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Amber L. Shada, MD

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(608) 263-1036

4602 Eastpark Blvd
Suite 3525
Madison, WI 53718

Amber L. Shada, MD

Assistant Professor
Divisions of General Surgery
UW Health General Surgery at The American Center


  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2007
  • Research Fellowship, Human Immune Therapy Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2011
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 2014
  • Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Oregon Clinic/Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR, 2015

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Shada is fellowship trained in Advanced Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, and is board certified in General Surgery. She specializes in minimally invasive techniques for esophageal and gastric disorders, abdominal wall hernias, and gall bladder disorders. She also has special expertise in advanced endoscopic surgery.

Dr. Shada provides a wide range of services including Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal), Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for Barrett's Esophagus, Laparoscopic and Robotic Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic and Robotic Heller Myotomy, Laparoscopic and Robotic Nissen Fundoplication, Laparoscopic and Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, LINX Reflux Management System for GERD, Open and Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Peroral Endoscopic Mytomy (POEM), Redo Anti-Reflux Surgery, Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) , and Ventral / Abdominal Hernia Repair.

Research Interests

Dr. Shada’s research interests focus on endoscopic device development, clinical trials in esophageal, foregut and general surgery, and clinical outcomes in esophageal and foregut surgery.

Recent Publications
  • Psychosocial Factors Are Associated with Quality of Life After Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery.
    Statz AK, Stroud AM, Jolles SA, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO, Shada AL, Wang X, Funk LM
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2017 May 30.
    [PubMed ID: 28557566]
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  • Sarcopenia in emergency abdominal surgery.
    Dirks RC, Edwards BL, Tong E, Schaheen B, Turrentine FE, Shada A, Smith PW
    J. Surg. Res. 2017 Jan; 207():13-21.
    [PubMed ID: 27979468]
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  • Clinical efficacy of 2-phase versus 4-phase computed tomography for localization in primary hyperparathyroidism.
    Ramirez AG, Shada AL, Martin AN, Raghavan P, Durst CR, Mukherjee S, Gaughen JR, Ornan DA, Hanks JB, Smith PW
    Surgery 2016 Sep; 160(3):731-7.
    [PubMed ID: 27302106, PMC ID: 4975639]
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  • Endoluminal vacuum therapy for gastrojejunal anastomotic leaks after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a pilot study in a swine model.
    Scott RB, Ritter LA, Shada AL, Feldman SH, Kleiner DE
    Surg Endosc 2016 Nov; 30(11):5147-5152.
    [PubMed ID: 26928190]
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  • Clinical Burden of Laparoscopic Feeding Jejunostomy Tubes.
    Speer EA, Chow SC, Dunst CM, Shada AL, Halpin V, Reavis KM, Cassera M, Swanström LL
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2016 May; 20(5):970-5.
    [PubMed ID: 26895952]
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  • Covered stents in cervical anastomoses following esophagectomy.
    Speer E, Dunst CM, Shada A, Reavis KM, Swanström LL
    Surg Endosc 2016 Aug; 30(8):3297-303.
    [PubMed ID: 26558909]
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  • A Long Gastrojejunostomy Is Associated With Decreased Incidence and Severity of Delayed Gastric Emptying After Pancreaticoduodenectomy.
    Walters DM, Shada AL, LaPar DJ, Adams RB, Bauer TW
    Pancreas 2015 Nov; 44(8):1273-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26390414]
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  • Laparoscopic pyloroplasty is a safe and effective first-line surgical therapy for refractory gastroparesis.
    Shada AL, Dunst CM, Pescarus R, Speer EA, Cassera M, Reavis KM, Swanstrom LL
    Surg Endosc 2016 Apr; 30(4):1326-32.
    [PubMed ID: 26293794]
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  • Adrenalectomy for adrenal-mediated hypertension: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis of an institutional experience.
    Shada AL, Stokes JB, Turrentine FE, Simpson VB, Padia SH, Carey RM, Hanks JB, Smith PW
    Am Surg 2014 Nov; 80(11):1152-8.
    [PubMed ID: 25347508]
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  • Endoluminal negative-pressure therapy for preventing rectal anastomotic leaks: a pilot study in a pig model.
    Shada AL, Rosenberger LH, Mentrikoski MJ, Silva MA, Feldman SH, Kleiner DE
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2014 Apr; 15(2):123-30.
    [PubMed ID: 24476015, PMC ID: 3993071]
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