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 surgery (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.
Mr Khanna now provides robotic surgery (also called robot-assisted surgery) to self-paying patients. The use of robotic technology enables Mr Khanna to perform complex procedures in a less invasive way to support a faster recovery. He uses the Versius robotic surgical system in his robotic surgeries for its precision, dexterity and versatility.
As a renowned Versius expert, Mr Khanna is currently supervising ground-breaking research on the Versius platform and was the first in Europe to perform an inguinal hernia repair operation with Versius. His expertise in robotic surgery leads to excellent results in treatment plans.
Awards & Prizes
Winner of ‘Justin Miller Memorial’ Prize 2004 ‘Royal College of Surgeons of Australasia’
The incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in patients receiving chemotherapy for their oesophagogastric cancer. Khanna et al East Midlands Surgical Society 2012
Reduction of pain following laparoscopic surgery; a double blind prospective randomized controlled trial. Khanna et al East Midlands Surgical Society 2011
The Queen Elizabeth Research Foundation Scholarship Adelaide, Australia (2003).