only be achieved through a relationship based on trust, clear communication and an empathetic approach. He specialises in the treatment of oesophageal and gastric cancer, obesity, acid reflux, hiatus hernia, achalasia, gallstones and hernias. Research Mr Alkhaffaf is active in the field of research and holds the position of ‘Honorary Senior Lecturer’ at the University of Manchester’s Institute of Cancer Sciences. His cancer research activities have resulted in his award of a prestigious ‘NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship‘. Mr Alkhaffaf has a particular interest in the way surgical outcomes are reported and is currently working with international experts to make research in gastric cancer treatment more relevant for patients. For more information about Mr Alkhaffaf and his practice, please visit http://www.mysurgicalspecialist.uk.
From the initial consultation through to the discharge, i had the very best of care, the operation was explained thoroughly, and all of my concerns were answered. On the day of the operation i was given a full explanation of the procedure and i felt i was in the best of hands, following the operation Mr Alkhaffaf visited my room and explained what aftercare i would need and also to tell me the operation went exactly as planned. Finally to the discharge day where i was met by Mr Alkhaffaf and was checked over and dischaged. I would definately reccommend Mr Alkhaffaf as my whole experience was positive, i felt i was listened to and all of my questions were answered. Hopefully our paths will not cross again, but if they do, i know i would be in great hands.
I had a gall bladder removal operation under Mr Alkhaffaf's care. He was an excellent communicator, dealing with the consultations in an efficient and humane way. The operation was very successful, with a rapid recovery time and no complications. Mr Alkhaffa was excellent throughout.
I found Mr Alkhaffaf most professional, he took time to explain the options I had and the possible and likely consequences of each of them. He clearly performed the procedure very well as I suffered none of the possible after effects he warned me about.
This fine doctor ticked all the boxes for me: he listened carefully to what I said and clearly and thoughtfully gave his best advice. If you decide to opt, as I did, for a gastroscopy without sedation, he was just brilliant, with clear explanations, sureness of hand and reassurance as he was going. If I need surgery later, I will choose him without hesitation.
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