Mr Shakeel Akhtar

Consultant Oral, Maxillofacial and H&N Surgeon

Mr Shakeel Akhtar

Mr Akhtar is a highly experienced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon with 30+ years of experience in all aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and has 20+ years of experience in providing medico-legal reports.

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Profile

Mr Shakeel Akhtar is a Consultant in Oral, Maxillofacial and Head and Neck Surgeon also providing non-surgical facial cosmetic treatments.  He has a special interest in Oro-facial Oncology, head and neck reconstruction procedures. He has been employed as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon / Head and Neck Surgeon at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals since 1999, where he has served previously as Clinical Director for Head and Neck Surgery, Lead clinician for Head and Neck Oncology and a member of the network H&N cancer board. He is a member of the NW Deanery Specialist Training Committee in OMFS

He is registered with the General Medical Council and General Dental Council and on the Specialist list for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and of the Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons.  He has completed a long training in the UK comprising degrees in both Dentistry and Medicine. He has also completed overseas specialised fellowships in Amsterdam, Holland (Orthognathic Surgery) and Utah, USA (Facial Plastic Surgery).

He has been involved in the provision and supervision full range of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Experience of giving evidence

Mr Akhtar has been an expert witness since 1999. He has been involved in providing personal injury reports since 1994. He produces approximately 100 reports per year with a claimant/defendant/joint ratio of 77/20/3.

 

Languages spoken

  • English – Fluent
  • Urdu – Advanced
  • Punjabi – Advanced

Cases undertaken

Mr Akhtar accepts cases involving:

  • Personal injury cases
  • Clinical negligence

He is happy to accept cases relating to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery including:

  • Facial trauma
  • General OMFS
  • TMJ disorders
  • Facial soft tissue injuries
  • Dental implantology
  • Oral cancer
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Salivary gland disorders

Publications

Muhammad, J.K., Akhtar, S., Abu Al Nassar, H.et al. Regeneration of a Compromized Masticatory Unit in a Large Mandibular Defect Caused by a Huge Solitary Bone Cyst: A Case Report and Review of the Regenerative Literature.  Maxillofac. Oral Surg. 15 (Suppl 2), 295–305 (2016)

Jadun S, Vinayahan G, Markose G, Anjum K, Akhtar S. Bilateral pathological fracture of mandible associated with osteoradionecrosis. Oral Surgery 14(3): (2020)

Molloy R, Akhtar S. PEG insertion at the time of definitive surgery for oral malignancy. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery34(1):90-90 (2005)

Muhammad, J.K., Akhtar, S., Abu Al Nassar, H.et al. Regeneration of a Compromized Masticatory Unit in a Large Mandibular Defect Caused by a Huge Solitary Bone Cyst: A Case Report and Review of the Regenerative Literature.  Maxillofac. Oral Surg. 15 (Suppl 2), 295–305 (2016)

Radliffe K, Akhtar S, Wilson A. Bilateral hypoglossal nerve damage due to the use of the harmonic focus scalpel. BMJ case reports 13(1)

Jadun S, Padaki P, Akhtar S. The inclusion of maxillofacial CT examination in conventional Head Trauma CT protocol- A review of current practice. BJOMS 57(10), e73 (2019)

Lim L, Padaki P, Akhtar S. A retrospective audit of length of inpatient stay before and after the introduction of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery programme for patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. BJOMS 57(10):e80-81 (2019)

Broderick D, Peethala V, Akhtar S. An audit on diagnostic value and appropriateness of radiographs attached to general dental practitioner referrals to the oral and maxillofacial unit. BJOMS 55(10)e87-88 (2017)

Padaki P, Critchley E, Joy R, Wilson A, Akhtar S. Stage migration in patients with head and neck cancer. BJOMS. 54(10): e84

Wilson A, Hashimi A, Akhtar S. Dento-alveolar & fascial space abscesses of head and neck. BJOMS 54(10):e94 (2016)

Jaffa N, Adam D, Akhtar S, Kyzas P. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma presenting as mandibular tumor: Case report. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. 117(1), 23-26 (2014)

Wilson A, Adam D, Akhtar S. Impact of harmonic scalpel on blood loss in tumour resection and neck dissection for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. International Journal of Surgery. 11(8):644-5. (2013)

Bate R, Graham, R, Akhtar S. The Three Odontogenic Masqueraders. Manchester Medical Society Odontology. (2010)

Prabhu S, Akhtar S. National survey of the management of isolated orbital floor fractures—do we have double vision in managing them? BJOMS 47(7) (2009)

Prabhu S, Akhtar S. Intraoperative use of laryngectomy tube during head and neck oncological ablative and reconstructive procedures. BJOMS 48(5):384-5 (2009)

Chui G, Edwards A, Akhtar S, Hill J, Hanson I. Carotid body paraganglioma manifesting as a malignant solitary mass on imaging: a case report. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. 109(4):54-58 (2010)

Prabhu S, Edwards E, Akhtar S. National study group sessions using web-based teaching software: A new concept for training. BJOMS. 47(6):489-90 (2009)

Velegala S, Joy R, Hobman O, Thomson E, Akhtar S. Experience of a single centre in the use of F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomography with histopathologic correlation in the staging of head and neck cancer. IJOMS. 36(11):977 (2007

Prabhu S, Pitani K, Akhtar S. ‘Tombstoning’ – beyond Extreme Sports – an overview and a case report. IJOPMS 36(11): 1113 (2007)

Joy R, Velagal S, Akhtar S. Coding: an audit of its accuracy and implications. Bulletin RCS England 90(8):284-285. (2008)

Availability

Mr Akhtar is available for medico-legal work and is able to provide an appointment usually within 2 weeks of receipt of instructions and a completed report within 2 weeks of appointments and receipt of all the required information. He is able to offer both face to face appointments and video consultations when appropriate.

He is also able to provide home visits and prison visits, when appropriate to do so.

Qualifications and memberships

Qualifications

  • BDS 1994
  • FDS RCS (Eng) 1988
  • MB ChB 1992
  • FRCS (Eng) 1996
  • FRCS (OMFS) 1999

Memberships

  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeon
  • Member of the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of the Medical Protection Society
  • Registration as a Medical Practitioner with Specialist Registration with the General Medical Council
  • Member of the British Medical Association

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