About Mr Achal Khanna

After qualifying from Nottingham University, Mr Khanna undertook novel research into Nitric Oxide and endothelial dysfunction in Australia. This thesis resulted in multiple papers in high impact peer reviewed journals and multiple presentations at International, National and Regional levels. Subsequent to this work, Mr Khanna was also invited to present his findings at International Scientific Conferences and was also awarded the prestigious ‘Queen Elizabeth Research Foundation Scholarship,’ and the ‘Justin Miller Memorial Prize,’ from the Royal College of Surgeons of Australasia.

He completed his Surgical Training in the East Midlands and was admitted to become a Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd) in 2008 (at first attempt) and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2014 (at first attempt), with sub-specialisation in Oesophagogastric surgery (Upper GI surgery) (FRCS (Eng) Gen).

He is an expert in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery which he particularly enjoys. The evidence behind keyhole surgery suggests that it is less painful and that patients return to work and sport much quicker than traditional ‘open surgery’. The scars left after keyhole surgery are also much less obvious than after traditional surgery. He is also a JAG accredited Upper GI endoscopist (gastroscopist) and after attaining his Certificate of Completion (CCT) in 2015, was duly admitted to the Specialist Register. He has performed well in excess of 3000 laparoscopic cases and since becoming a Consultant General Surgeon with Upper GI subspecialist interest, has had a negligible complication rate.

He is the only Upper GI Surgeon in Milton Keynes and has a substantive post at Milton Keynes University Hospital. He has also had extensive training in both bariatric and gastric and oesophageal cancer surgery but now concentrates on benign conditions.


In addition to his clinical commitments Mr Khanna is thoroughly engaged in research activities, has published many research papers and has lectured widely and internationally. He loves playing all sports and spending time with his young family.

Since Consultant appointment Achal has begun to introduce laparoscopic surgery to Blakelands Hospital and is in the process of developing the anti-reflux service at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Current NHS consultant posts held:

Milton Keynes University Hospital, H8 Standing Way, Eaglestone,
Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK6 5LD
Phone: 01908 660033

The Saxon Clinic Milton Keynes , V7 Saxon St, Eaglestone,
Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK6 5LR
Phone: 01908 665533

Blakelands Hospital Smeaton Close, Blakelands,
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK14 5HR
Phone: 01908 334200


  • Very happy with my appointment today, was very helpful.

  • Helpful & understanding Straight to point of procedure required

  • He has been very good.

  • I found this doctor very reassuring and very helpful. I am much happier after speaking with him and have full confidence that he will help me fully with my problem.

  • Very direct Very efficient

  • Excellent manner. Put me at ease immediately.

  • Very pleasant doctor indeed.

  • I was nervous at first however, after speaking to the Dr I understand what will happen and the reasons why I have the problem.

  • Dr Khanna appears to be pleasing, confident and capable.

  • Made me feel at ease & I felt secure and confident about what he was telling me.


Telephone: 01908 305 127