Rajnikant C. Shah, MD, FACS, is a leading general surgeon currently serving patients at Beckley Area Medical Clinic in Beckley, West Virginia. Throughout his thirty-seven years of practice, he has accrued extensive expertise in general surgery, breast surgery, and colorectal surgery. After earning his medical degree in 1972 at Grant Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Dr. Shah completed his internship at Watts Hospital and residency at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a board-certified general surgeon with the American Board of Surgery. Additionally, in order to stay up to date on all medical advancements in his field, he maintains a professional membership with the West Virginia State Medical Association.
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The surgeon must have a reason to suggest bypass surgery. READ MORE
If you can find a STEM cell implant center with a good outcome, it is the procedure of choice these days. However, it is an expensive procedure, and many centers ask for cash as insurance does not reimburse it many times. READ MORE
He may get surgery now. READ MORE
DM should be well controlled by whoever is in charge. Cage operation is safe nowadays, rather than placing a graft. Discuss with her surgeon. READ MORE
It is invasive surgery. Your surgeon will explain in detail. READ MORE
Yes. READ MORE
Check with the surgeon who operated on him. READ MORE
Try to reduce manually, and if it fails, follow the surgeon’s advice. READ MORE
If DM is well controlled, one can have a back operation, not contraindicated. READ MORE
If kidney function is normal, get arteogram of the affected lower extremity with run off. It will give information whether only a toe is affected or the whole foot. Give IV antibiotics 1 hr prior to surgery. READ MORE
Check BS 2 hrs and 1 hr prior to surgery. Also, he must get antibiotic IV 40 to 60 min. prior to surgery. Check BS prior to feeding him. RCS READ MORE
Try evening meal @ 6-30 pm. No coffee/tea/juice thereafter. May have tap water, 1-3 glasses. When you go to sleep, elevate the head on 2 pillows. Sleep flat or turn onto left side, not on right side. In some patients, after GB surgery, there is a lot of bile which goes into duodenum. If it continues, please let your surgeon check you and Rx meds..May want to check that you are not jaundiced. READ MORE
Check with a good urologist. Not my field. READ MORE
If he has a job/business, he can return in 7-10 days. Low-fat diet is important for 3-4 weeks. READ MORE
Check with your OB READ MORE
My dad's stitches opened after bypass surgery, leading to blood loss. Will it require another surgery?
When was the surgery? Must contact his surgeon and make him aware of the problem. Most likely, your dad will need wound cleaning and dressing by a home health nurse after the surgeon has seen the patient and instructed the nurse. READ MORE
Contact the surgeon and get imaging study. The surgeon will decide what to do next. May not need reoperation. READ MORE
Please get information from 2-4 spine specialists. Surgery is not the only option, depends upon findings in the imaging studies. READ MORE
The doctor has suggested finger amputation for my father. How successful is this method of controlling gangrene from spreading?
Check the arterial circulation with Doppler before the amputation of the thumb. Before the amputatation needs prophylactic antibiotic READ MORE
My sister has swelling and excessive pain on her toe, which also has pus and blood secreting. Does she need a surgery?
Maybe she has ingrown toenail. READ MORE
It is very unusual to have severe pain and diarrhea after gallbladder surgery. What type of surgery was done and how many days back? Consult your surgeon if you prefer not to answer me. READ MORE
Her physician should manage her blood sugar as per protocol. READ MORE
Not my field of expertise. READ MORE
Not my field of expertise. READ MORE
I am not well informed in this field of surgery. READ MORE
Get a surgeon to evaluate again. READ MORE
Sphicteromy or nitroglycerin cream. Seitz bath after BM. Anal wipes should be used after cleaning anal area. READ MORE
May be a tense ganglion cyst or bone growth. Needs surgery. READ MORE
Get his evaluation for fitness and get a good check of his heart and pulmonary function. READ MORE
She can have Lap surgery. READ MORE
Not my field. READ MORE
If you have pain, get it repaired with a mesh. READ MORE
I believe ultimately it should stop. A good experienced radiologist can place a small drain tube under ultrasonography. READ MORE
No, tell your physician to refer you to a physical therapist for facet injection or epidural injection or laser therapy. I hope you had a CT scan or MRI and consultation with a spine surgeon. READ MORE
Most likely not, unless you have pellet size stool or rare mucocele of the appendix. I do not know you are a man or woman. There could be female organs in the pelvis or colon problem. See your physician and let him order an ultrasound or CAT scan with oral and IV contrast, blood test:cbc. READ MORE
If you have recurrent or acute pain, surgery is indicated. Non surgical treatment does not work for a long time. Some drugs marked in mid-eighties had complications and fell by the way side. READ MORE
If you do not have pain you may otherwise Z6 weeks wait. READ MORE
Tell your physician to consider antibiotics. Wait for a month and see how you respond. Let him reassess and then refer to a urologist for consultation. READ MORE
Please consult an orthopedist who will examine her and get appropriate studies like X-ray and MRI. READ MORE
It may not bother you, but later on may obstruct the inner part of the tube of appendix and would require surgery. READ MORE
Most of the patients recover fully without dietary restrictions. Rarely few patients will develop pain like GB stones because of the stone in the duct from the liver to small bowel, which can be removed by an expert endoscopist. READ MORE
I have no recommendation. If you are recovering well, then hope for the best. READ MORE
Depends upon the site on the abdominal wall. Check with your surgeon whether it was temporary or permanent. If there is no obstruction, it may be connected through anus by a colorectal surgeon. READ MORE
I would recommend a well-trained physical therapist. Your orthopedist would have one in his team. READ MORE
It is possible that you have developed inguinal nerve entrapment due to adhesions or some other reasons. If there is no recurrence of tiny hernia, you can get a nerve block as a temporary relief and get post injection assessment by your surgeon. READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- Beckley Applacgion Healthcare 1988 - 2008
- Raleigh County Medical SocietyPast President
- Beckley ARHAdministration
- WV Chapter of AM College Of SugeonsPast President
- Ralech Gen. HospitalAdministration
- Beckley Appalachian Reg Hospital
- Watts Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- West Virginia State Medical Association
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