Dr. Ashok Shaha, MD

Dr. Ashok Shaha, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Ashok Shaha, MD is a general surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from University Of Baroda in 1970 and specializes in general surgery.

300 E 66th St

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thyroid Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shaha "Dr. Shaha specializes in head and neck surgery, with a particular interest in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He uses an algorithm of selective thyroid tumor criteria (the size, location, stage and type of cancer, along with the patient s age), to tailor therapy to each individual s circumstances. This can help thyroid cancer patients avoid unnecessary and potentially damaging over-treatment, while still providing the best option for control of their cancer and better quality of life after treatment. Dr. Shaha works very closely with MSKCC s endocrinologists to monitor the careful post-treatment hormone balancing necessary for thyroid cancer patients. Many academic hospitals and medical societies worldwide have invited Dr. Shaha to speak on the principles of targeted thyroid surgery and to share his expertise in the treatment of head and neck cancers. His well-established authority in head and neck oncologic surgery has resulted in honors from the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons. He has been elected to top leadership positions in the American Head and Neck Society, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the New York Head and Neck Society, the New York Cancer Society, the New York Surgical Society, the Brooklyn Surgical Society and the American Society for Surgeons of Indian Origin. Dr. Shaha serves on the boards of the Journal of Surgical Oncology, Head and Neck, the Annals of Surgical Oncology, the Brazilian Journal of Surgery, and the Gulf Journal of Medicine. He has published more than 275 peer-reviewed scientific articles and more than 125 invited articles. Noted for his commitment and skill in educating physicians, he has chaired several international conferences, and currently serves as the Chairman of the American Head and Neck Society s Advanced Training Council, the society granting academic approval to head and neck surgical programs and trainees. He relishes his involvement in training the next generation of head and neck surgeons, and is the recipient of outstanding teaching awards from MSKCC and Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn."
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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Shaha does not have any board certifications listed.

64  Conditions Treated

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26  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Baroda
    Medical School | Graduated 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Shaha has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Shaha has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shaha's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaha to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shaha's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I was completely gutted by this man for no legitimate reason. He removed my entire thyroid and "accidentally" removed 2 parathyroid. Because of his medical mistake I am now in a permanent state of being hypoparathyroid. All of this was over a 6MM FULLY encapsulated extremely indolent papillary...more
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My total thyroidectomy resulted in destroyed parathyroid glands which affects my production of calcium for life. And what is worst: a paralyzed vocal chord. Both issues he never acknowledge. Terrible experience with consequences for life.
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