Mr Michael Powar


FRCS (Gen Surg), B Med Sci, BM BS

GMC number: 4432504

Practising since: 1997


General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery

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  • Wednesday
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Michael Powar was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2012 following prestigious specialist fellowships at the world-renowned St Marks and Royal Brisbane Hospitals. He has worked in the NHS for 25 years with over 10 years of Consultant specialist experience running a busy clinical practice. He is the Specialty Lead for Colorectal Surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Lead for Undergraduate Colorectal teaching at the University of Cambridge Medical School. He is current Vice-President of the Royal Society of Medicine Coloproctology Section.

He 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. Furthermore, he has an active interest in surgical innovation to improve care, being involved in the commercial development of a surgical robot in Cambridge.

Mr Powar provides dedicated specialist clinics at the Nuffield offering a comprehensive service covering a wide range of bowel and anal conditions. He is an experienced endoscopist and regularly performs colonoscopy to investigate changes in bowel habit and rectal bleeding. He undertakes modern pioneering techniques to treat people with bowel function difficulties including laparoscopic 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

  • Blood test
  • Polypectomy
  • Gastrointestinal radiology
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • Stoma surgery
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Restorative proctocolectomy
  • Transanal haemorrhoid dearterialisation (THD)
  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Hernia repair
  • Rectopexy
  • Colorectal screening
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rectal examination under anaesthetic (or rectal EUA)
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • X-ray
  • MRI scan
  • The Rafaelo® Procedure
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Ultrasound
  • Anterior resection

Locations Mr Michael Powar works with

  • 4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF

    01223 370 922
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Related experience


  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine
  • Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland
  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation

Other posts held

  • Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
  • Specialty Lead, Cambridge Colorectal Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
  • Lead for Undergraduate Colorectal Teaching, Clinical School, University of Cambridge
  • Vice President, Royal Society of Medicine Coloproctology Section

Insurers Mr Michael Powar works with

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

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • 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
  • 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.