Dr. Ashok Shaha, MD
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Care Philosophy

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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Biography

Dr. Ashok Shaha, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 47 years. Dr. Shaha is affiliated with Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center.

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    Dr. Shaha's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (1)
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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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    Dr. Shaha's Care Philosophy

    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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    •  Specializes in General Surgery
    •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Aneurysm
    • Benign Tumor
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Lump
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Fistula
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Fracture
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Graft vs Host Disease
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Parathyroid Cancer
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Thrombosis
    • Thymomas
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Tonsillitis
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Disease
    • Ventral Hernia

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Baroda

      Graduated in 1970

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • 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 or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Glossectomy
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Surgery
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Puncture Aspiration
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Skin Grafts
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
    • Wound Repair