Dr. Prag, MD*, FACS

Dr. Pragatheeshwar Thirunavukarasu, often referred to by his colleagues and patients as Dr. Prag, is a cancer surgeon, certified by the American Board of Surgery in Complex General Surgical Oncology, and General Surgery.

He is fellowship-trained in Surgical Oncology and Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery (i.e., surgery of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas). His special interest and focus is in the treatment of cancers that are in their advanced stages, such as peritoneal carcinomatosis, liver metastases, advanced liver and pancreatic malignancies, malignant ascites, and malignant bowel obstruction.


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Books & Publications

David L Bartlett, Pragatheeshwar Thirunavukarasu, Matthew D Neal. - 'Surgical Oncology - Fundamentals, Evidence-based Approaches and New Technology: (ISBN: 978-93-5025-051-8). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ld. (New Delhi - St. Louis - Panama City - London)

Selected Publications

Talati C, Munjal S, Attwood K, Edge SB, Francescutti V. Effect of Incorporation of Pretreatment Serum Carcinoembryonic Antigen Levels into AJCC Staging for Colon Cancer on 5-Year Survival. JAMA Surgery Jun 17, 2015
Sukumar S, Sathaiah M, Mahan M, Pragatheeshwar KD, Pingpank JF, Zeh H, Bartels CJ, Lee KK, Bartlett DL. C-stage in Colon Cancer: Implications of Carcinoembryonic Antigen Biomarker in Staging, Prognosis, and Management. Journal of the National Cancer Institute;103(8):689-97 2011 Apr 20
Sathaiah M, Sukumar S, Bartels CJ, Zeh H 3rd, Lee KK Bartlett DL Meckel's Diverticulum - A high-risk region for malignancy in the ileum. Insights from a population-based epidemiological study and implications in surgical management Annals of Surgery;253(2):223-30 2010 Feb
Sathaiah M, Gorry MC, O'Malley ME, Ravindranathan R, Austin F, Thorne SH, Guo ZS, Bartlett DL. A Rationally Designed A34R Mutant Oncolytic Poxvirus: Improved Efficacy in Peritoneal Carcinomatosis. Molecular Therapy, 2013; doi:10.1038/mt.2013.27 February 26, 2013
Gabriel E Attwood K, Kukar M, Hochwald SN, Nurkin SJ. Nationwide analysis of short-term surgical outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy for malignancy. International Journal of Surgery Nov 18, 2015
Aloia TA. Preoperative Assessment and Optimization of Future Liver Remnant. Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America Surg Clin North Am;96(2):197-205 2016 Apr

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