Prakash R. Paragi, MD, FASMBS, a General Surgeon with Surgical - Professional Services PC and Saint Barnabas M

Get to know General Surgeon Dr. Prakash R. Paragi, who serves patients in New Jersey.

New York City, Feb 26, 2020 ( - Dr. Paragi, an experienced board-certified general surgeon, serves patients at Surgical & Professional Services PC in West Orange, New Jersey. He also serves as the Director of Minimally-Invasive Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.

A Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the doctor is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Association of Surgeons of India, the Bangalore Oncology Group, and the Indian Medical Council.

In the early days of his academic career, Dr. Paragi received his medical degree and completed a general surgery residency at the Bangalore Medical College in India. He then went on to complete a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology and was later an appointed Lecturer at the Government Homeopathic Medical College and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Sri Siddhartha Medical College. He also operated a consulting surgical practice in his hometown of Bangalore (India) and in the West Indies for more than a decade.

In 2001, he immigrated to the United States for advanced surgical training. He completed his second research fellowship within the Department of Molecular Cardiology and Integrated Medicine at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, and a third research fellowship in minimally-invasive surgery, including bariatric surgery, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. In 2005, he joined the Saint Barnabas Medical Center, where he completed his general surgery residency following an internship at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York.

Among his various achievements, Dr. Paragi is board-certified through the American Board of Surgery, which is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge. He has contributed extensively to surgical literature, as well as has presented on a variety of surgical topics such as weight loss and bariatric surgery at numerous meetings both nationally and internationally.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care. 

In addition to English, Dr. Paragi speaks Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu. 

Learn more about Dr. Prakash R. Paragi:
Through his findatopdoc profile, through Surgical & Professional Services PC, or through RWJBarnabas Health,

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