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Burt Cagir, MD, General Surgery, Sayre, PA


General Surgery Sayre, PA

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Assistant Program Director Robert Packer Hospital Assistant Professor of Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical School

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  • Dr. Burt Cagir is a general surgeon in Sayre, PA. He received his medical degree from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice 33 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery and is experienced in minimally invasive surgery, trauma and surgical critical care, surgical oncology (non-breast), colorectal surgery, and general / gastrointestinal surgery.

Education & Training

  • New York Medical College
    New York Medical CollegeResidency, General Surgery, 1990 - 1996
  • Ankara University Faculty of Medicine
    Ankara University Faculty of MedicineClass of 1984
  • Black Sea UniversityNo Degree, Electrical Engineering, 1977 - 1978

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2000 - 2023
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1996 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1993 - 2022
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Voluntary Faculty Binghamton Campus, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, 2009
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Presented by Guthrie Health Care System Board Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital, 2007
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Response to Yamamoto Takayuki: Letters to Editor; Conventional vs Nonconventional Strictureplasties for Crohn’s Disease  
    Cagir B, Ambe R, Campbell L, Dis Colon Rectum, 1/1/2012
  • Comparison of Conventional and Non-Conventional Strictureplasties in Crohn’s Disease: A systemic Review and Meta-Analysis  
    Campbell L, Ambe R, Weaver J, Marcus SM, Cagir B, Dis Colon Rectum, 1/1/2012
  • A Comprehensive Review of Strictureplasty Techniques in Crohn’s Disease: Types, Indicat...  
    Ambe R, Campbell L, Cagir B, J Gastrointest Surg, 1/1/2012
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Ventral Hernias: A Nine-Year Outcome Analysis from a Rural Teaching Hospital. Poster
    Singhal V, Cagir B, Szeto P, VanderMeer T, American College of Surgeons’ Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA, 10/1/2011
  • Characteristics of perforated appendicitis in rural population: True time to perforation.
    Augustin T, Cagir B, VanderMeer TJ, 5th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, San Antonio, TX, 2/1/2010
  • Intraoperative blood transfusion and outcomes in general surgery patients with significant intraoperative blood loss: A five year analyses.
    Augustin T, Gajanana D, VanderMeer TJ, Cagir B, Trostle D, 5th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, San Antonio, TX, 2/1/2010
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  • Bedside Teaching. 
    Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA - 12/15/2011
  • Teaching Psychomotor Skills in Surgery. 
    Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA - 12/8/2011
  • Resident and Physician Fatigue. 
    Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA - 7/7/2011
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Press Mentions

  • Guthrie Celebrates the Success of General Surgery Program
    Guthrie Celebrates the Success of General Surgery ProgramAugust 18th, 2021

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