Nishit Shah MD | Colon & Rectal Surgeon | Los Angeles, CA | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Nishit Suryakant Shah

Nishit Suryakant Shah MD


Colon/Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
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4.6 / 5 (based on 76 Reviews) View 12 Comments

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Nish Shah MD is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon at PIH Health. Dr. Shah was born in Tanzania, East Africa but grew up and went to medical school in England, graduating from the University of Manchester in 1989. He came to the United States on a research fellowship in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, from which he graduated as chief surgical resident in 2000. He then pursued colorectal surgery training, working directly under one of the legendary figures in the field, Victor Fazio MD, at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Shah joins PIH Health from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where he was the program director of the colorectal fellowship training program for more than 11 years. He has been consistently ranked as one of the top colon and rectal surgeons by national organizations as well as by Newsweek magazine. He has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery, with expertise in minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis. Dr. Shah strives to provide the most advanced level of care for patients and realizes the importance of taking care of patients at a very stressful time of their lives.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Colon/Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery


Medical School

The University of Manchester School of Medicine


Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (Formerly Hope Hospital)

University of Pittsburgh

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center


Cleveland Clinic

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana

Board Certifications

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery


Patient Reviews

July 27, 2022
It was good. The doctor's assurance that I am OK now gave me peace of mind.
July 20, 2022
Felt comforted and cared for by the entire staff.
July 06, 2022
Yes, I was treated with respect, in a timely manner, Dr. Shah was great, explained everything to me and my wife the way, the way that we could understand itm and we really appreciate appreciate him for the way he treated us and explained the situation, His an excellent doctor.
June 27, 2022
I'd like to give anybody information on that the service was excellent. This is one of my this is was my first time being in a hospital and being under a physician's care like this the first time I've ever gone through surgery and compared to most people that I've talked to. I had excellent care and all the doctors so far been wonderful. So much impressed that we are looking at using PHI for the rest of our medical needs. So if you have any questions you can give me a call. Thanks.
June 01, 2022
I liked my doctor. He was nice and respectful and helpful.
May 18, 2022
Surgery is always a scary thing, but I had to...had to tell you that Dr. Shah, when I was talking to him, he says, "well, I love what I do", and that meant everything because that means that he really truly cares about the field of medicine that he's in, and it's for him...for me to hear him say that, it meant more than I can tell you. I just think he's...he's just the tops. Thank you.
May 16, 2022
I already had five fistula surgeries. Mentally and physically, it is extremely stressful. I attempted to ask questions, however I was shut up by the physician. How can a physician not listen to the concerns from a patient? My appointment was scheduled at 11am, I waited more than 30mins. And my concerns are not answered. Please put yourself into my shoes, will you have concerns If you have been having surgeries from 2020 December to 2021 December? How is it possible for a physician to treat the patient without disclosing any treatment plan?
March 07, 2022
I felt Dr. Shah was very knowledgeable and I appreciate it that he didn't just want to rush the surgery but gave some other options and he was attempted. I didn't feel like, you know, he was rushing me out of the room like many doctors do, but yet he was, you know, fishing and did things in a timely manner, did a very thorough examination. So I was very pleased with him.
March 02, 2022
The nurse was very helpful by calming me down.
February 14, 2022
Thank you
November 19, 2021
The explanations he provided were easy to understand. He made me feel like I was his only patient of the day and he answered all my questions to my complete understanding. A wonderful and caring doctor.
October 01, 2021
Everyone was helpful and professional.
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