Paresh C. Shah, MD

  • Specialties: General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7302
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About Me

I’ve been fascinated with medicine from an early age, so I knew since childhood that I would one day become a doctor. My work as a minimally invasive surgeon allows me to marry my passions for medicine, technology, and innovation.

Primarily, I care for people who have cancerous and noncancerous conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. My patients may have stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach polyps, or they may require surgery for hernia revision or complex abdominal wall hernias. Additionally, I can offer therapeutic flexible endoscopy for conditions that may not require surgery, such as achalasia, which is a swallowing disorder.

I always seek the best available technology for the care of my patients. I want to push the envelope of cancer treatments by approaching complex cancer operations using minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy. I am skilled in using minimally invasive methods for general surgery and oncological procedures, and I use these techniques when it’s the best option for my patients.

Above all else, I focus on each person as an individual—doing what’s right for that person with the right treatment at the right time. It is critically important to me that I bond with every patient. When people come to see me, it’s because they have a significant health problem that requires them to entrust me with their care and their health, and I do not take this lightly.

As part of NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, I participate in all of our clinical trials on gastrointestinal cancers. My other research interests include improving minimally invasive surgery techniques and the overall quality of hospital care. I am an active member of many surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), the American Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Association (AHPBA), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), for which I serve on the Board of Governors and am a representative to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates.


Conditions and Treatments

pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, achalasia, gallbladder cancer, Whipple procedure, excision of pancreas, gastrectomy, colectomy, esophagectomy, therapeutic procedure, endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, bile duct cysts, pilar cyst, gallbladder inflammation, small intestine tumor, pancreas inflammation, umbilical hernia, colon inflammation, biliary colic, stomach inflammation, pancreatic tumor, ventral hernia, gallbladder dyskinesia, sigmoid tumor, enlarged spleen, spleen disorder, gallbladder disease, pancreatic cyst, stomach ulcer, colon polyp, gastrointestinal cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, ileostomy, appendix tumor, intestinal mass, peptic ulcer, bowel obstruction, enteritis, abdominal infection, inguinal hernia, abdominal tumor, abdominal abscess, Barrett's esophagus, foreign body in digestive tract, liver mass, liver cyst, gastroesophageal reflux disease, bile duct stone, bloodless, gallstone disease, spleen mass, stomach tumor, colorectal cancer, abdominal mass, diverticulitis, small bowel obstruction, abdominal hernia, ischemic colitis, epithelial cyst, peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy, bile duct abnormalities, laparoscopic gastrostomy, liver tumor, esophageal sphincter augmentation, stomach disease, fundoplication, spleen cyst, femoral hernia, infectious colitis, epigastric hernia, paraesophageal hernia, intestinal fistula, gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor, spleen injury, pancreatic mass, intestine surgery, colon tumor, colostomy, hiatal hernia, excision of the spleen, appendicitis, endoscopic submucosal dissection, pheochromocytoma, peroral endoscopic myotomy
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Vice Chair of Quality and Innovation in Surgery
  • Chief, Division of General Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2000
Education and Training
  • Residency, Lahey Clinic Hospital, Surgery, 1999
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1995
  • MD from SUNY - Brooklyn, 1991
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NYU General Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 6C
New York, NY 10016

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Interests

Laparoscopy, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, endoscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, achalasia, GERD, Paraesophageal henna

Academic Contact

Academic office

530 First Avenue, Dept of Surgery

HCC 6th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

212-263-7302

Fax

212-263-7511

Research Interests Timeline

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • A Phase 2 Multicenter Single-arm Study to Assess the Safety Feasibility and Efficacy of Cell Transfer Therapy Using Autologous Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (LN-144) Followed by IL-2 for Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma

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