Kunal V. Shah

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Associations
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Clinical Interests
  • abscess central nervous system
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acromegaly
  • arachnoid cyst
  • astrocytoma tumors
  • awake craniotomy
  • back fracture
  • back surgery
  • benign neoplasm of brain
  • biopsy of brain
  • biopsy of skull
  • bone tumor
  • brain concussion
  • brain laceration
  • brain neoplasms
  • brain surgery
  • bulging disc
  • burr hole
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • cavernous hemangioma
  • cerebellar tumor
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral decompression
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • cerebral hernia
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cervical arthritis
  • cervical laminoplasty
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • cervical spinal fusion
  • cervical spinal stenosis
  • chiari decompression
  • chordoma
  • choroid plexus tumor
  • clivus chondroma
  • cns lymphoma
  • colloid cyst
  • compression fracture
  • cranial nerve repair
  • cranial puncture
  • craniectomy
  • craniopharyngioma
  • craniotomy
  • csf shunt removal
  • decompression laminectomy
  • degenerative spine conditions
  • disc arthroplasty
  • disc surgery
  • diskectomy
  • embryonal cell tumors of the brain
  • endonasal transsphenoidal approach
  • endoscopic neurosurgery
  • ependymoma
  • epidural hematoma
  • epidural hemorrhage
  • extradural abscess
  • facial pain
  • gamma knife
  • ganglioganglioma
  • ganglioma
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • ganglioneurocytoma
  • germ cell tumor
  • glioma
  • gliomatosis cerebri
  • gliosarcoma
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • head reconstruction
  • hemangiopericytoma
  • herniated disc
  • herniation syndrome
  • hydrocephalus
  • injury of optic chiasm
  • intracranial abscess
  • intracranial hemangioma
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial mass
  • intraspinal abscess
  • intraventricular endoscopy
  • janetta procedure
  • kyphosis
  • laminectomy
  • laminoplasty
  • lobectomy of brain
  • low back surgery
  • lumbar drain
  • lumbar spine fusion
  • lumbosacral radiculopathy
  • malignant brain neoplasm
  • malignant neoplasm cerebellum
  • malignant neoplasm of brain stem
  • malignant neoplasm of frontal lobe
  • malignant neoplasm spinal cord
  • medulloblastoma
  • medulloepithelioma
  • meningioma
  • metastatic brain cancer
  • minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • myelopathy
  • myelopathy surgery
  • neck fracture
  • needle biopsy of brain
  • needle biopsy of cerebral meninges
  • neoplasm of brain stem
  • neuroblastoma
  • neuroectodermal tumor
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • neuroendoscopy
  • neurofibromatosis
  • neurofibrosarcoma
  • neurogenic claudication
  • neuronal glial tumors
  • oligodendroglioma
  • open biopsy of brain
  • orbital tumors
  • osteomyelitis
  • paraganglioma
  • periventricular mass
  • pilocytic astrocytoma
  • pineal tumor
  • pineoblastoma
  • pituitary adenoma
  • pituitary surgery
  • pituitary tumor
  • post-laminectomy kyphosis
  • post-laminectomy syndrome
  • prolactinoma
  • rathke's cleft cysts
  • repair of brain
  • rothke cleft cysts
  • ruptured intervertebral disc
  • skull base approach
  • skull fracture
  • spinal abscess
  • spinal cord anomaly
  • spinal cord compression
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal cord injury
  • spinal dural graft
  • spinal fracture
  • spinal fusion
  • spinal instrumentation
  • spinal meningioma
  • spinal schwannoma
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal tumor
  • spine deformity correction surgery
  • spine fracture
  • spine injuries
  • spondylectomy
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylosis
  • spondylosis with myelopathy
  • standard transphenoidal approach
  • stereotactic brain biopsy
  • stereotactic radiosurgery
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • surgical treatment of myelopathy
  • temporal tumor
  • tethered spinal cord
  • trigeminal nerve disease
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • ventricular shunt
  • ventriculo peritoneal shunt
  • ventriculocisternostomy
  • ventriculostomy
  • vertebral fracture
  • von hippel-lindau disease

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.4 out of 5 (86 Ratings, 22 Comments)


His P.A was very good and his staff but the Dr. was very curt. I would not return to him if I don't have to.

Dr Shaw is excellent and was able to assist me with my back issues when previous doctors had no clue nor cared to find one

Dr. Shah and his staff are the best . I will send everyone I know to his office when his skill is needed . I love the entire Providence care team ! Thank you for such wonderful & caring Doctors & Nurses ! I appreciate everyone of them ! Your house keeping , food service , X- ray techs , & everyone who is on staff is kind & caring ! Thank you all !

Excellent care

I had difficulty maneuvering my wheel chair in the hallways to get to my appointment.

Prior to this visit I had seen Dr [...] and he was excellent. My experience before your office and Dr [...] was a nightmare and the people didn't seem to know what they were doing nor cared, they just kept passing me off. I was very thankful to finally get answers from Dr Shaw

Dr. Shaw was extremely nice, very professional and having already underwent [...] surgery with Dr. [...] and now possibly facing another, I feel very confident in his abilities and knowledge. [...]

Excellent service and care - - extremely happy and satisfied.

He did not even do a range of motion. He did not help me get on the exam table when he clearly knew that I was there for a damaged spine. Nor, did he help me down. This caused me more pain than when I first came into the office for help.

Dr Shah is excellent. I would refer him to anyone in need of these services. [...]

Dr. Shah and [...] have both been excellent! The immediate intervention and followup care that I have received have been awesome! They treated me with empathy and made me feel like they were as concerned about the outcome as I was.

Dr. Shah and his team have been excellent to work with as I sought treatment. very attentive and caring. [...] I am extremely well satisfied with the care Dr. Shah had provided and the results of the surgery he performed [...]

Takes tooooo long to get in to see a doctor

office staff was slow and did not seem to care about me.

The experience I had was good.

Everyone was so knowledgeable and they were able to explain everything in a very understandable way. They were also very caring and compassionate & friendly. They even provided me with a parking validation ticket!

Dr Shah is a highly skilled surgeon. He is also one of the kindest, most attentive providers I have met.

When I was referred to a neurosurgeon it was going to take over a month ER doctor reached Dr. Shah & he was able to work me in in about 20 days, for my first visit. This last appt was a follow-up & release to return to work. Dr. Shah was very caring & was who referred me to PT & also an injection in my back.

The only negative was that the closest opening for surgery was 13 days, and being in considerable pain, even with medicine has made the wait very hard. I would have appreciated being able to get a closer in surgery date to deal with my back. I understand things are busy, and I appreciate being able to have surgery, it's just having to wait.

He is willing to work with me on my problem

It seemed my level of pain doesn't matter if it can't be seen on the mri. I felt as though I was not worth his time.

Been waiting for injection on [...] and nerve conduction study and I've called 2x's and haven't got a call back yet.
Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates
105 West 8th Avenue Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99204
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center