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NYU Langone Provider

Prashant Sinha, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: General Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 718-630-5777
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My parents were in medical school when I was born, so they assumed that I would follow in their footsteps. Instead, I decided to study electrical engineering and computer science. When I learned about the increasing need for engineering skills in medicine, my future was set in motion—I went to medical school with the hopes of combining the two fields.

My journey through the worlds of medical devices, finance, operations, and quality control served as a foundation for practicing general surgery. As a surgeon, I specialize in advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques. Through this fusion of disciplines, I have learned how to use sophisticated tools and informatics, which is the study of information processing, to help patients recover faster with higher quality care and fewer costs.

I embrace the high-value care at NYU Langone and am privileged to work at Tisch Hospital. I also serve as the chief of surgery at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn and the quality leader for our Department of Surgery and value-based medicine group.

I am excited to help bring NYU Langone’s mission to Brooklyn and fulfill the triple aim of medicine: to bring high-value care with less waste to more people. At NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, I hope to enhance minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery and oncologic surgery, streamline care, increase our critical care capacity, and keep our primary care providers connected with patients in our evolving new healthcare system.

Conditions and Treatments

  • achalasia
  • esophageal disorder
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • delayed gastric emptying
  • stomach disease
  • ulcer
  • esophageal cancer
  • esophageal spasm
  • swallowing difficulty
  • hiatal hernia
  • appendicitis
  • enlarged spleen
  • umbilical hernia
  • intestinal fistula
  • abdominal abscess
  • rectal cancer
  • foreign body in digestive tract
  • liver cancer
  • bile duct stone
  • spleen cyst
  • gallstone disease
  • gastrointestinal disease
  • peptic ulcer
  • colon inflammation
  • stomach cancer
  • stomach inflammation
  • ileostomy
  • abdominal adhesions
  • enteritis
  • ventral hernia
  • intestinal mass
  • adrenal mass
  • sigmoid tumor
  • gallbladder disease
  • pancreas inflammation
  • biliary colic
  • spleen disorder
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • abdominal pain
  • pheochromocytoma
  • colon polyp
  • colon tumor
  • stomach tumor
  • infectious colitis
  • abdominal hernia
  • epigastric hernia
  • ischemic colitis
  • bile duct abnormalities
  • small bowel obstruction
  • gallbladder dyskinesia
  • paraesophageal hernia
  • bowel obstruction
  • spleen injury
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • abdominal mass
  • diverticulitis
  • stomach ulcer
  • inguinal hernia
  • abdominal infection
  • femoral hernia
  • jejunostomy
  • bile duct cysts
  • small intestine tumor
  • gallbladder inflammation
  • pelvic mass
  • colon cancer
  • spleen mass
  • hernia
  • appendix tumor
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • colorectal surgery
  • endoscopy
  • gallbladder surgery
  • abdomen surgery
  • cancer surgery
  • hernia repair procedure
  • esophageal surgery
  • stomach surgery
  • upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • pancreas surgery
  • colonoscopy
  • liver surgery
  • gastroscopy
  • esophagectomy
  • laparoscopic gastrostomy
  • intestine surgery
  • colostomy
  • lysis of adhesions
  • excision of the spleen
  • feeding tube
  • vascular access device
  • bloodless
  • gastrectomy
  • fundoplication

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2008
Education and Training
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian Medical Center, Surgery, 2008
  • MD from Columbia University, 2002

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NYU Langone Brooklyn Surgery Associates – 6th Avenue

7517 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209



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quality improvement, esophageal disorders, therapeutic endoscopy, advanced laparoscopy, complex hernia, achalasia, gastrointestinal dysmotility

Research Summary

Esophageal and Foregut

There is a large under recognized need for high quality diagnosis and care of patients with persistent acid reflux, heartburn and difficulty swallowing. Difficulty or pain on swallowing can sometimes also be a clue to nerve and muscle disorders and may also be an indicator of cancer. While many patients respond to antacid therapy, many do not get full relief, and a vast majority are not tested or diagnosed properly. We hope to enhance access to high quality testing including manometer, pH testing and to advanced endoscopy to diagnose, detect and treat many conditions whether benign or cancerous. Our clinically oriented research hopes to advance our access to a large segment of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island that are underrepresented and to study their outcomes.

Our patients benefit from one of three procedures to treat persistent heartburn: minimally invasive fundoplication (Nissen), LINX, and TIF.

Early cancers or pre-cancers can be treated with removal using endoscopy or ablation for very early lesions and minimally invasive surgery within the framework of our Perlmutter Comprehensive Cancer program.


Complex Hernias and Functional Recovery

Our other area of clinical research is on another under recognized problem. Many people develop large, complex and debilitating hernias that cause significant job loss, back pain and debility. Many of these patients are not treated due to complexity and many due to added factors like being over weight or smoking, heart disease and diabetes. We offer a comprehensive hernia program to tackle the individual holistically so that we can safely achieve outcomes that are important to the patient, whether it is improvement in their overall health, resolving pain or returning to work. We use many tools including complex muscle reconstruction, physical therapy, laparoscopy and robotic techniques. We follow our patients over their recovery and beyond to ensure they are meeting their desired goals.

Academic Contact

Academic office

150 55th Street, Executive Suite

Third Floor, 3120

Brooklyn, NY 11220



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