Our Services
  • General SurgeryGeneral SurgeryGeneral surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts.Read More
  • Appendix Removal Appendix RemovalThe appendix is a small organ about the size of a finger that hangs down from the lower right of the large intestine. It is thought to be a vestigial organ, meaning that it is a sort of evolutionary “holdover”. Read More
  • Colorectal SurgeryColorectal SurgeryColorectal surgery also known as proctology is a field in medicine dealing with diagnosing and treating disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon.Read More
  • Gallbladder SurgeryGallbladder SurgeryThe gallbladder is a small organ located near the stomach and the pancreas. Its job is to store bile before it is released into the small intestine to help with fat digestion.Read More
  • Hernia RepairHernia RepairA Hernia is A defect or weakness in the muscle or abdominal wall that allows fat or organs to protrude through and bulge.Read More
  • Lipoma & CystsLipoma & CystsLipomas Are benign fatty tumors. They are relatively common, occurring in people between the ages of 40-60 but they can happen to anyone, including children. Read More
  • Reflux DiseaseReflux DiseaseHeartburn(also called pyrosis) is a burning sensation in the upper chest or abdomen which is caused by acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus.Read More
  • Surgical PortsSurgical Ports & AccessCertain types Of chemotherapy or dialysis may necessitate the insertion of a surgical port or a catheter. Dr. Shakov is an expert in the placement of these life-saving devices.Read More
  • Minimally Invasive SurgeryMinimally Invasive SurgeryLaparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed using a laparoscope, a thin fiber-optic instrument with a camera and lens attached to it. Laparoscopes can be used for diagnosing and treating various conditions . Read More
  • Feeding TubesFeeding TubesA feeding tube is a medical device used to provide nutrition to people who cannot obtain nutrition by mouth, are unable to swallow safely, or need nutritional supplementation. Read More
  • Intestinal PerforationIntestinal PerforationIntestinal perforation, also known as ruptured bowel, is a hole in the wall of part of the gastrointestinal tract. The gastrointestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestineRead More
  • Skin Biopsy & SurgerySkin Biopsy & SurgeryA biopsy is a diagnostic procedure to evaluate unusual growths or suspicious tissue in the body. The procedure involves removal of a piece of tissue or cells from the area of concern which are sent to a laboratory for microscopic examination.Read More
  • Hemorrhoid SurgeryHemorrhoid SurgeryHemorrhoids are masses or lumps formed due to swollen blood vessels inside or outside the rectum. In severe stages, they may become infected or protrude from the anus (prolapsed hemorrhoid) and require surgical removal. Read More
  • Abdominal Wall ReconstructionAbdominal Wall ReconstructionAbdominal wall reconstruction is a surgical procedure used to restore the structural and functional integrity of the abdominal muscles and is most often performed on patients who have had undesirable hernia repair operations or recurring hernias.Read More
  • SplenectomySplenectomySplenectomy is the surgical removal of spleen, a large organ located in the upper left part of the stomach that contains macrophages, specialized cells that fight against the foreign bodies. Read More
  • Abscess DrainageAbscess DrainageAbscesses (boils) are skin infections that are inflamed and contain pus. Incision and drainage is a procedure performed to clear large, growing and painful abscesses of pus. Read More
  • Independent Medical ExaminationIndependent Medical Examination An independent medical examination (IME), also known as independent medical evaluation, is an evaluation of an individual’s medical condition by an independent medical examiner to determine if the individual qualifies for disability Read More
Emil Shakov, M.D. FACS

Emil Shakov, M.D., FACS

Board Certified General Surgeon

Dr. Shakov is an expert in general surgery and laparoscopic techniques, utilizing the latest surgical advances in all his operations. Dr. Shakov actively demonstrates expertise and knowledge in evaluation and diagnosis with all his patients. His treatment plans are specified to each unique individual and their surgical issue. Each patient is treated as a complete person, not just their disease.

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  • Professional Memberships American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons
  • Board Certifications Board Certifications
Latest Techniques & Technology Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure which involves the use of a lighted viewing tube called a laparoscope introduced through a small keyhole-size incision on your abdomen. It provides a well-illuminated and magnified view of the structures within.

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Patient Reviews for Dr. Emil Shakov
  • Dr. Shakov removed my gallbladder 3 weeks ago emergency , before he removed explained everything and made me feel very comfortable . I would recommend him. Very professional! Thank You!

    -Irina L.
  • It was a great visit. I am struggling with my weight loss plan and the Dr. gave me some well-thought out options and hope that I can get back on track.

  • Everything went well and as he said.

  • Went well & informative.

    - A