About us

Mr Shakeel Akhtar


Mr Akhtar is a Consultant in Oral, Maxillofacial and 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 is the Clinical Director for Head and Neck Surgery and Lead clinician for Head and Neck Oncology.

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).

Mr Akhtar is actively involved in teaching at all levels from Medical and Dental students to Specialist trainees in OMFS. He is a member of the NW Deanery Specialist Training Committee in OMFS

Whilst we usually require a referral from your General Practitioner, Dentist or Specialist, it may be possible to see you without a referral.  We are able to offer consultations in Blackpool, Preston and Lytham.

Oral & Maxillofacial (OMF) Surgeons specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. OMF surgery is unique in requiring a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry, and is often seen as the bridge between medicine and dentistry, treating conditions that require expertise from both backgrounds such as head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial disproportion, facial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, impacted teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws as well as numerous problems affecting the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections.

Services Overview

We aim to provide a quality of service of the highest standard with the motto of " Treat as you wish to be treated"


Address: Fylde Coast Hospital, St Walburgas  Road.  Blackpool.  FY3 8BP
Telephone: 07888 675042
Fax: 08712 428250
E-mail: akhtar.pa@omfs.surgery