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Shahin Tabatabaei, MD

  • Director, Prostate Health Program


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Shahin Tabatabaei, MD, is a urologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology. He specializes in the treatment of cancer, benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) and related research.



Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Benign enlargement of prostate (BPH)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Laser surgery of prostate
  • Urologic oncology
  • Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
Medical Education
  • MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Residency, Labbafinejad Medical Center|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Urology
Foreign Languages
  • Persian/Farsi
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Provider Gender

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

News & Events

  • Advantages of Robot-assisted Techniques for Urologic Surgeries

    Robotic surgery can decrease blood loss and patient pain, lead to a shorter recovery time than a traditional laparoscopic approach, and offers surgeons a shorter learning curve.

  • New Treatments for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Current treatments generally focus on oral medications or invasive surgery, which can have side effects. The prostatic urethral lift and water steam therapy are new, effective, non-invasive treatments for BPH.

  • Prostate Health Month

    September is Prostate Health Month. MGH urologists discuss the prostate, its impact on men’s health and offer advice on PSA screenings.


Urology Associates
165 Cambridge St
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 857-238-3838
Fax: 617-726-6131

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