Dr. Shahab Abdessalam, MD

Pediatric SurgeryMaleAge 54

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Shahab Abdessalam, MD is a Pediatric Surgery Specialist in Boys Town, NE. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Shahab Abdessalam, MD

Boys Town National Research Hospital

14040 Boys Town Hospital Rd Boys Town, NE 68010 ()
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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Biography

"Dr. Shahab Abdessalam is board certified in pediatric surgery, general surgery, surgical oncology and surgical critical care. "

- Dr. Shahab Abdessalam, MD

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Dr. Abdessalam's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Umbilical Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdessalam treats Umbilical Hernia more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Abdessalam treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Abdessalam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • 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
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(531) 355-7400

Dr. Abdessalam accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Abdessalam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abdessalam

4.7

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In 2014, my son was 2 and he had to have major surgery. As a single mom, I was given choices, non I knew nothing about, regarding this surgery. Dr. Abdessalam and God helped guide me, in making the right decisions about my son' s surgery. I still get emotional thinking about this time in my life. We were truly blessed with the best surgeon. He was thorough, honest, and so helpful to both my son and I through this difficult time. I was definitely not expecting him and his team to take care of me too and they did, I didn't even have to ask! He also did extra tests to make sure my son could through the surgery we choose from the options given to us. He had a back up plan, and I remember him being so confident. He definitely knows what he is doing. He also did so good that you can't even tell that my son had surgery. Looks like a normal little boy. The doctor also gave us life permission to be seen by him with no referral if Caleb ever has any issues related to this surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kayla Moore (Koestler) – Jul 10, 2021
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He called us before our scheduled appointment to let us know about some extra testing he did not think we needed done. This was a great relief to us as we already knew our son, who is only 5, was stressed about what was going on. Avoiding unnecessary, somewhat invasive, testing was a blessing. We were so impressed with his compassion and bedside manner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Traci in Omaha , NE – Jul 13, 2018
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Fabulous, explains things in a way you understand, answers all questions compete and never makes you feel rushed. Great follow through and we'll respected and liked amongst his peers. Likes you to be knowledgeable about what's happening and why. Great experiences.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Shahab Abdessalam is board certified in pediatric surgery, general surgery, surgical oncology and surgical critical care. 

Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Education

2006
Columbus Children'S Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Columbus Chldrn's Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2003
James Cancer Hospital And Solove Research Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2000
The Nebraska Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
The Nebraska Medical Center
Internship Hospital
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Shahab Abdessalam, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Abdessalam frequently treats Umbilical Hernia, Abdominal Pain, and Abdominoplasty. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Abdessalam treats.

Where is Dr. Shahab Abdessalam, MD's office located?

Dr. Abdessalam's office is located at 14040 Boys Town Hospital Rd, Boys Town, NE 68010. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Boys Town Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery14040 Boys Town Hospital Rd Boys Town, NE 68010
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Boys Town Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery575 S 70th St Ste 435 Lincoln, NE 68510
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Sat: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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