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Prakash R Paragi MD

Prakash R Paragi MD

Primary Specialties
  • Surgery-Bariatric
  • Surgery-General
  • Surgery-Minimally Invasive
  • Affiliations
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Primary Office

    Surgical and Professional Services, PC
    393 Northfield Ave
    West Orange, NJ 07052
    (862) 520-5097

    Physician Information

    Dr. Paragi is an experienced surgeon who received his medical degree and completed a general surgery residency at the Bangalore Medical College in India. He 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. Dr Paragi also operated a consulting surgical practice in his hometown of Bangalore (India) and in the West Indies for more than a decade.

    Dr. Paragi immigrated to the United States in 2001 for advanced surgical training. He completed his second research fellowship at the Department of Molecular Cardiology and Integrated Medicine at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, and a third in Minimally-invasive Surgery including Bariatric Surgery at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. In 2005, he joined the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) following an internship at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York, and completed his General Surgery Residency. Dr. Paragi is currently licensed in the state of New Jersey, and has been appointed as the Director of Minimally-invasive Surgery at SBMC.

    Dr Paragi has contributed extensively to the surgical literature as well as presented on a variety of surgical topics including weight loss and bariatric surgery at numerous meetings both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Association of Surgeons of India, the Bangalore Oncology Group, and the Indian Medical Council.

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: Bangalore University, Karnataka, India, 1985, Bangalore University, Karnataka, India, 1990

    Internship: Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, New York, NY, 2005

    Residency: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, 2009

    Fellowship: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, 2004

    Clinical Interests

    Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Training

    Accepted Health Plans

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.
    • Americhoice
    • Amerigroup
    • Barnabas Employee Health Plan
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • Cigna HMO
    • Federal Blue Cross PPO
    • HMO Blue - Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Managed Care
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Horizon PPO
    • Medicare
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • Qualcare
    • United Health Care


    Title: Tube Intubation-its necessity in palliation of advanced Esophageal Cancer
    Authors: SK.Krishnamurthy, PR.Prakash
    Publisher: The Antiseptic
    Date: 01-Mar-92
    Issue: Vol 89, (3) p 148-151
    Description: Article

    Title: Cystosarcoma Phylloides in adolescent and adult females
    Authors: SK.Krishnamurthy, PR.Prakash
    Publisher: The Antiseptic
    Date: 01-Sep-91
    Issue: Vol. 88 (9) p 467-469
    Description: Article

    Title: Adult Congenital Bronchoesophageal fistula
    Authors: R.Copperman, PR.Pragi, S.Shah
    Publisher: Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgeon
    Date: 01-Sep-07
    Issue: Vol. 55, p 322-323
    Description: Article

    Title: Bariatric surgery: shedding the monetary weight of prescription costs in the managed care arena
    Authors: CE.Potteiger, PR.Paragi, NA Inverso, C.Still, MJ.Reed, W.Strodel 3rd, M.Rogers, A.Petrick
    Publisher: Obesity Surgery
    Date: 01-Jun-04
    Issue: Vol. 14 (6) p 725-30
    Description: Article

    Title: Lymphoepithelial Cyst of the Pancreas: A Sheep in wolf's clothing
    Authors: R.Langan, PR.Paragi, RS.Chamberlain
    Publisher: Am Surg.
    Date: 01-Jun-09
    Issue: 75 (6) p 520-2
    Description: Article

    Title: In defense of the Whipple: an argument for aggressive surgical management of pancreatic cancer
    Authors: RS.Chamberlain, C.Gupta, PR.Paragi
    Publisher: Oncologist
    Date: 01-Jun-09
    Issue: 14 (14) p 586-90
    Description: Article

    Title: Management of Enteropathy-associated T cell lymphoma (EATL): An algorithmic approach
    Authors: N.Babel, PR.Paragi, RS.Chamberlain
    Publisher: Case Rep Oncol
    Date: 01-Jan-09
    Issue: 2: 36-43
    Description: Article

    Title: Iatrogenic Bile Duct Injury Associated with Anomalies of the Right Hepatic Sectoral Ducts: A Misunderstood and Underappreciated Problem
    Authors: N.Babel, SV.Sakpal, PR.Paragi, J.Wellen, S.Feldman, RS.Chamberlain
    Publisher: HPB Surgery
    Date: 01-Jan-09
    Issue: vol. 2009, Article ID 153269, 4 pages
    Description: Article