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Ahmad Shabsigh, MD, FACS

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Urologic Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Urology, The Ohio State University





Clinical Background and Robotic Expertise

Practicing Since: 2008
Board Certified: Yes
Residency: New York Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University (New York City)
Robotics Training: As an integral part of residency training and during fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City)
Clinical Interests: Robotic surgery for prostate, bladder, kidney, adrenal and retroperitoneal cancers
Number of robotic procedures performed: More than 300

Combining unique skills in laparoscopic and robotic surgery to his extensive training in urologic oncology, Dr. Shabsigh implements a global approach in the treatment of urologic cancers, such as prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and penile cancers. His focus is on curing the cancer and minimizing the postoperative side effects. During his residency training in the early 2000s, he participated in the first few robotic prostatectomies done in New York City at New York Presbyterian Medical Center, and his experience continued during his fellowship. Since then, robotic surgery for different urologic malignancies has become an integral part of his practice. His current research focuses on the outcome of robotic vs. laparoscopic vs. open techniques.
Before joining Ohio State, Dr. Shabsigh was a Fellow in urologic oncology in the Department of Urology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He has a strong research interest focusing on surgical outcomes, quality of life and the biology of urologic malignancies. He was also a Research Fellow at the Molecular Urology Research Laboratory of Columbia University in New York City.

Dr. Shabsigh is a member of several prestigious national and international societies, such as the American Urologic Association, the Society of Urologic Oncology and the American College of Surgeons. He has presented at national and international meetings and has won awards from local and national urologic societies for his research in urologic cancer treatment and outcomes.

Scholarly Publications

Vashistha, V, Shabsigh, A, Zynger, DL. "Utility and diagnostic accuracy of ureteroscopic biopsy in upper tract urothelial carcinoma." Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Vol. 137, no. 3. (Mar 2013): 400-407.

Ebel, JJ, Shabsigh, A, Sharp, DS, Zynger,Debra, L. "Whole-mount evaluation of penectomies for penile cancer: feasibility, cost and comparison to routine sectioning." Histopathology. Vol. 63, no. 1. (Jul 2013): 64-73. (3.08).

Khemees, TA, Shabsigh, A. "Feasibility of robotic-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy in left ventricular assist device patient." Case Rep Urol. Vol. 10.1155/2012/282680, (Oct 2012)

Khemees, TA, Box, GN, Sharp, DS, Abaza, R, Shabsigh, A. "Robotic assisted nephroureterectomy for the management of upper tract urothelial tumor." Journal of Urology. Vol. 187, no. 4. (Apr 2012): E567-E567.

Khemees, TA, Prall, DN, Bahnson, RR, Shabsigh, A. "Early postoperative complications after robotic vs open radical cystectomy." Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Vol. 215, no. 3. (Sep 2012): S149-S149.

Khemees, TA, Khan, Y, Shabsigh, A, Sharp, DS. "Prognostic significance of modified Glasgow prognostic score as a predicter of tumor progression in patients treated for localized renal cell carcinoma." Journal of Urology. Vol. 187, no. 4. (Apr 2012): E748-E748.

Khemees, TA, Lam, ET, Mortazavi, A, Phillip, G, Shabsigh, A, Sharp, DS, Zynger, DL. "Viability of glomeruli adjacent to tumor in partial nephrecrtomy specimens for renal cell carcinoma." Journal of Urology. Vol. 187, no. 4. (Apr 2012): E448-E449.

Esber, CM, Shabsigh, A, Zynger, DL. "Sclerosing Sertoli cell tumor without expression of typical sex cord stromal tumor markers: Case report and literature review." Pathology Research and Practice. Vol. 208, no. 2. (Jan 2012): 121-125.

Khemees,TA, Shabsigh,A. "Regaining candidacy for heart transplantation after robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in left ventricular assist device patient." Case Reports in Transplantation. Vol. 2012, (Jan 2012): 716201

Modi, AP, Patel, AP, Box, GN, Sharp, DS, Shabsigh, A, Abaza, R, Zynger, DL. "Robotic prostatectomy surgical time correlates with specimen autolysis." Modern Pathology. Vol. 23, (Feb 2010): 208A-208A.

Siegrist,T, Savage,C, Shabsigh,A, Cronin,A, Donat,SM. "Analysis of gender differences in early perioperative complications following radical cystectomy at a tertiary cancer center using a standardized reporting methodology." Urologic Oncology-Seminars and Original Investigations. Vol. 28, no. 1. (Jan 2010): 112-117.

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