Professor Pallav Shah

Professor Pallav Shah

MBBS

Respiratory Medicine

Overall Rating

Overall

5

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5

Explanation

5

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“I have never met anyone with the knowledge and expertise of Professor Pallav Shah that has such an amazing 'bedside manner' towards his patient and other half. He made my wife feel at ease immediately and explained the chest xrays and procedures he was looking to undertake. This made my wife immediately feel at ease. I cannot recommend him highly enough.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3321818
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    Practices worked at

    Royal Brompton Hospital

    Sydney Street, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NP
    32 reviews

    Royal Brompton Private Outpatients & Diagnostics

    77 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9RU
    146 reviews

    About

    Professor Pallav Shah studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital Medical School (now part of King’s College London) and qualified in 1989. He completed his specialist training in respiratory medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital (part of Imperial College Healthcare) and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

    For nearly 20 years, he has worked as a consultant physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, where he treats both NHS and private patients.

    Dedicated to improving standards of care for patients, Professor Pallav Shah serves on national and global guideline groups. He is specialist adviser to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He is a member of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Renal, Respiratory and Allergy Expert Advisory Group for the Commission on Human Medicines, which advises ministers on the safety, efficacy and quality of medicinal products. 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Renowned for interventional bronchoscopy and applying it to respiratory medicine, Professor Pallav Shah has pioneered a number of novel procedures for treating lung diseases. For example:

    • bronchial thermoplasty to treat asthma
    • lung volume reduction to treat severe emphysema, using endobronchial valves, umbrella-like devices, coils and stents

    He offers new treatments for COPD and chronic bronchitis, to significantly improve associated symptoms such as inflammation and mucus production. Treatments include:

    • vapour therapy
    • targeted nerve ablation
    • RejuvenAir® procedure, which uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the surface cells – the airway epithelium – allowing the epithelium to regenerate.

    When it comes to treating lung cancer, Professor Pallav Shah offers a range of procedures including:

    • diathermy (using heat) and cryotherapy (using low temperatures)
    • inserting gold markers to enable treatment with the CyberKnife® – a fully robotic radiation delivery system to treat tumours
    • endobronchial ultrasound for lung cancer diagnosis and staging, which Professor Shah was involved in the developing.
    • He is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all aspects of respiratory diseases such as:
    • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • chronic bronchitis
    • emphysema
    • asthma
    • lung cancer
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    Special interests

    • Asthma
    • Bronchitis
    • Lung Infection or Chest Infection
    • Emphysema
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    Education

    Education:

    • MB BS 1989 University of London
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Asthma
    4/20
    Sarcoidosis
    3/20
    Emphysema
    2/20
    Bronchiectasis
    1/20
    Bronchitis
    1/20
    Bronchoscopy
    1/20
    Lung Cancer
    1/20
    Lung Infection or Chest Infection
    1/20
    Lung inflamation
    1/20
    Persistant cough and lung congestion.
    1/20
    Pulmonary Amyloidosis, Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonisis
    1/20
    copd and asthma
    1/20
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    Patient seen for:
    Asthma Emphysema
    I have never met anyone with the knowledge and expertise of Professor Pallav Shah that has such an amazing 'bedside manner' towards his patient and other half. He made my wife feel at ease immediately and explained the chest xrays and procedures he was looking to undertake. This made my wife immediately feel at ease. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Asthma Emphysema
    Just fantastic in every way, kind and considerate
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Efficient and quick service. Has been very helpful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Professor Shah has known me for a few years and has given me excellent advice on how to treat my asthma. He is happy to suggest new medication. He advised me to stop working with young children since then my asthma is much better. He is a very caring person. He always greets you with a reassuring smile. One feels that one is in excellent hands.
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Sarcoidosis
    I have been seeing Professor Shah since 2012 for an illness that took time to diagnose. Once diagnosed Professor Shah ensured I received prompt treatment and regular check-ups to monitor progress with the illness. The illness relapsed after clearing in 2014 or 2015 and he has ensured we have taken a more cautious approach to initially taking me off the medication and on-going monitoring after it cleared again. He has been very patient in explaining reasons for his treatment recommendations and always asked if I required more information.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Asthma
    I was referred to Professor Shah by my GP, Dr Mark Bushnell of the Sloane Street Surgery. Over the summer I experienced difficulty breathing and was very congested (at times a bit alarming). It seemed to get worse in heat and humidity. I had difficult sleeping and coughed up phlegm. At my initial consultation, Professor Shah said 'I can help'-very reassuring. He heard the wheezing and saw the results of the breathing test which showed pretty severe congestion. He immediately prescribed an inhaler, various nasal sprays and a nightly pill. I made an appointment to see him the following week. At this appointment my chest was beginning to clear and I was breathing better but not 100%. I have just returned from my 1 month appointment. My lungs are completely clear and I am moving about normally (up and down stairs, long walks etc). I left with 4 months of prescriptions and will return after 4 months for a check up. Needless to say I can't praise Professor Shah more highly. He is professional, thoughtful and diagnosed my situation perfectly. My quality of life has improved dramatically. One of the best medical practitioners I have ever encountered.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Sarcoidosis
    Professor Shah has been treating me for 4 years for Sarcoidosis. From the outset he has always been very informative about my condition. We now have my sarcoidosis under control and even when it was at its worst I always felt reassured after my visits to his clinic. I felt that I was very much in a safe pair of hands. He is a very understanding man and does not simply give a diagnosis and treatment plan - one is very much treated as an individual. A great quality for a medical practitioner. I would thoroughly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lung inflamation
    Professor Shah was wonderful!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Persistant cough and lung congestion.
    As a layman and patient of long standing, I find Prof. Shah unbelievably good at diagnosis and explanation of the problem in simple terms. I am grateful to him for keeping my respiratory problems, which I have had since childhood, well under control. He is patient, charming, helpful and obliging at all times. I can highly recommend him to anyone with respiratory problems
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    It has always a been a pleasant experience meeting with Professor Shah with whom I feel very comfortable to talk to regarding my medical ailments. He is always very clear when explaining my medical conditions and has a caring approach. I feel fortunate to be under his care.
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