Nicole M Saur, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Department of Colorectal Surgery
University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital
Penn Medicine Washington Square
800 Walnut St. 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 2158295333
Fax: 2158295350
B.S. (Biology)
University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN , 2005.
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Geriatric Surgery, Optimization of Patients Before Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Description of Research Expertise

Geriatric Surgery, Perioperative Optimization, Frailty Screening, Prehabilitation, Functional Recovery

Selected Publications

Saur NM, Montroni I, Shahrokni A, Kunitake H, Potenti FM, Goodacre RC, Davis BR, Carli F: Care of the geriatric colorectal surgical patient and framework for creating a geriatric program: A compendium from the 2019 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 63(11): 1489-1495, Nov. 2020

Montroni I, Rostoft S, Spinelli A, Van Leeuwen BL, Ercolani G, Saur NM, Jaklitsch MT, Somasundar PS, de Liguori Carino N, Ghignone F, Foca F, Zingaretti C, Audisio RA, Ugolini G; SIOG surgical task force/ESSO GOSAFE study group: GOSAFE - Geriatric Oncology Surgical Assessment and Functional rEcovery after Surgery: Early analysis on 977 patients. Journal of Geriatric Oncology 11(2): 244-255, Mar. 2020 Notes: Epub Sept. 3, 2019.

Montroni I, Saur NM: Modern, multidisciplinary colorectal cancer care in older patients: Striking a balance between cancer treatment and patient-centered care. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 46(3): 299-300, Mar. 2020 Notes: Editorial; Epub Jan. 22, 2020.

Saur NM, Montroni I: Geriatric comanagement: A secret ingredient of the elusive recipe. JAMA Network Open 3(8): e209460, Aug. 3 2020.

Saur NM, Montroni I: The opposite of undertreating is frailty screening. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 45(7): 1127-1128, July 2019 Notes: Editorial; Epub Jan. 29, 2019.

Zattoni D, Montroni I, Saur NM, Garutti A, Bacchi Reggiani ML, Galetti C, Calogero P, Tonini V: A simple screening tool to predict outcomes in older adults undergoing emergency general surgery. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 67(2): 309-316, Feb. 2019 Notes: Epub Oct. 9, 2018.

Montroni I, Saur NM, Audisio RA: Colorectal cancer in older adults: Surgical issues. Geriatric Oncology. Extermann E (eds.). New York: Springer, Page: 713-730, 2019.

Saur NM, Montroni I, Ghignone F, Ugolini G, Audisio RA: Attitudes of surgeons toward elderly cancer patients: A survey from the SIOG Surgical Task Force. Visceral Medicine 33(4): 262-266, Aug. 2017 Notes: Epub Aug. 7, 2017.

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 44(11): 1685-1702, Nov. 2018 Notes: Epub Aug. 15, 2018.

Saur NM, Bleier JIS: How to avoid complications/treatment of endoscopic complications. Advanced Colonoscopy and Endoluminal Surgery. Lee SW, ROss H, Rivadeneira DE, Steele SR, Feingold D (eds.). New York: Springer, Page: 197-206, 2017 Notes: Chap. 20.

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