Dr. Munir A. Shah, MD

Dr. Munir A. Shah, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 48 years old

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Dr. Shah specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in The Woodlands, TX. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 62 total surveys (14 with reviews)
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in Montgomery, TX |
I have been seeing Dr. Shah since 2005. He is an excellent hand surgeon. One of the best I have ever had. He explains all your options for treatment, answers all your questions, and makes you feel that you are part of the final decision. He has one of the most efficient offices I have seen.
in Spring, TX |
My experience with Dr. Shah was outstanding. He is an excellent orthopedic physician who has not only treated me, but my family and close friends as well. His staff is very knowledgeable and compassionate. I highly recommended Dr. Shah for any orthopedic problems and procedures.
in Conroe, TX |
Dr. Shah has been treating me and my family for 11 yrs! I always have a wonderful experience with him and his staff and will continue to see him for all of my orthopedic needs.
in Houston, TX |
I went to see Dr. Shah for a broken wrist. I was throughly surprised at how easy everything was. His staff was great and efficient too. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
in Houston, TX |
I went to Dr shah for a second opinion he was very open and honest (wish I'd seen him first and wouldn't have needed a second opinion) he spoke in terms i could. Relate to . If you want a upfront and honest doctor he is the man.
in Spring, TX |
Dr.Shah was great! He has seen me several times and performed surgery on my elbow. He truly cares about his patients. The work he performs is top notch. Dr.Shah's staff are some of the best in my opinion. I had a problem with my cast rubbing on the incision and they told me to come in right away, changed the cast and made sure I was very comfortable before I left. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a great surgeon. Robert
in Tomball, TX |
My 14-yr-old son suffered a broken wrist while playing sports. Dr. Shah was very thorough in explaining the injury and the possible remedies, answering all questions, and taking plenty of time in putting my son at ease, as he (my son) was very nervous before procedures. We never had to wait an unreasonable amount of time, which was a welcome surprise.
in Spring, TX |
Dr. Shah was recommended by both a co-worker and my neighbor who spoke really highly of him. I'm so glad I saw him! He is friendly and professional and didn't push surgery. I like that he offered many non-surgical options. His assistants are super nice and efficient. Thank you Dr. Shah!
in Spring, TX |
Dr. Shah is one of the most helpful doctors I've ever seen. I visited his office for a sprained ankle. The wait time wasn't long at all, the staff was all friendly, and he was able to diagnose the problem within one visit. I was given a treatment plan that definitely helped, and he was more than happy to thoroughly explain everything and answer any questions that I had. Overall, I would definitely recommend visiting Dr. Shah and my ankle is completely healed.
in Spring, TX |
Horrible. He spent maybe 15 seconds with me after I waited 45 minutes in the waiting room. I was one of probably 50 patient he had scheduled that afternoon and I think he was more interested in getting patients in and out than he was in actually examining them and discussing care. Of course, he thought I needed surgery. There was no discussion of any non-operative management. I left and went somewhere else. All he wants is to operate. You are money to him, that's all.
in Spring, TX |
Dr Shah and his office staff are great! He's really knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to. The staff is super nice too. Sam was great. I was seen quickly compared to other doctor's offices that I've been to. Overall, great experience. I recommend him to all my friends.
in Spring, TX |
Dr. Shah has been awesome! Me and my family have been seeing him for years and have found him to be thorough, knowledgeable, and courteous. He is great with children's problems too. I have recommended him to all of our family friends because we trust him. It is sometimes hard to find a doctor that recommends surgery only when you really need it, but he does just that. No reservations about this doctor!
in Montgomery, TX |
I highly recommend Dr. Shah??!!! It has been nearly six months since he performed Carpal tunnel surgery on both of my hands . I?m pain free in both , no more numbness or pain . He is very professional courteous and to the point . His staff is friendly and makes you at ease during the appointment. He is exceptional with kids as well , my 12 year old broke her wrist playing softball. Dr. Shah did a great job on getting her healed and back on the field again. He is excellent. Gary Snead
in Spring, TX |
I felt Dr. Shah and his staff was attentive and professional. Yes, he is a bit more expensive than probably most, however he is very knowledgeable and he addresses all of your concerns in a professional manner. He does not delay surgery and he is always the doctor that you will see not anyone else in the office (from my experience). My paperwork was always filled out on time for my job and the staff always called to check up on me to see how I was feeling after surgery (and not just once).
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh - Presbyterian Shadyside

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Shadyside

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    The Hand Center of San Antonio

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement