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Mr Muti Abulafi

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MS (Lond), FRCS (Eng)


Colorectal surgery

General surgery

NHS hospital

Croydon University Hospital

Year qualified


Clinical interests

  • Early diagnosis of colorectal cancer and management of anal incontinence and obstructed defecation / constipation 

Other interests include:

  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Haemorrhoidal disease
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopic / key hole operations

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgery 

Professional profile

Mr Muti Abulafi is a consultant colorectal surgeon since 1996. He leads the colorectal cancer multi-disciplinary team at Croydon University Hospital (CUH) and chairs the Colorectal Cancer Pathway Group of the London Cancer Alliance (LCA), a partnership of 17 hospitals in South and West London.  He is a member of the Interim Clinical Board of the LCA, the London Early Diagnosis Implementation Group and the Endoscopy Strategy Subgroup for London.

Muti was Director of Cancer Services at CUH for eight years, until August 2012 and Chair of the SWL Colorectal Tumour Working Group for 10 years, until dissolution in March 2013. He was a past member of the research and audit committee of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, the London Zone Cancer Peer Review reference group, and the Cancer Project Expert Reference Panel for Common Cancers and General Care that helped shape the Case for Change and Model of Care for Cancer Services in London in 2011.

Mr Abulafi has a research interest in and has published on colorectal cancer and cancer genetics. He is a founder and co-convener of the annual M25 Colorectal Course funded by the Pelican Cancer Foundation, which teaches young trainee surgeons on all aspects of colorectal surgery. 

For list of some of his most important publications please follow this link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=abulafi%20%5Bau%5D



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