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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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

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 Medical Association, National American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), National Association for Academic Surgery, National

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:

Lowenfeld L, Saur NM, Bleier JIS>: How to avoid and treat Endoscopic Complications. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery 28 : 41-46,2017.

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. Visc Med 33 : 262-266,2017.

Saur, NM, Wexner SD.: An update on minimally invasive techniques in colorectal surgery for neoplasia. Minerva Chir : 377-381,2016.

Saur, NM, Bleier JIS: Transanal Ednoscopic Surgery. UpToDate, Basow, DS : 2016.

Saur NM, Bleier JIS.: The Management of Rectovaginal Fistula Cameron and Cameron: Current Surgical Therapy Chapter 59 (In 12 Edition): 2016.

Saur, NM, Wexner SD: The management of Rectal Prolapse Cameron and Cameron: Current Surgical Therapy Chapter 40 (In 12 Edition): 2016.

Saur NM, Sands DR.: Anorectal abscess. Anorectal Disease: Contemporary Management. : 2015 (In press).

Saur NM, Wexner SD.: Minimally invasive techniques to decrease the impact of colorectal surgery for neoplasia. Minerva Chir 70 (4): 257-72,2015.

Saur NM, England MR, Menzie W, Melanson A, Trieu M, Berlin J, Hurley J, Krystyniak K, Kongable GL, Nasraway SA Jr.: Accuracy of a novel noninvasive transdermal continuous glucose monitor in critically ill patients. Journal of Diabetes Science & Technology 8 (5): 945-950,2014.

Saur NM, Kongable GL, Holewinski S, O’Brien K, Nasraway SA Jr.: Software-guided insulin dosing: Tight glycemic control and decreased glycemic derangements in critical ill patients. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 88 (9): 920-929,2013.

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)