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Dr Anand Saggar
MBBS MD FRCP
Clinical Genetics
33 reviews+ Add review

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General Medical Council: 2574251

LANGUAGES

english

About

Dr Anand Saggar is a Senior Consultant in Clinical Genetics at St Georges University Hospital NHS Trust. He trained at St Bartholomew's Medical School, University of London, where he qualified in 1982. Dr Saggar began his career at St Bartholomew's Hospital from where he went on to work in several London Teaching Hospitals and also the Karolinska Nobel institute in Sweden. He has a extensive record of experience in genetics, respiratory medicine, diabetes/endocrinology, cardiology, intensive care, nephrology (kidney disorders) and neurology. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

He led the multidisciplinary team at St George's for three years, providing services for a population of 2.7 million people in the South West Thames Region. His specific interests include; inherited kidney diseases, paediatric dysmorphology, adult onset genetic conditions, polycystic kidney disease, Marfan and related aortopathy syndomes, hypertension, tuberous sclerosis and family cancer histories.

In addition to this Dr Saggar has published over 40 papers and still continues to publish actively while maintaining his clinical practice. He is also a founder, director and medical adviser to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity (UK) and Ex-President of the Medical Genetics section at the Royal Society of Medicine. Previous to this he was Secretary of the Clinical Genetics Society, which is the UK professional society for Clinical Geneticists. He is also Chairman of Arts St Georges based at that hospital. 

This broad range of experience and academic research provides Dr Sagger with an excellent degree of knowledge in his field. This means Dr Sagger can provide the highest standard of care and treatment to all of his patients. 

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Special Interests

  • Clinical Genetics
  • Inherited kidney diseases
  • Paediatric dysmorphology
  • Adult onset genetic conditions
  • Marfan and related aortopathy syndomes
  • Hypertension
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Cancer family histories
  • Thrombophillia
  • Huntington's disease

Education

Primary Medical Qualification

MB BS 1982 University of London

Specialist Register entry date

Clinical genetics From 07 Dec 2000

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-12-2017
I found this doctor extremely helpful and patient in explaining my family genetics to me. He was very easy to talk to and put you at your ease. It was a pleasure to meet him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
A Very nice welcome at the clinic.Doctor Saggar has been very friendly, clear, and he took a lot of his time to explain and making sure we Understanding.A positive consultation.Very suggested.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-10-2017
We had our appointment with Dr Saggar and we wanted to say how fantatsic he was. He explained chromosomes and our issues in simple plain English )and it all made sense) unlike the confusion on the internet and reading around! He certainly knows his stuff but he is also a warm and lovely person. Couldn't have asked for a better consultant to see. Thanks

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-06-2017
Dr Saggar was very helpful for me when I saw him for advice on genetic test results. He explained things clearly and answered my questions fully and well, and was very reassuring. He was missing a test result from a lab and directly phoned them to get it there and then. Waiting time was good. As I saw him privately he was expensive to see, but worth the price for my situation.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-05-2017
Dr Saggar made my children feel at ease from the moment he met them and explained the complex medical terms in a way that we all understood. He was professional, Personable and justifiably regarded as one of the best in his field. When my husband and I subsequently saw him without our children, he was again impressive, showing sensitivity towards our concerns and providing us with plenty of easily accessible information. We did not feel rushed to end the appointment and he explained points in depth (and layman terms). Dr Saggar recommended colleagues that could help us further and even wrote to them with our notes and letters of referral. We have seen our fair share of consultants and specialists over the years, and Dr Saggar was fantastic. The children still repeat a joke and silly handshake he taught them, and even though they only saw him once he made a good and lasting impression. Highly recommended.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-05-2017
Dr Saggar is an amazing Doctor who is knowledgeable, talented, compassionate, easy to talk to and incredibly supportive. He has a dedicated energy that shows his passion for his work. He gave me the answers to my son's medical challenges that multiple Doctors had failed to do in the past. He treats each case individually by listening carefully and he takes the time to explain thing really well. The Medical field has a wonderful asset in Dr Saggar. I would, without hesitation, recommend Dr Saggar to anyone who needs a talented and dedicated Doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-05-2017
We really enjoyed going to Dr Saggar, He's kind, thorough and very knowledgable. A lovely Doctor we would recommend!!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-03-2017
I had my appointment with Dr Saggar this morning and I just wanted to say how absolutely brilliant he was. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. His explanation of chromosomes and my balanced translocation was exceptional and far clearer than anything I have read (and I have read a lot)! Not only was his knowledge and expertise outstanding he was also a thoroughly warm and lovely person and I feel so lucky to have been referred to him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-01-2017
I had a very informative and reassuring consultation with Dr. Saggar today. Not only was he able to answer my questions and concerns regarding my genetic conditions, I also came away with a plan of action to address my other health concerns. Dr. Saggar is a very knowledgeable and pragmatic doctor. I was impressed by the breadth of his medical understanding, and his ability to pick up on the relationship between my genetic condition and the other symptoms I have been having which other doctors (3 different consultants) had missed. He looks at the person as a whole rather than focusing too individually on certain areas and issues - this is very important if you have a chronic condition. I highly recommend Dr. Saggar.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-09-2016
After the sad loss of my brother due to an unforeseen heart problem I have had numerous checks and tests which revealed I to had an issue , although not the same thing. I have met some helpful people during this process but also had to push for information and follow ups. Having met Dr Saggar I was impressed with his manner and knowledge and was left in no doubt that I was being well looked after and by someone who cared.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-08-2016
Our 16 month old daughter was referred to Dr Saggar for a genetic assessment. Dr Saggar undertook a thorough examination of our daughter, explaining at each stage what he was looking to evaluate and why. Dr Saggar then explained his hypothesis for the cause of the symptoms our daughter was exhibiting and set out a clear set of logical follow up tests. The test results were complex but Dr Saggar led us through them using clear language, ensuring we understood each point before moving to the next one. My wife and I were emotional on hearing the results. Dr Saggar judged his response perfectly providing comforting, sympathetic, and positive words of support. He concluded with giving us a clear set of follow up steps which we are now acting upon. I would recommend Dr Saggar to other parents who require a genetic evaluation of the children - he provided a first class, professional and thorough service.

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09-07-2016

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28-06-2016
Took my son to see Dr Saggar who I found to be extremely friendly & welcoming. He was also very thorough in his examination and explaination of possible outcomes of my sons test. Would definitely recommend Dr Saggar

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-05-2016
What a wonderful doctor! Dr. Saggar is clearly very knowledgeable about genetics; he explained what CDAN1 was very clearly, when no other doctor had even heard of this before. Dr. Saggar was also very empathetic when I asked questions and raised my concerns. He helped put me at ease and went out of his way to find the least expensive way to get tested. I would highly recommend Dr. Saggar to anyone who is looking for a highly knowledgeable, compassionate doctor who genuinely cares about his patients!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-05-2016
Dr. Saggar was very thorough and patient in terms of gathering our history and answering any questions we had. He was very knowledgeable and seemed efficient in terms of recommending a genetic testing course of action for my husband and I. Very pleased.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-04-2016
We have seen Dr.Saggar twice now with our teenage daughter as she has some ongoing issues. Although we have only seen him twice we have had an ongoing email dialogue with his assistant Lisa and we have been impressed with the speed of his replies and the quality of Dr. Saggar's correspondence. In particular he wrote to our insurance company who didn't want to approve the genetic testing costs of £1500, his letter was extremely good, citing recent academic papers to support the reason for his request. It was extremely well put together and very convincing and as such our insurance company approved the costs. All that aside, it isn't often that I come across many in the medical profession who are so willing to share their knowledge. Out of concern for our daughter I have undertaken research around her conditions and as such pestered Dr. Saggar with many questions. He was very generous spirited, he has a great manner and was brilliant with our teenage daughter who really liked him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-04-2016
A very professional and helpful person.

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17-03-2016
I was so impressed with Dr Saggar, his knowledge is vast, his manner immediately put me at ease. He is well respected in his field of expertise, however, he doesn't baffle you with endless medical jargon and he was able to answer any question I had. He put a clear plan in place for me allowing me to feel confident that he was going to help me. He is fantastic! S.Hannett

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-03-2016
Very helpful, informative and friendly approach to our case.

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15-02-2016
I started my appointment with Dr Saggar right on time (a very rare occurrence for most doctors!). He was very personable, and explained everything I needed to know about the genetic testing I wanted. I will definitely return to him should I need anything more in this field.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-02-2016
We are deeply grateful to Dr Saggar for his kindness and support. We visited Dr Saggar to seek advice on a possible problem with our daughter. He is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable and he explained everything without rushing. He is gentle, reassuring but honest and treated us with compassion and professionalism. Highly recommended.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-01-2016
We visited Dr. Saggar from Cyprus for my little girl. He was kind and patient with us and while examining my daughter he kept talking to her in a soothing voice keeping her from crying. He was more than willing to answer all our questions no matter how silly they were. He suggested some additional tests that we could do to help find out what my daughter might have - and even though we have returned home we will still keep in touch with Dr. Saggar and visit him again if need be. 100% worth the visit

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-12-2015
We visited Dr. Saggar with my daughter. He had very good communication with her, although my daughter does not speak English at all. He explained all details of symtoms and possible diagnoses in a language easy to understand for us. We are waiting for some test results before our next visit. Thanks to his expertese and supportive approach during our first visit, we feel confident while waiting for 6 weeks for the results.

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09-12-2015
We found Dr Saggar extremely knowledgeable about marfans syndrome and he was able to diagnose my daughter with a related syndrome Ehlers Danlos. It's a relief to know what her medical condition is.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-12-2015
We were very pleased we chose to see Dr Saggar. Clear, thorough advice given in a way that made it easy to understand. He gave us the information we needed in order to make important decisions for our future. He went above and beyond, initially providing one clinic letter summarising our appointment, then a second letter following further discussion about our case with specialist colleagues. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this doctor.

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10-10-2015
Couldn't have asked for a more professional and considerate doctor. Took time to explain options and didn't feel like I was just another patient! Highly recommended.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-10-2015
what a lovely doctor he is ! .Explains things well and has a lovely friendly down-to-earth manner with adults and my teenage daughter.we got so many answers medically and he was very approachable with any questions we had. Thanks for all your help you are a top doc !!!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-09-2015
I was very nervous about my first appointment with Dr Saggar, but his kind and friendly manner soon put me at ease. Dr Saggar is obviously passionate about the subject of genetics and his enthusiasm and extensive knowledge inspired confidence and trust, at what was a very anxious time for me. Dr Saggar is a respected expert in his field, and he is very patient and takes time to explain the complexities of genetics in such a way that makes understanding accessible to the rest of us! I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Saggar- a much deserved five stars!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-09-2015
Dr. Saggar provides clear and concise information and doesn't treat his patients as case note numbers. He makes you feel very at ease and never rushes you through your concerns or appointments. A highly competent and thorough consultant.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-09-2015
I found Dr. Saggar to be very friendly and considerate - he seemed genuinely concerned by the problems we were having at the time. His clinical and (especially) genetic knowledge seemed outstanding, and he suggested several testing options - taking time to explain each in great detail. He also knew the very best specialists to go to when we needed very particular advice (ie. obstetrics). Highly recommended.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-08-2015
Dr Saggar is a very kind and patient consultant. His manner is reassuring and he has a clear and calm way of explaining conditions and their implications. He was very helpful to me in securing funding for necessary testing from my insurer and both he and his secretary exceeded my expectations in their helpfulness and support. A very positive experience and I am confident in the diagnosis I received.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-08-2015
A fab doctor, always a kind word, gentle and re-assuring. Never over sells, always gives the right advice rather than the most costly! I would rate Dr Saggar, and recommend him anyone!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-07-2015
Dr Saggar is very knowledgeable, clearly very intelligent; his friendly manner makes consulting with him a pleasure

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