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Dr. Emil Shakov

Aesthetic Medicine
Freehold, NJ
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

Freehold, NJ

Address

501 Iron Bridge Rd, Ste 9, Freehold, NJ, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fax

(732) 358-0524

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

As a surgeon, I am able to save patients during emergency procedures and help them make the right decision for elective surgery. I offer advanced laparoscopic surgery for complex and simple general surgery. As a weight loss specialist I can offer medical options to treat patients who are over-weight up to and including morbid obesity. As an aesthetic physician, I can help augment problems associated with aging by use of cosmetic procedures.

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.

Aesthetic Medicine

Colon and Rectal Surgery

General Surgery

Wound care

Doctor Q&A

567 Answers
247 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Keep clean: Exfoliate with retin a (tretinoin) product, moisturizer and cleanse area. Try benzoyl peroxide or proactiv. Physician grade products. I have a grea... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: A hiatal hernia is when the intra-abdominal contents of the upper abdomen protrude into the mediastinum or chest. If the contents are large enough, i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: A hiatal hernia is when the intra-abdominal contents of the upper abdomen protrude into the mediastinum or chest. If the contents are large enough, i... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Dermabrasion and: Exfoliation will do the trick to remove dead cells. All kinds of methods to improve the skin. Retin a (tretinoin) along with sunscreen and moisturiz... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe: It can act as mild chemical peel. I wouldn't advise it as it can lead to pigmentation effects as well as irritation of the skin.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Follow diet exactly: One type of vegetable only to be chosen from the following: spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red r... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: You can drink all the tea and coffee you want, just don't add sugar.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
It is implied: You should be told or prepared. If surgery takes excessive time than you need foley. I generally prepare my patients to know what to expect. No sep... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
See a doctor: Could be a fracture and depending where on the thumb it could lead to avascular necrosis.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
DHT: Dht has all the masculizing effects from hormones you asked about. Testosterone on its own is anabolic and good to build muscle and wellness effects ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Not on its own: It will definitely help you have bowel movements. You need a comprehensive program to help you lose weight. That is the right good choices, the righ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Lose before: Better to lose your weight before the surgery in order to have better results.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: Have it examined by doctor, likely needs to be removed.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
If that is all: You eat you will lose weight and then regain it shortly thereafter.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Many things: Best is to see surgeon to re-evaluate. Difficult to say exactly what is the cause of the pain unless it is looked at.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Be careful...: Accutane is toxic on the liver and the use of Anabolic steroids can increase this risk multiple fold.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Many symptoms: Pain, palpable mass/bulge, vomiting, unable to pass gas. You should be examined to know for certain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
No: You should see a dermatologist or aesthetic doctor to place you on skin lighteners or a hydroquinone based product to cause skin lightening.
A male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Acne: Can occur any area that has sebaceous glands. If your legs sweat the glands can get clogged leading to the reddened and raised areas.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
No: I usually recommend surgery for patients experiencing pain or if the hernia was previously incarcerated. You should have it evaluated to determine if... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Could be alot of: Things. I see your on Ibuprofen and if you take alot of it that can give you an ulcer which will give pain in that area. Could be a granuloma in the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
I wouldn't: Hydroquinone will do great skin lightening and you do not need kojic acid. However, hq should not be used longer than 12 weeks and than you can switc... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Only lemon: You can have only juice of one lemon without any sugar, only saccharin or stevia can be used to sweeten.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
It's deeper than: You think. Pus is a combination of bacteria and by products from the cells killing bacteria.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Need medication: Mirvaso has been recently approved for this purpose.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Good skin care: Don't smoke and protect from the sun. Both are major causes of aging.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
No: Fibroids occur due to excess estrogen levels. The last thing you want is to increase your estrogen levels with an exogenous source.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
See doctor: You should only use the cream at night. A skin lightner may help even the skin tone and color.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Yes if: You have underlying kidney disease it can get worse with high protein diet.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
When did you get it: If you just got the tatto that is from it healing. If it is been a while than you could be allergic to the ink.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Absolutely: Sudden stretch of skin ie weight gain can lead to tearing and scarring that manifests as stretch marks.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
No: This does very little to help you. Use a good moisturizer instead.
A female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: If wrinkles are fine nd:yag can do the trick. Ultherapy will work in that area. Chemical peels and microneedling are other options. Botox or xeomin (... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Rosacea: Usually on the central portion of face which can worsen based on certain stimuli and aggravating factors.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Check gallbladder: Sometimes gas bloat and "gastroparesis" could be secondary to dysfunctional gallbladder. Fixing the hiatal hernia would definitely improve the reflux... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Not sure: Minoxidil is effective in growing hair in the crown area of the head, will not work on the frontal area. It may work on face? If you haven't experie... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Creams vs procedure: You can use mederma to treat the scarring it may improve it. Microneedling can work, chemical peels can improve, laser treatment. Prevention is to n... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Chemical peel: This works very well. You can also try retin a (tretinoin) products.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Raynauds: It is probably a vascular disorder that causes what you have. Sometimes Aspirin can help. Get evaluation from medical doctor.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe: It could be a viral illness or worst case lymphoma. Small possibility it is benign, as long as your doctor is following you he will decide if you need... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Psorias?: See a dermatologist. You may need steroid creams to effectively treat. Zinc is also good. It should be looked at to know which treatment will work ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
See doctor: You can get physician grade products topical to treat. Benzoyl peroxide works, Proactiv is good, you need moisturizer, exfoliator, and sunscreen and ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Urticaria: Sounds like hives. You may be allergic to something. See your physician.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Hormone driven: During menstruation the estrogen is at its lowest point and you shouldn't get that androgen driven side effect of acne.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
See doctor: You can get physician grade topical products to treat. Benzoyl peroxide works, Proactiv is good, you need moisturizer, exfoliator, and sunscreen and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Usually 12 weeks: Is when you should mount a response. You may need more aggressive treatment with ipl or laser.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Doctor: Chemical peel, microneedling, and laser.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Consider other: Ways to remove besides shaving. Laser hair reduction or electrolysis even waxing.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Never seen that: There is no safe way to administer a tanning bed. It ages skin and increases risk for skin cancer. Uv rays penetrate just as well through water.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Acne: It could also be folliculitis. If you are concerned than you should have it looked at.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shakov is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shakov is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Are you saying this line will stay permanently if I don't have a laser or something like that to remove? Please write back.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had NF last year--miracle! Got my voice back + asthma decreased 90%
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for the info, I shall inquire more with my family doctor!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

CENTRASTATE MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

SOUTHERN OCEAN MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

CENTRASTATE MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

The Youth Fountain

Residency

The Youth Fountain

Awards

May 2006 Best Clinical Vignette, Seton Hall University 17th Annual Research Colloquium
June 2002 Received Honorary Masters of Science degree in Basic Sciences from AUC
Top Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, First Place, National - Spring
2015

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
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