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Mr Muti Abulafi

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MS (Lond), FRCS (Eng)

Practices at: BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital

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Mr Muti Abulafi is a consultant colorectal and general surgeon since 1996. Muti graduated from Cairo University and obtained fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in1988. He was awarded Master of Surgery degree (MS) from the University of London in 1993 for his research work on the role of intraoperative photodynamic therapy in colorectal cancer. After a period of surgical training at the Royal London and St. Thomas’s Hospitals Muti was appointed in 1996 as a consultant colorectal surgeon at Croydon University Hospital (CUH).

Muti is a member of the colorectal cancer multi-disciplinary team at CUH and the Colorectal Pathway Group of the Royal Marsden Partners (RMP) Accountable Cancer Network, a partnership of 10 NHS trusts in South and West London. He led the Colorectal Cancer MDT for 10 years until 2018 and chaired the Pathway Group for 5 years until 2020. Muti was also a member of the Clinical Board of the London Cancer Alliance until April 2016, 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. He is a past member of the London Zone Cancer Peer Review reference group, the cancer project Expert Reference Panel for Common Cancers and General Care, and the research and audit committee of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

He has a research interest in and has published on colorectal cancer and cancer genetics. Muti is the chief investigator of the NICE FIT study looking at the role of the FIT test in colorectal cancer. He is a founder and co-convener of the annual M25 colorectal Masterclass at Basingstoke funded by the Pelican Cancer Foundation, which teaches young trainee surgeons on all aspects of colorectal surgery.

Areas of interest

Rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy; Bowel cancer; Rectal cancer; Colon cancer; Diarrhoea; Constipation; Obstructed defecation; Abdominal pain; Anal pain; Faecal incontinence; Anaemia; Abdominal mass; Abdominal Swelling; Abdominal lump; skin Lump; Skin swelling; Colorectal cancer; Ulcerative colitis; Crohn's disease; Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Diverticular disease; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Rectal prolapse; Haemorrhoids; Piles; HALO; Stapled haemorrhoidectomy; Anal fistula; Fistula plugs; Anal fissure; Anal abscess; STARR; TEMS; TAMIS; Laparoscopic rectopexy; Gastroenterology; Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Flexible Sigmoidoscopy; gastroscopy; OGD; Inguinal hernia; Femoral hernia; Epigastric and umbilical hernia; Incisional hernia; Laparoscopic colorectal procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair



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 Membership

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
Royal Society of Medicine (Section of Coloproctology) 
European Association of Endoscopic Surgery 
American Society for Colon and Rectal Surgeons

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