Muti Abulafi

  • Hernia
  • Laparoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Rectal prolapse

Mr Muti Abulafi

GMC: 3381353

Mr Muti Abulafi is a highly skilled consultant surgeon with over 30 years' experience in both colorectal and general surgery. He has a special interest in colorectal cancer care and currently acts as lead for the colorectal cancer multidisciplinary team at Croydon University Hospital. His other specialist interests include colorectal and keyhole surgery, colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor dysfunction, and hernia operations. Mr Abulafi takes a keen interest in research, and has published extensively on colorectal cancer and cancer genetics. He is actively involved in training and education, having helped found and establish the annual M25 colorectal course, which teaches trainee surgeons and educates them on all aspects of colorectal surgery. Mr Abulafi is a member of several specialist surgical associations in the UK and Europe and is the current Chair of the Colorectal Cancer Pathway Group at the Royal Marsden Partners Cancer Vanguard.

  • Professional experience

    • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital (present)
    • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Spire St Anthony's (present)
    • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Croydon Day Hospital (present)
    • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, North Downs Hospital, Surrey (present)
    • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon & Colorectal Cancer Team Lead, Croydon University Hospital (present)
  • Public positions

    • Chair, Colorectal Cancer Pathway Group, Royal Marsden Partners CancerVanguard
    • Past Chair, Colorectal Cancer Pathway Group, London Cancer Alliance (LCA)
    • Past Director of Cancer, Croydon University Hospital (2005 – 2012)
    • Past Chair of the SWL Colorectal Tumour Working Group
    • Past member, Specialised Colorectal Clinical Reference Group, NHS England (2010 – 2015)
    • Past Member, research and audit committee, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    • Past Member, London Zone Cancer Peer Review reference group
    • Member, London Cancer Project Expert Panel for Common Cancers and General Care (2011)
  • Education

    • MS, University of London, UK (1993)
    • FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK (1988)
    • FRCS, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK (1988)
    • MBBCh, University of Cairo, Egypt (1980)
  • Professional membership

    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
    • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    • ​​American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
    • European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
    • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Prizes and awards

    • BJS (British Journal of Surgery) prize for best SRS (Surgical Research Society) published research paper (1995)
    • Honours, University of Cairo (1980)

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Anal abscess
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Anal fistula surgery
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer surgery
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fistula
  • Haemorrhoid surgery
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Itchy bottom
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery
  • Piles (haemorrhoids)
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectal surgery
  • Rectocele
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Umbilical hernia

Make an appointment


  • Shirley Oaks Hospital
    Poppy Lane, Shirley Oaks Village CR9 8AB - London (South London)
    (+44) 02039342063
  • North Downs Hospital
    46 Tupwood Lane, Caterham CR3 6DP - Caterham
    (+44) 02039342066
  • Spire St Anthony's Hospital
    801 London Road, Cheam, Worcester Park SM3 9DW - Sutton
    (+44) 02039342067


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