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Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

(Tripoli, 1982)


(Glasgow, 1986)


(University College London – UCL, 1995)


(Gen Surg; Vasc); 2001 (Intercollegiate – General & Vascular Surgery)


Council Member & Treasurer: Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine

Referee: International Journal of Surgery 

Referee: British Journal of Surgery

Vascular Society

Royal College of Surgeons

GMC Registration



Mr A. Abu-Own

Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon

Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital | East Suffolk & North Essex  NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Abdusalam Abu-Own (MBChB, FRCS, PhD, CCST) is a Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon at Nuffield Health Hospital Ipswich. 


Following qualification from Medical School in Tripoli, Mr Abu-Own trained in General Surgery in Glasgow where he obtained the Surgical Fellowship.


He first acquired his international clinical and research reputation while conducting research as part of his PhD at University College London (UCL) and the Middlesex Hospital (now UCL Hospital) Vascular Laboratory in London. His main research interests were Venous Disease, Varicose Veins, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Microcirculation. 

He then trained in London and East Anglia, where he secured the Certificate of Completion of Surgical Training (CCST) in General and Vascular Surgery in 2001. He was appointed as Consultant in General & Vascular Surgery in Ipswich in March 2002.


Mr Abu-Own introduced techniques into Ipswich NHS Hospital, including the Inversion PIN Stripping technique in the management of varicose veins and the Mesh "Plug" technique for hernia repair. He continued to develop his research and clinical interests and believes in actively striving to continually improve standards for patient care.​


As such, he is a council member of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine and a referee for the British Journal of Surgery & International Journal of Surgery. His consistent hard work and relentless focus on patient safety, quality and outcomes is well recognised. He has helped develop guidelines and protocols used in ESNEFT and Nuffield Health Ipswich. He is the 'Responsible Officer' for several of these protocols and guidelines related to Thrombosis and Venous Disease.

This desire for optimal patient outcomes is also reflected in his private practice at Nuffield Health Ipswich where he is able to routinely utilise the conventional well tested as well as the most modern, minimally invasive treatments.

Nuffield Health were awarded Private Hospital Group of the Year for the third consecutive time at both the Health Investor Awards 2019 and LaingBuisson Awards 2019. Mr Abu-Own considers Nuffield Health Ipswich as the ideal place to welcome his private patients looking for the highest standards of personalised service and comfort in a peaceful and calm environment.

Mr Abu-Own enjoys teaching and training and was an undergraduate surgical tutor for several years. He continues to take an active role in teaching and training as a clinical and educational supervisor. He is a faculty member of ICENI and course leader for the Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) course at the ICENI Centre.

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