Dr. Roy Shen, MD

Dr. Roy Shen, MD

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Age 52
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Dr. Roy Shen, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chelmsford, MA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 1996 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

21 Village Sq

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas

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Obesity
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Shen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shen "Roy Shen MD, FACS, is the current Chief of Surgery (also from 2007-2009) and has been the Trauma Medical Director since 2010 for Lowell General Hospital. Since 2003, he has been a team member of Weight Management Center of the Hospital. Besides being the first surgeon in the Merrimack Valley to offer the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band) to his bariatric patients, he has completed over 1600 laparoscopic-bariatric surgeries in 2015. He is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery since 2004. Dr. Shen received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 1996. He completed his internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, then finished his surgical training at the University of Illinois at the Metropolitan Group Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was honored with the title of Administrative Chief Resident of his residency class. While a resident, Dr. Shen was awarded the SLS award for outstanding Lapro-endoscopic Surgery in 2002. He then went on to complete a minimally invasive surgical fellowship under the direction of Christine Ren, MD, one of the most prominent bariatric surgeons in the USA, at New York University Medical Center. Before Dr. Shen was a medical student, he was a pharmacist at Bryn Mawr Hospital from 1990-1996."
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Care Philosophy

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  • Focus on personal patient care
  • Educate patient on treatment plan
  • Provide before & after operative care
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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

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49  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 2/11/2014
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    State: Massachusetts
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.

Education

  • Philadelphia College Of Pharmacy and Science
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York University Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Shen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shen's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shen to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Shen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Excellent, Very !professional...
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Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. My surgery went smoothly, on time and pain was minimal.
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