Who is Mr Jaf Abu?

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.

His busy NHS practice is based at the Nottingham City Hospital with his private practice at The Park Hospital Nottingham and Nottingham Spire Hospital.

What type of gynaecological issues will Mr Abu treat?

Mr Abu provides a range of gynaecological surgeries including minimally invasive (keyhole) gynaecological surgery, a colposcopy/hysteroscopy service, as well as treatments for the following gynaecological conditions and cancers:

• Cervical cancer (cancer of the neck of the womb)

• Uterine (womb) cancer

• Menstrual disorders – Heavy periods (menorrhagia), painful periods (dysmenorrhoea)

• Ovarian cysts

• Ovarian cancer and peritoneal cancer

• Vulval cancer or (vulvar cancer)

• Vaginal cancer

• Abnormal cervical smears, bleeding after sex, bleeding between periods

• Fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic pain

• Post menopausal bleeding

Where can I see Mr Abu as a patient?

There are a few options available in the Nottinghamshire area. His private practice is predominantly at BMI The Park Hospital in Arnold and he also has a practice in Spire Nottingham Hospital in Tollerton. Mr Abu also has a very busy NHS practice based at the Nottingham City Hospital.

What is Mr Abu’s specialist interest?

Mr Abu’s special interest is 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.

Where did Mr Abu train?

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.

Is Mr Abu part of any professional memberships?

Yes, Mr Abu is a member of several gynaecological societies both nationally and internationally. Mr Abu has received a number of awards including the Ethicon Travel Awards as a Gynaecological Oncology Fellow, as well as being recognised by the International Who’s Who in Medicine for his contribution to the medical profession.

Has Mr Abu been associated with any research?

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.

What is Mr Abu’s career highlight to date?

About few years ago, a young woman with 5 previous miscarriages was pregnant when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Faced with the prospect of having a termination, I offered her an innovative procedure of removing the neck of her womb and keyhole surgery to remove lymph glands in the pelvis when she was about 12-14 weeks pregnant. She went on to have a caesarean section delivery with a healthy baby.

What do I do if I want to arrange an appointment with Mr Abu?

Simply call Mr Abu’s medical secretary who would be delighted to arrange an appointment for you.