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

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

Pelisyonkis General Surgery Associates

160 East 34th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research

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

-263-7302

Fax

-263-7511

Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Telem, Dana A; Wright, Andrew S; Shah, Paresh C; Hutter, Matthew M

    Surgical endoscopy. 2017 Aug 25; 31(10):3811-3826

  • Fisher, Jason C; Kuenzler, Keith A; Tomita, Sandra S; Sinha, Prashant; Shah, Paresh; Ginsburg, Howard B

    Journal of pediatric surgery. 2016 Oct 28; 52(1):166-171

  • Savitch, Samantha L; Shah, Paresh C

    Surgical endoscopy. 2016 Aug; 30(8):3267-3278