Mr Michael Powar


MA, MB, MChir, LRCP, FRCS, FRCS (Gen Surg), FEBS (Coloproctology), FASCRS

GMC number: 4432504

Practicing since: 1997


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Wednesday AM (weekly)
  • Overview

Or call us on

01223 370922 (Appointments)


Michael Powar has particular expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and colorectal pelvic floor disorders. He has one of the most extensive experiences in laparoscopic “keyhole” bowel surgery in Cambridge and is involved in training the surgeons of tomorrow, running international courses and mentoring consultant colleagues. He was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2012 following prestigious specialist training in the world-renowned St Marks and Royal Brisbane Hospitals. He is the Lead for Colorectal Pelvic Floor at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Lead for Undergraduate Colorectal teaching at the University of Cambridge Medical School.

Michael Powar provides dedicated specialist clinics at both the Nuffield and Spire Hospitals offering a comprehensive service covering a wide range of bowel and anal conditions. His general surgical practice is intentionally limited to abdominal and groin hernias. He undertakes modern pioneering techniques to treat patients with bowel function difficulties including laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy and sacral nerve stimulation. To-date, he is the first and only clinician to perform sacral nerve stimulation for patients with faecal incontinence in the East of England and provides a regional service for this.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Michael Powar at Nuffield Health

  • Stoma surgery
  • Restorative proctocolectomy
  • Transanal haemorrhoid dearterialisation (THD)
  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Hernia repair
  • Rectopexy
  • Colorectal screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rectal examination under anaesthetic (or rectal EUA)
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • The Rafaelo® Procedure
  • Anterior resection

Locations Mr Michael Powar works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

Other post held

  • Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Insurers Mr Michael Powar works with

Mr Michael Powar works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Michael Powar does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Michael Powar does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Michael Powar does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.