Dr. Bhavin Shah, MD

Dr. Bhavin Shah, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Bhavin Shah, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Joliet, IL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Kj Somaiya Medical College in 1998 and specializes in surgical oncology, general surgery, and more.Read his story

301 Madison St Ste 302

Joliet, IL 60435

Contact Information

(815) 582-3177

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shah performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 52% of peers
Secondary Malignancies
more than 43% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 43% of peers

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Dr. Shah's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "Bhavin C. Shah MBBS MRCS is a board certified surgical oncologist and general surgeon who has been in practice in southwest suburbs of Chicago. He specializes in urgical treatment of Pancreatic cancer, Liver cancer, Cancers of gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum), and gynecologic cancers (uterine and ovarian cancers). He also specializes in surgical treatment of breast cancer, Sarcoma, Melanoma and other skin cancers. Dr. Shah is trained in general surgery from the prestigious KEM Hospital Mumbai, India, and at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. He specialized in Surgical oncology from Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India and Complex Surgical Oncology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has also completed a fellowship in laparoscopic and robotic surgery at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Shah's special areas of interest and expertise are in the use of Robotic and Minimally invasive approaches for surgery for Colorectal, Pancreatic and astroesophageal cancers. He has special expertise is in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for metastatic colon cancer, ovarian cancer, pseudomyxoma peritoneii, peritoneal mesothelioma. He has published his research in numerous surgical journals and he has been a reviewer for many prestigious journals including European Journal Of Surgical Oncology, International Journal of Surgery and World Journal of Surgery. He has authored many book chapters and has presented his research at plenary and poster sessions at many international meetings"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "My philosophy of care includes a patient-centered approach that involves a partnership with patients and their family in identifying the best care plan. Together we fight cancer not just with an operation, but with evidence-based care in a multidisciplinary team approach with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, interventional radiologists, nurses, and allied health professionals. We provide an integrated cancer treatment plan tailored to each individual patient."

3  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

33  Conditions Treated

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8  Procedures

  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Liver Resection
  • Robotic-Assisted Liver Resection
  • Robotic-Assisted Pancreas Resection
  • Thoracentesis
  • Whipple Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • Kj Somaiya Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Kj Somaiya Medical College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Kem Hosp Parel
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Nebraska Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Shah does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Shah and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shah to family and friends
1 review (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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Dr. Shah's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

My insurance coverage changed after one round of chemo and I needed to find a new oncologist. Dr Shah saw me in one day, thoroughly reviewed my records and determined I was not a surgical candidate. He personally got me an appointment with a medical oncologist and and scheduled a port insertion on...more
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