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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Atif Shahzad received his training in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in 2007. He completed his Internship and Residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2004. While there he served as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine and received the Resident of the Year Award. Dr. Shahzad practices all aspects of general gastroenterology and Liver disease. He skillfully performs upper endoscopies, Colonoscopies. He also performs Advanced Gastroenterology procedures like ERCP, Wireless Capsule Endoscopy, and Single Balloon Endoscopy for the small Bowel, Esophageal Variceal Banding, Argon Plasma Coagulation of Radiation Proctitis, minimally invasive Hemorrhoid treatment, and minimally invasive fecal incontinence treatment. He believes in spending ample time listening to the patient and explaining the disease process as well as management strategies. By doing this, he realizes his goal of developing strong, confident and lasting relationship with his patients. Dr. Shahzad has a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and has received training during his fellowship in managing Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease from Cornell University in New York. He spent time during his training at Cedar Sinai Hospital in California to better understand gastrointestinal motility disorders and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Dr. Shahzad also is one of the very few gastroenterologist who is dealing with the difficult problem of Diabetic Gastroparesis and working with new technologies like Gastric Stimulators. Dr. Shahzad has excelled in patient care during his training. He also presented his clinical research work at American College of Gastroenterology during his training. Dr. Shahzad is an excellent addition to the group, and is available for consultation. He is happily married and enjoys spending time with his family and meeting new people.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Shahzad is very personable and instantly puts you at ease. He takes time to listen and explains things in a way that are easy to understand.
He kind and attentive.
Good office. Dr. Shahzad was personable, direct and very helpful.
The office staff was friendly but somewhat unprofessional. Dr Atif was well informed and attentive. I pray this will resolve my concerns!????
Very personable, caring, and knowledgeable. Very no nonsense, which I appreciate in a doctor.
He is very personable knowledgeable and very compassionate about his craft.
The doctor was great...the staff sucks! Bad news!
Dr. Shahzad and his staff were polite and professional. The appointment time wasn't rush and the new patient interview/background was thorough. The doctor was also thorough and provided a relaxed and detailed plan of treatment. I found Dr. Shahzad using an online search and selected him based on his reviews. So far, I have nothing but praise for the doctor and his staff.
He was very thorough. Made me feel better because he didn't just assume that I wasn't asymptomatic just because usually a person with my disease doesn't feel pain. I felt like he really listened to me.
Great doctor! Extremely experimental
The doctor and staff were friendly and welcoming. The doctor took the time to listen to my complaints before recommending treatments. He was easy to talk to and i will definitely see him again!
I was very pleased with my visit to Dr. Shahzad. He was very nice and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain everything and answered all my questions. I left feeling like a person and not a revolving door patient.
very professional. very knowledgeable. very courteous and respectful always open and listening to your complaint . very caring and willing to find out the reason for your health issues.and explains the care plan in laymens terms. his office is very organized and staff is very friendly and helpful.
VERY PROFESSIONAL.INFORMATIVE.DID NOT RUSH. ANSWERED ALL QUESTIONS.TOOK TIME TO EXPLAIN IN PLAIN TERMS AND THE PATH FORWARD. I FEEL VERY LUCKY TO HAVE FOUND SUCH A CARING PATIENT DOCTOR. HIS NURSE AND STAFF ARE EXTREMELY NICE AND HELPFUL. I HAVE NOT SEEN SUCH AN EFFICIENT ALL AROUND RUN OFFICE IN SUCH A LONG TIME. I WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMEND HIM.
first time visit. i am a patient with a long history of gastro problems. he was very up to date and understood every aspect. easy to talk to.. very knowledgeable. i would reccomend him . and i will continue to use his service.
I really felt very comfortable with Dr. Shahzad. He was friendly and thorough.
I felt as if i wasn't really being listened to. He ordered a bunch of tests - none of which could be done in house and were very expensive. After seeing a different doctor, none of these tests were necessary.
I was very pleased with the staff from the time I walked in the door. The time taken to by Dr. Shahzad to hear my concerns was great. The knowledge shown in my areas of concern pleased me. Now if I can find a primary doc as good as this, I'll be very happy.
Makes you completely comfortable and asks lots of questions to get a thorough evaluation.
He is very personable and explains medical conditions in a manner that is easy to understand. There was a mix up in the appointment. His staff did not inform him that he had a morning appointment. He usually only worked in the afternoon on Mondays, so that is why the long wait. He apologized.