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Mr Jafaru Abu

Mr Jafaru Abu
Job title
Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon and Oncologist
Primary specialtyGynaecology
Secondary specialtyLaparoscopic Surgery
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Mr Jafaru Abu, Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon and Oncologist in Nottingham, specialises in the surgical management of gynaecological cancers, minimally invasive gynaecological surgery and colposcopy.

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 practice as a private gynaecologist in Nottingham is based at The Park Hospital Nottingham and Nottingham Woodthorpe Hospital. 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 he is highly trained in performing complex gynaecological key-hole operations even in the morbidly obese women where he has acquired a reputation.

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 conditions.  Mr Abu is one of the first Gynaecologists in the UK to perform this procedure and was 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 because of his belief of the benefits of key-hole surgery especially in women. To this end, he established a bi-annual Masterclass Course in 2007 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 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.

To ensure his clinical skills are up-to-date, Mr Abu regularly attends both national and international seminars such as British Gynaecological Cancer Society, International Gynaecological Cancer Society, European Society of Gynaecological Oncologists, American Society of Gynaecological Oncology and European Society of Endoscopic (key-hole) Surgeons. He is also involved in organising clinical skills workshops for the training of other doctors.
Clinical interests
Minimally invasive (key-hole) gynaecological surgery:
- Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
- Total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for early stage cervical cancer
- Fertility sparing keyhole operations in gynaecological cancer in young women
- Single Incision Laparoscopic (“Scarless”) gynaecological surgical procedures
- Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis and adhesions
- Endometrial ablation in the management of heavy menstrual bleeding
- Key-hole management of ovarian cysts and fibroids

Gynaecological cancers:
- Cervical cancer (cancer of the neck of the womb)
- Ovarian cancer
- Endometrial (womb) cancer
- Vulvar and vaginal cancers

Colposcopy/hysteroscopy service

Menstrual disorders and uterine fibroids
Research interests
Mr Abu has completed original research work on Menstrual Disorders and Retinoid Receptors in Cervical Cancer at the University Hospital of Leicester. This work led to various articles being published in reputable peer reviewed journals. Mr Abu continues to do clinical research work especially into gynaecological cancers. He is still involved in conducting/supporting clinical trials because he believes they are of tremendous benefits to the future patient.
Professional memberships
Mr Abu is a member of various gynaecological societies both nationally and internationally including British Gynaecological Cancer Society, International Gynaecological Cancer Society, European Society of Gynaecological Oncologists, British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
NHS Hospital
Nottingham University Hospitals
Private hospital/Private clinic
BMI The Park Hospital
Sherwood Lodge Drive
Burnststump Country Park
Jafaru Abu
Sherwood Lodge Drive
United Kingdom
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