Professor Peter Sagar



GMC number: 2833608

Practising since: 1983


General Surgery

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Peter Sagar qualified from Leeds Medical School in 1983 with honours after initially gaining a First Class Honours degree in Pathology in 1980. After basic surgical training at The General Infirmary at Leeds and becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, he went on to complete a Doctorate in Medicine with research into new techniques in the surgery for inflammatory bowel disease. This work was awarded the prestigious Patey prize by the Surgical Research Society in 1990.

His research interests continued as a Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Liverpool, before working as a Chief Resident at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

In 1996, he started at Leeds General Infirmary and has gone on to develop a national referral practice for the management of recurrent pelvic malignancy. Peter has been involved in the laparoscopic management of colon and rectal disease since its inception and currently runs an active training and research fellowship.

He was awarded the Hunterian Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012 and was made Professor of Colorectal Surgery in 2018. He is also a member of The Court of Examiners, Speciality Advisory Committee (General Surgery) and Associate Training Programme Director (Yorkshire & Humber).  Prof Sagar is also a Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons and President of the Association of Coloprocology of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Special interests

Other interests

  • Anal disease
  • Fistulas and fissures
  • Colon resection
  • Treatment for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Groin hernias
  • Abdominal wall hernias

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Peter Sagar at Nuffield Health

  • Polypectomy
  • Open surgery groin hernia repair
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Hernia repair
  • Colorectal screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Bilateral (inguinal) hernia repair
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Anterior resection

Locations Professor Peter Sagar works with


    2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB

    0113 3227251
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Related experience


Professor Sagar has lectured throughout the world and has published over 200 papers and 35 book chapters.


  • Association of Surgeons
  • Association of Coloproctology
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons - Council Member

Other posts held

  • Consultant General Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospital

Insurers Professor Peter Sagar works with

Professor Peter Sagar works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • WPA


Professor Peter Sagar does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Peter Sagar does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Peter Sagar does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.