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Dr. Shyamali Singhal

General Surgery
Mountain View, CA
25 years experience female

Locations

Office

Mountain View, CA

Address

515 South Dr Suite 25, Mountain View, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

(888) 372-4749

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross of California

Carefirst Inc

Blue Shield of California

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Health Net Of California

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Breast Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: It needs to be evaluated by an md. The lipase can be elevated in pancreatitis which can be caused by a multitude of things. It needs to be correlate... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need to get checked: Rectal incontinence is a very challenging problem. You do need to visit the colorectal surgeon and find out why this is happening. Is it neurologic o... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Shouldn't: They should be fine to take together.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Vague symptoms: Weight loss, bloating, early satiety are vague symptoms and only later when profound weight loss, and back pain or jaundice occur does it come to atte... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Aggressive variety: Triple negative refers to the hormone status ER (estrogen receptor) PR (progesterone receptor) and Her 2 neu receptor negative. It is an aggressive t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Surgeons : A pa can take care of the urgent issue if it is infected. Treatment for pilonidal cysts is more complicated than appears on the surface. Would recomm... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
yes: The prep as well as the air that insufflated can lead to that sensation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Surgery: Biliary colic is due to stones in the gallbladder that obstruct the duct. It is extremely painful. Sometimes a lowfat diet and nothing to eat except... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Genetic counseling: Brca mutations lead to high risks for breast and ovarian cancer, a genetic counselor can assist with explanations of the testing and implications.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
PET scan: It depends on the type of cancer whether it is visible on pet scan. Most of the time a ct chest/sbdomen/pelvis will detect abnormalities, and if the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Metastatic: Stage 4 cancer means that it has spread to a different part of the body than it originally started.
A member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Additional training: A general surgeon has expertise in many areas including benign disease. A surgical oncologist has additional training in complex cancer operations, r... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Lowfat diet: Would keep to a lowfat diet. However would consider a consultation to remove your gallbladder. Removing it may make you feel much better
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Not so good: Stage IV lung cancer with diffuse metastases is a difficult disease to treat with short survival times. Would suggest a consultation with radiation o... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
End of life: There is a nice website http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/nearingtheendoflife/nearingtheendoflife/nearing-the-end-of-life-toc detailing all of the sympt... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Surgery: She may be having biliary colic which is a common complaint. We worry about gallbaldder polyps since as they get to be over 1 cm they sometimes conta... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: We try to utilize the same incision, but sometimes more tissue needs to be removed and that requires an extension of the incision.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Normal: Nausea is very common with colonoscopy prep. You can take antinausea meds or take the prep more slowly.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need to see a doctor: There are many things that it could be and you will need to see your doctor who may send you to specialist for further evaluation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Not usually: The colonoscope can reach the last part of the small bowel but only for a few inches.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Possibly: Before colonscopy you took a prep to clean the colon, so you may be having the residual effects of that. If it persists for more than 1 week call you... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Oncology Nursing Soc: There are few organizations such as oncology nursing society which can give detailed instructions. It does involve additional coursework, testing and... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Risk of lung cancer: If you are a nonsmoker and young, there is a small but not zero chance of developing lung cancer. The two negative chest xr should put your mind at ea... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Plastic wrap: If you are concerned about the care of the wound, you can call the doctors office, but sometimes one can just wrap the area with plastic wrap and it k... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Many: There are many support groups for pancreatic cancer. The biggest organization is the American Cancer Society but the PANCAN organization has lots of ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Not so good: Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed at the late stage which makes it very difficult to treat with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. In addition,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Vague symptoms: Weight loss, bloating, early satiety are vague symptoms and only later when profound weight loss, and back pain or jaundice occur does it come to atte... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Susan G Komen: There are two major advocates for women susan love md and the susan g komen foundation. Between the two of them they have raised awareness via a gras... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Not really: The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and rar... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Ileus: After abdominal surgery, especially for colon, the combination of handling the intestines, and surgery itself leads to "bowels going to sleep" which ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Weight loss surgery: You are more than 100 lbs. Over your ideal body weight. You have a body mass index (bmi) of over 40. You have a bmi of over 35 and are experiencing ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Sometimes: There are flat lesions that can be missed on colonoscopy and there are also rapidly growing tumors to explain this.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
5 year survival: Assuming you had maximal therapy, 74% live 5 years. But remember there are new treatments coming out all the time, and this data is using medications... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Guidelines: Age 40 for breast cancer, age 50 for colon cancer and prostate.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
It depends: If you having expanders placed, then it is slightly painful and sore for a few days to 2 weeks. If you are having a bigger procedure like a tram or f... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Unfortunately: Metastatic melanoma is a very difficult to treat disease. Luckily this last year there have been 4 new drugs that are active, perhaps you should con... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Colonoscopy: Rectal bleeding can be from a variety of sources and in general they will make sure to visualize the rectum, as well the remainder of the colon.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: Grade is different from stage. It is a measure of the aggressiveness of the tumor, and helps the oncologist to determine prognosis but stage is actu... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
MRI: They screen for pancreatic cancer using a combination of imaging, genetic testing and family history to determine risks. Biomarkers such as Ca 19-9 a... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need to get checked: With brca 1 and previous breast cancer, all new enlarged lymph nodes and lesions in the solid organs need to be evaluated by a doctor for recurrence.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Good: Xeloda by itself is similar to 5 FU regimen. However these days we tend to add other medications such as oxalipatin and sometimes avastin (bevacizuma... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Bleeding: 50% patients have abnormal bleeding or spotting, some patients present with pelvic pain. If you suspect it then you need to see your gynecologist for... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Multimodal therapy: Breast cancer treatment is often a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. It is hard to cure early breast cancer without surgery as part... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
5 year survival: We usually consider someone cancer free after 5 years.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: The incisions are a little painful for the first few days but you have no particular restrictions about lying on your stomach.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes but not often: The gallbladder usually causes significant pain when infected or blocked with stones. It usually doesn't rupture as such, but should it one can be ve... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 25 years experience
For wounds and drain: Sometimes Medicare will have a nurse come to assist with wound care and drains. Sometimes you can also get a caregiver for about $20/hr.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Singhal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Singhal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Old posting. The operation happened and it is all luck what is covered depending on this and that. Much appreciated!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm scared so thankyou for replying
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CTR

Awards

Health Care Hero El Camino Hosptial
Cancer Support Community Hero
Tribute to Women Award, , YWCA

Affiliations

ASCO
Society Surgical Oncology
American College of Surgeons
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