About Mr Jafaru Abu

Consultant Gynaecologist MBBS MSc MRCOG

Mr Jafaru Abu is a Consultant Gynaecologist based in Nottingham

Mr Abu specialises in the treatment of the entire spectrum of gynaecological cancers and is well renowned for his exceptional ability to perform complex key-hole procedures.

Mr Abu runs a very busy NHS practice which is based at the Nottingham City Hospital with his private practice at The Park Hospital Nottingham and Nottingham Spire Hospital.

Mr Jaf Abu has a special interest in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery and was one of the first gynaecologists in the UK to perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), a “scarless” procedure.

Mr Abu was instrumental in the introduction of total laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy (TotLapHyst) for the management of endometrial cancer and later for surgical management of cervical cancer at the Nottingham University Hospitals. He also regularly performs keyhole fertility preservation surgery for early stages of cervical cancer in young women.

Mr Abu also treats advanced ovarian cancers aiming to achieve complete tumour resection. This procedure is currently only performed by a handful of gynaecological oncologists in the UK as it requires a more advanced surgical oncology training.

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

Medical Seminars

Mr Abu attends national and international seminars both as a delegate and a speaker.

Clinical Skills Workshops

Mr Abu is involved in organising clinical workshops that are used to train doctors.

Clinical Research

Mr Abu continues to do clinical research work into gynaecological cancers.

Mr Abu regularly attends national and international seminars both as a delegate and a speaker. He provides mentoring for other consultants in advanced keyhole surgery in gynaecology, in particular total laparoscopic hysterectomy and total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy.

Committed to the training of other consultants, Mr Abu is involved in organising clinical skill workshops that are used to train other doctors in the skills needed for advanced laparoscopic surgery in women. Mr Abu established aMasterclass Course, which has become popular both nationally and internationally. In the course, Mr Abu teaches other consultants about the skills used in total laparoscopic hysterectomy and other minimally invasive procedures in gynaecology. He is also a member of an international faculty of experts in IRCAD Minimally Invasive Training Centre in Strasbourg, France.

Mr Abu has completed original research work on Menstrual Disorders and Retinoid Receptors in Cervical Cancer at the University Hospital of Leicester. Mr Abu continues to do clinical research workinto gynaecological cancers. He is still involved in conducting/supporting clinical trials because he believes they are of tremendous benefits tofuture patients.

Amy Cupit Story

Amy Cupit can’t help but get emotional when talking about her surgery and especially her surgeon Mr Jaf Abu. Amy had been suffering from several miscarriages and in 2011 she was given the devastating news that she also has cervical cancer whilst being on her sixth pregnancy.

Rebecca Campher Story

Any cancer diagnosis is devastating but what if it is likely to rob you of your chance to have a child. Mr Jaf Abu's patient from Derbyshire was told she had cervical cancer, however, an unusual treatment has allowed her to achieve her dream of becoming a mother by choosing not to remove her womb.

Nothing brings me more joy in knowing that I helped

Many female survivors may have difficulty conceiving after cancer treatment, but the infertility risks for different age groups and cancer treatments are variable. However, I am honoured to have played a part in some successful stories.