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Jafaru Abu is a consultant gynaecological surgeon and oncologist whose NHS practice is based at the Nottingham City Hospital Campus of Nottingham University Hospitals. His private practice is based at The Park Hospital Nottingham. He is a subspecialty trained gynaecological oncologist and has developed a major interest in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery. He was instrumental in the introduction of total laparoscopic hysterectomy (keyhole hysterectomy) in the management of endometrial cancer (cancer of the womb) at the Nottingham University Hospitals and highly trained in performing complex gynaecological key-hole operations even in the morbidly obese women.

Mr Abu trained at Leicester University Hospitals where he also completed subspecialty training in gynaecological oncology. Because of his interest in minimally invasive surgery, he consolidated his laparoscopic training and skills at the Queensland Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Royal Brisbane Hospital for Women, Queensland, Australia.

Single Incision Laparoscopic surgery (SILS), is a new "scarless" procedure for some gynaecology treatments for Women. Mr Abu is one of the first Gynaecologists in the UK to perform this procedure and was recently interviewed in the Daily mail for this revolutionary new treatment which has significant patient benefits.

Mr Abu is also committed to the Training of other consultants in advanced laparoscopic surgery in gynaecology. To this end, he established a bi-annual Masterclass Course in 2007 (see link) where other consultants are taught the skills of total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). The course has become popular nationally and internationally and is usually fully subscribed with a long waiting list. He is also performs visitations to other hospitals where he acts as a mentor to consultant colleagues on advanced keyhole surgery in gynaecology especially total laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Clinical Interests

  • General gynaecology

  • Gynaecological oncology

  • Colposcopy

  • Hysteroscopy

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Ovarian cysts

  • Endometrial cancer

  • Cervical cancer

  • Vulvar/vaginal cancers

  • Vulvar disorders

  • Minimal access surgery

  • Laparoscopy

  • Menstrual disorders

  • Menorrhagia

  • Fibroids

  • Prolapse surgery

Professional Membership

  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

  • British Gynaecological Cancer Society

  • British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Cytology

  • International Gynaecological Cancer Society

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