Meet Your Surgeon
Mr Robin Seagger
MBBS MSc FRCS
"I opted to see Mr. Seagger after carefully reviewing his specialities and expertise and he seemed to have the right credentials to assist me with a troubling shoulder injury that was preventing me from enjoying tennis and also causing me to have problems sleeping properly. A thorough examination ensued on meeting Mr. Seagger and first Xrays were taken which proved to be somewhat inconclusive, so an MRI scan followed. This showed two separate problems of tendonitis and also arthritis within the shoulder joint. After discussion and debate between Mr. Seagger and I, we agreed that we'd see if a cortisone injection would benefit as this would help determine future actions, whether the outcome was good or bad. The short term result of this wasn't superb but the pain had lessened considerably and over time, (now nearly 4 months) the pain has virtually disappeared and I'm able to fully resume all previous activities that caused problems beforehand. Mr. Seagger has been professional throughout and also very good in explaining very clearly (in layman's terms) exactly what could be determined from the scans, what the available treatments and likely outcomes were and what future steps could be taken, dependant upon those outcomes. Hopefully the pain will stay away and I will have no need for further treatment but if this problem should re-occur, I would have no hesitiation in contacting Mr. Seagger again."
"I have suffered for 4 years and had severe pain for 2 years. 40 mins with mr seagger has answered so many problems and given me piece of mind of how to continue...really first class top consultant thank you"
"My appointments with Mr Seegar went extremely well. Very efficient found the cause of my injury and advised me on the treatments which I have just had the scan and steroid injection hopefully this will reduce the pain I am due to see Mr Seegar in the new year many thanks"
"Mr Seagger worked quickly and efficiently to diagnose my problem. Options for treatment were discussed. A procedure was booked in swiftly. subsequent visits showed the treatment had worked. Happily discharged 3 months later. Mr Seagger was very clear that additional appointments could be sought should further problems occur."
"I have been delighted with the surgical treatment I have received from Dr Seaggar at the Highfield Hospital for a subacromial decompression. He was solicitous, positive and totally professional throughout all the consultations which I had with him. The operation has made an enormous difference to the quality of my life and enabled me to get back to the fitness regime which is so important to me. I am extremely grateful that the NHS is doing a great job in this particular field."
"I recently had surgery on my shoulder to remove calcium deposits. I had been in considerable pain for sometime, unable to sleep and barely able to use the arm. I was seen by Mr Seagger, September 2017,and a month later I was admitted for day surgery. Since the surgery the pain has disappeared and the use of my shoulder and arm have gradually returned, with further improvement promised for the future. I am a very satisfied patient."
"Mr Seagger treated me for a dislocated shoulder , I found him to be very straightforward, every step was explained to me in detail which I could understand , now fully recovered .."
"I first saw Dr. Seagger a couple of years ago with a problem I was experiencing with my right shoulder. He instantly put me at ease, assessed and diagnosed the problem and provided me with a few options I could take before we went down the surgery route. These options were tried and helped but unfortunately didn’t eradicate the problem and surgery was required. I can honestly say that since he operated on this shoulder I have had no further problems with it. From the booking of appointments to consultations to surgery and post-operative care I have been provided with a first-class service. Dr. Seagger also advised that I probably would have the same problem with my other shoulder in time and he was completely correct as I am now 6 weeks post operation with my left shoulder. Again, everything has gone exactly to plan, and I am already experiencing the benefits of having this operation done to which I am truly grateful. I have found Dr. Seagger's demeanour to be very calm, positive, thorough, attentive, and personable. He is extremely knowledgeable, and I have been treated with the utmost professionalism. If you are looking for a doctor, you could not do better than with Dr. Seagger."
"Knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. Couldn’t have asked for better care. Very grateful"
My name is Robin Seagger. In April 2012 I took up a post as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Pennine Acute Trust. My NHS trauma and elective practices are undertaken at both The Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary.
I also treat private patients and I have admitting rights to operate and undertake regular clinics in both Spire Manchester and BMI Highfield Hospitals. These are located in central Manchester and Rochdale respectively.
I have a subspecialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of the whole spectrum of problems related to the shoulder girdle and elbow. This includes all arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder and open procedures of the shoulder and elbow. Operations I perform include advanced arthroscopic surgery for instability and rotator cuff problems, impingement, frozen shoulder and complex open procedures including joint replacement surgery for arthritis (joint resurfacing, hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder replacement and reverse polarity shoulder replacement). I regularly undertake carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve decompressions and both traditional procedures and radio-frequency ablation for tennis and golfers’ elbow. In addition to this I treat a full range of trauma and fractures around the shoulder, clavicle and elbow.
I am currently endeavouring to set up a ‘One Stop Clinic’ where I will personally undertake ultrasound assessment of the patient’s shoulder as part of a routine examination. This will allow the patients to receive a firm diagnosis at their first outpatient appointment, negating the need for further imaging and hence reducing the patient’s time on waiting lists.
I am regularly referred patients with complex shoulder problems from other local orthopaedic surgeons. My primary concern is with obtaining optimal results for my patients. The management goals can range from the reduction of pain and dysfunction to return to high level sporting activities and are individually tailored to meet the patients’ needs. I actively audit my practice, using internationally validated scoring systems with reliable and favourable results.
I studied at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, where I qualified as a doctor in 1998. I undertook my orthopaedic training in the Severn Deanery (Bristol area) before embarking on sub-specialty training in shoulder surgery. I was awarded fellowships in Exeter and London under the supervision of Mr Tim Bunker and Mr Andrew Wallace, respectfully, two of the world’s leading arthroscopic shoulder surgeons. I subsequently undertook a further fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol. During my fellowships I was actively involved both in research and the treatment of numerous world class sportsmen.
During my registrar training I studied for and was awarded a Masters Degree (MSc) in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University. I have presented and published numerous research papers and articles both at national and international meetings as well as being published frequently in a number of international journals. I am actively involved in the training of other doctors and surgeons and frequently teach on courses including, arthroscopic shoulder surgery courses.
Membership of Societies
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
British Orthopaedic Association
North West Upper Limb Group
Exeter Shoulder Fellowship- Exeter- Mr T Bunker and Mr J Kitson
Calvert Shoulder Fellowship- London- Mr A Wallace
Bristol Shoulder Fellowship- Bristol- Mr M Crowther and Mr N Blewitt
FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics)- Royal College of Surgeons of England
MSc (Orthopaedic Engineering)- Cardiff University
MRCS- Royal College of Surgeons of England
MBBS- Imperial College of Medicine/Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School
Awards and Honours
‘Doctor of the Year’ Surgical Division 2014
Pennine Acute NHS Trust
I was honoured to be awarded the ‘Doctor of the Year’ award for the surgical division and attended the trust wide awards ceremony. I was nominated for my ‘patient centered’ approach to my practice.
Nomination for ‘Hospital Hero’ Award
Royal United Hospital, Bath. January 2010
I was nominated in this scheme where patients and staff can recognize the efforts made by members of hospital staff at an annual awards ceremony.
"I strive to provide a personalised and individually tailored service to efficiently relieve your symptoms. My goal is to return your quality of life and get you back to work and recreational activities as soon as feasible."