Mr Jaf Abu

Mr Jaf Abu

Consultant Gynaecologist

Practising at

Spire Nottingham Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Jaf Abu at Spire include:


Other treatments

I am an expert in managing complex and advanced ovarian cancer cases and am renowned for my ability to perform complex gynaecological keyhole operations, including surgery for woman who are morbidly obese.

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Professional profile

I am a consultant gynaecological oncology surgeon. I sub-specialise in gynaecological cancer and have substantial experience in carrying out surgical treatments for a spectrum of gynaecological cancers.

I was instrumental to the introduction of keyhole hysterectomy (TotLapHyst) in the management of endometrial cancer in Nottingham. I also introduced keyhole surgical management of cervical cancer (cancer of the neck of the womb) – Total Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy (TLRH).

I also regularly perform minimally invasive fertility preservation surgery for early stages of cervical cancer in young women who desire such procedure – Total Laparoscopic Radical Trachelectomy (TLRT). To ensure my clinical skills are up to date, I regularly attend national and international seminars on gynaecological cancers and radical cancer surgery.

I also perform visitations to other hospitals where I provide mentorship to other consultants in minimally invasive surgery in both general oncological gynaecology.

In 2007 I established a bi-annual Masterclass Course which has become popular both nationally and internationally. On the course, I teach other consultants about the keyhole and other laparoscopic procedures in gynaecology.

I have published text book chapters, authored a textbook, and have several peer reviewed publications in reputable journals including the Lancet Oncology.

Clinical Interests

Gynaecological cancer
Gynaecology and/or obstetrics
Post menopausal problems

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Media Coverage

Consultant Mr Jafaru Abu helps couple beat cancer during pregnancy
July 2017

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of Benin / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MSc / University of Leicester / 2003
Master of Science

Professional memberships

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG)
British Gynaecological Cancer Society
European Society of Gynaecological Oncology
International Gynecologic Cancer Society
British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

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Current NHS posts

Nottingham University Hospitals.

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Personal Profile

I love reading, keeping fit, travelling and am a keen car racing fan, especially formula 1. 

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Nottingham Hospital 0115 937 7735