Mr Seagger took up a post as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Pennine Acute Trust in April 2012. His NHS practices are undertaken at both The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary.
Mr Seagger treats private patients and has admitting rights to operate and undertake regular clinics in both The BMI Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle and The BMI Highfield Hospital, Rochdale.
He has a sub-specialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of problems related to the shoulder girdle and elbow. This includes both arthroscopic and open procedures of the shoulder and elbow, including 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). He regularly performs carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve decompression and both traditional procedures and radio-frequency ablation for tennis and golfers’ elbow.
Mr Seagger is regularly referred patients with complex shoulder problems from other local orthopaedic surgeons. His primary concern is with obtaining optimal results for his 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. He actively audits his practice, using internationally validated scoring systems with reliable and favourable results.
Mr Seagger studied at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, where I qualified as a doctor in 1998.He undertook his orthopaedic training in the Severn Deanery (Bristol area) before embarking on sub-specialty training in shoulder surgery. He 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. He subsequently undertook a further fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol. During my fellowships he was actively involved both in research and the treatment of numerous world class sportsmen.
During his registrar training he was awarded a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University. He has 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. Mr Seagger remains actively involved in the training of other doctors and surgeons including teaching on arthroscopic shoulder surgery courses.
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
Mr Seagger was honoured to be awarded the ‘Doctor of the Year’ award for the surgical division and attended the trust wide awards ceremony. He was nominated for his ‘patient centered’ approach to my practice.
Nomination for ‘Hospital Hero’ Award
Royal United Hospital, Bath. January 2010
Mr Seagger was nominated in this scheme where patients and staff can recognise the efforts made by members of hospital staff at an annual awards ceremony.