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Dr. Shinil Shah DO

Dr. Shinil Shah DO

General Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 892-5500


Shinil K. Shah, D.O.
General Surgery, Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Shinil Shah earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Stratford, NJ. He completed a residency in general surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, followed by a fellowship in surgical research at the UT Health/Texas A&M University Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices. He completed a second fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal/minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Shah is one of only a few surgeons who have undergone formal fellowship training in robotic surgery. His primary clinical interests are benign and malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. His areas of specialty care include surgery of the esophagus and stomach (including surgery for reflux/heartburn, weight loss, achalasia, hiatal hernias, ulcer disease, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and gastric cancer), surgery of solid organs (spleen, adrenal glands, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and liver), surgery of the abdominal wall and hernia surgery, including complex abdominal wall reconstruction, colon surgery and colon cancer. Whenever possible, he uses advanced minimally invasive techniques including robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic (incision-less) approaches.

Dr. Shah is an associate professor of surgery at the McGovern Medical School, where he is medical director of research for the Division of Minimally Invasive and Elective General Surgery. He also serves on the faculty of the Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices and has authored or co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.

Physician Details

Medical Education
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey - Registrar, 2006
Internships & Residency
University of Texas at Houston, 2013
University of Texas at Houston, 2014
Clinical Interests
Bariatric Surgery
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Bellaire, Fresno, Houston, Missouri City


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp


Treatment options for those considering bariatric surgery
Bariatric Surgeons, Dr. Shinil Shah and Dr. Melissa Felinski, with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital/UTHealth discuss treatment procedures for those considering bariatric surgery.