West Cancer Center & Research Institute Expands Women’s Health Care

Nov 24, 2022 at 10:06 pm by pjeter


Dr. Ben Abdu, a board-certified gynecologist specializing in minimally invasive GYN surgery and Urogynecology, is joining West Cancer Center & Research Institute December 5.

His expertise in treating benign female conditions both in office and surgically, will allow their Gynecologic Oncologist to focus on the increasing number of cancer patients at West. Dr. Abdu has an impressive bio with over 23 years of gynecologic experience including advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, management of complicated endometriosis, pelvic floor disorders, and urinary and fecal incontinence.

He graduated with high honors from Medical School at the University of South Carolina in Charleston before a family medicine residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, OBGYN residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Chattanooga and a minimally invasive GYN surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center/Women’s Surgery Center.

Dr. Abdu comes to West from Poplar Avenue Women’s Clinic, preceded by a position as Director and Assistant Professor of the Division of Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery at UTHSC/Regional One Physicians. A distinguished career started at Weed Army Community Hospital in California where he was responsible for the care of over 16,000 military service members and their families before joining as staff physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Concord, NH. His experience as an OB/GYN started at North Georgia Women’s for 4 years before moving to Memphis.

Dr. Todd Tillmanns, Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Division at West, stated; “We are honored to have Dr. Abdu join our team and his expertise in minimally invasive gynecologic procedure will be a tremendous asset to women’s health at West Cancer Center.”


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