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Dr. Shashi Kumar, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 63

  
Dr. Kumar

South Hills Gastroenterology

1200 Brooks Ln Ste G10 Clairton, PA 15025
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Dr. Shashi Kumar, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Clairton, PA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Institute Of Medical Sciences, Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University in 1980 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Kumar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UPMC
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Dr. Kumar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diarrhea
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Dr. Kumar treats Diarrhea more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Kumar treats Abdominal Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Hemorrhoids more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Kumar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kumar

4.6

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Kumar is an extraordinary doctor! I recently had a colonoscopy, which I had been putting off for a while. However, the procedure was a quick, painless, and non-event. He is one of the most kind, compassionate, professional and knowledgeable doctor that I have ever met. He didn't make me feel like a number. He took the time to explain things before the procedure and then afterwards. If you have been putting off scheduling your colonoscopy, I highly recommend calling Dr. Kumar's office today.
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Dr. Kumar and his staff are excellent! I have been a patient for many years....he is always very very thorough and has a great bedside manner. I recently had surgery...this was my first surgery ever...and Dr. Kumar eased my mind and referred me to a fantastic surgeon. The nurses and office staff are always very friendly and helpful as well. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Kumar is wonderful! I have been dealing with pancreatitis for several years, seeing multiple doctors, and getting no real answers as to the probable cause. Dr. Kumar is the first doctor to really take the initiative to figure out what is going on, and I can't thank him enough for this.
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kumar. I first met him 18 years ago when my dad was a patient at Jefferson Hospital. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it was a stab to mine and my moms heart. Dr. Kumar was the one who had to tell us the devastating news. We were hysterical as you can imagine but Dr. Kumar sat with us for a very long time and reassured us he would get us the very best care for him and he did. My mom and I are both patients of Dr Kumar and we think the world of him
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Dr. Kumar is the greatest. He is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, patient, and professional. I know my health is in the best, competent hands when he is performing my procedures. His office staff is also so helpful when scheduling appointments and refilling medications. The staff at the Waterfront Surgery Center is also so wonderful, kind and caring. I would recommend Dr. Kumar to anyone who wants to know that their care is with the best doctor.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Kumar for over 10 years. I absolutely love this doctor. He is patient and very compassionate. He takes the time to explain everything before and after all procedures. If you have any questions, he is very accommodating and ensures that you understand.
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Dr. Kumar and staff were fantastic. The prep drink that you need to take before your test cost me $80, with insurance and tasted so nasty that I got sick on it. Dr. Kumar told me about a prep drink that a lot of doctors use, Gatorade and a laxative powder, costs under $15. It did the trick and tasted fine. I definitely recommend Dr. Kumar and Staff and his Prep drink.
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Had my second routine colonoscopy and was just treated by Dr. Kumar; all at the Waterfront Surgery Center in Homesteaded, PA. Dr. Kumar takes the time explain the procedure and follows up afterwards to answer any questions or concerns. From the intake receptionist, all of the nurses and anesthesia staff, to the discharge nurse.... these folks put you at ease and really care about you (as opposed to typical out patient hospital shuffle). I highly recommend Dr. Kumar.
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Dr. Kumar is a very compastionate dr. I had seen other drs about my stomach issues & got dismissed like i was a number. This Dr kept fighting along with me to find out where my problems were coming from & got me results quickly. It was wonderful to know that i wasn't alone at any point of my treatment. I would HIGHLY recommend this Dr to everyone that has gastro issues.
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Dr. Sashi Kumar has been an outstanding doctor who looked over all my digestive problems for over 25 years. He always has been very professional, responsive, patient, open with his diagnoses and recommended treatments and kind. I will recommend him to anybody that may need his services.
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Biography

Dr. Shashi Kumar, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Clairton, PA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Institute Of Medical Sciences, Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University in 1980 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Of Pittsburgh
Fellowship Hospital
Metrohealth Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Pittsburgh Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Institute Of Medical Sciences, Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University
Medical School

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)