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Nicole M. Saur, MD

Nicole M. Saur, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Saur is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2016
  • Surgery, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Surgery
  • Anal Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colitis
  • Colon Biopsy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Fistula
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis (Colonic Diverticulitis)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Tumor
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ileal J-Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) Surgery (J Pouch)
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paget's Disease
  • Parastomal Hernia Evaluation and Repair
  • Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Perianal Hidradenitis (Sweat Glands Disease)
  • Pilonidal Cyst Surgery
  • Proctoscopy
  • Rectal Biopsy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Stenosis Strictures
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincter Saving Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis (Colitis Ulcerosa, UC)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of North Dakota
Residency: Tufts - New England Medical Center
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Florida


American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), National Association for Academic Surgery, National Association of Women Surgeons, National International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), International Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Saur is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Thompson EV, Saur NM.: Pelvic Floor Conditions: Rectal Intussusception. Clinical Decision Making in Colorectal Surgery, 2nd ed : 2019.

Montroni I, Saur NM, Audisio RA.: Colorectal Cancer in Older Adults: Surgical Issues Geriatric Oncology : 2019.

Wale A, Wexner SD, Saur NM, Massarotti H, Laurberg S, Kennedy E, Rockall A, Sebag-Montefiore D, Brown G.: Session 1: The evolution and development of the multidisciplinary team approach: USA, European and UK experiences - what can we do better? Colorectal Disease : 17-27,2018.

Murken D, Concors S, Aarons C, Saur N, Shanmugan S, Paulson E: Operative Outcomes After Robotic Proctectomy for Rectal Cancer Are Influenced by Center-Level Volume American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons National Meeting, Nashville, TN : 2018.

Birkett R, Concors S, Saur N, Aarons C, Bleier J, Shanmugan S, Paulson E: Overuse and Limited Benefit of Chemotherapy For Stage II Colon Cancer In Young Patients American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons National Meeting, Nashville, TN : 2018.

Vining C, Concors S, Saur N, Paulson E: Combined Protectomy and Hepatectomy for Stage IV Rectal Cancer is Safe with Significant 5-year Survival Rates American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons National Meeting, Nashville, TN : 2018.

Montroni I, Ugolini G, Saur NM, Spinelli A, Rostoft S, Millan M, Wolthuis A, Daniels IR, Hompes R, Penna M, Fürst A, Papamichael D, Desai AM, Cascinu S, Gèrard JP, Myint AS, Lemmens VEPP, Berho M, Lawler M, De Liguori Carino N, Potenti F, Nanni O, Altini M, Beets G, Rutten H, Winchester D, Wexner SD, Audisio RA.: Personalized management of elderly patients with rectal cancer: Expert recommendations of the European Society of Surgical Oncology, European Society of Coloproctology, International Society of Geriatric Oncology, and American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. European Journal of Surgical Oncology : 2018.

Saur NM, Bleier JIS.: How to Avoid Complications/Treatment of Endoscopic Complications. Advanced Colonoscopy and Endoluminal Surgery : 2017.

Saur, NM, Montroni I, Ghignone F, Ugolini G, Audisio R.A.: Attitudes of Surgeons toward Elderly Cancer Patients: A Survey from the SIOG Surgical Task Force. Visceral Medicine 33 : 262-266,2017.

Saur NM, Bleier JIB.: IBD: Management of a painful anal fissure and skin tags in patients with Crohn's disease. Difficult Decisions in Colorectal Surgery: An Evidence Based Approach : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Colorectal Surgery
University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital
Penn Medicine Washington Square
800 Walnut St. 20th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-5333
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)