Mr Muti Abulafi

Mr Muti Abulafi

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

MB BCh, MS (Lon), FRCS (Eng)

I have been a consultant colorectal, general and laparoscopic surgeon for 22 years with expertise in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor dysfunction. I have a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment (either by minimally invasive surgery or endoscopic treatment) of early rectal and bowel cancer.

My general and colorectal areas of interest include: rectal bleeding, bowel cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, faecal incontinence, abdominal pain, lumps and swelling, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Diverticular disease, rectal prolapse, haemorrhoids (Piles), HALO, stapled haemorrhoidectomy, anal fistula, anal fissure, anal abscess, inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, epigastric and umbilical hernia, incisional hernia, laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal procedures and laparoscopic incisional hernia repair. My gastroenterology interests include; flexible sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and OGD.

I lead the colorectal cancer multi-disciplinary team at CUH and chair the Colorectal Pathway Group of the Royal Marsden Partners (RMP) Accountable Cancer Network, a partnership of 10 NHS trusts in South and West London. I was 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. I was director of cancer services at CUH for eight years, until August 2012.

I have a research interest in and have published on colorectal cancer and cancer genetics. I am the chief investigator of the NICE FIT study looking at the role of the FIT test in colorectal cancer. I am 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.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Muti Abulafi at Spire include:

General surgery

Colorectal surgery


Other treatments

  • Appendicectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Trans Anal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Laparoscopic surgery
Motility disorder
Minimal access surgery

MB; BCh / University of Cairo / 1981
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES)

Royal Society of Medicine

Professional leadership

Chair of the colorectal cancer pathway group Royal Marsden Partners (RMP) Cancer Alliance

Croydon University Hospital.