Dr. Mark Prasarn, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Age 40
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Dr. Mark Prasarn, MD
Dr. Prasarn specializes in the surgical care of complex spinal disorders and orthopaedic trauma. He earned his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital. Following his residency, Dr. Prasarn finished a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He then went on to complete the Louis A. Goldstein Spinal Surgery fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Additionally, he has been a visiting fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Institute. Dr. Prasarn is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prasarn is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the North American Spine Society, and the American Spinal Cord Injury Association. Dr. Prasarn has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on spine trauma, the degenerative spine, pelvic fractures, non-unions, and other complex fractures. He is the spine consultant for the Houston Texans and all University of Houston sports teams.

6400 Fannin St Ste 1700

Houston, TX 77030

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Dr. Mark Prasarn, MD

Dr. Mark Prasarn, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Prasarn's Experience

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Dr. Prasarn's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
3

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
48

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Hospital For Special Surgery, New York City
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Prasarn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Prasarn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prasarn to family and friends
4.5
based on 25 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Prasarn's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Houston, TX |
Not on walker any more, walking regular. No pain,!
in Houston, TX |
I was dealing with lower back pain for awhile and realized time wasn't going to do the trick, so I reached out to Dr. Prasarn after seeing his lower back pain exercise video. He is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything so I would fully understand. Following his advice has helped alleviate my lower back pain. A big thank you to Dr. P - I highly recommend him to everyone!
in Houston, TX |
I recently had a spinal fusion performed by Dr. Prasarn. When I woke up from surgery the pain was gone and I felt great. He checked on me multiple times since the surgery. He was kind and also very thorough. His bedside manner was great and he answered all of my questions. I’m always so nervous when it comes to any kind of surgery or even a dentist visit. Dr. Prasarn was great and I felt very relaxed. I would recommend him to anyone!
in Houston, TX |
Very happy with my medical care. I would recommend Dr. Prasarn to anyone!
in Houston, TX |
Outstanding professional.
in Missouri City, TX |
Dr. Prasarn and his staff were a God send to me. I am a vibrant woman who was strickened with debilitating pain from my hip to my calf. I visited multiple doctors in Houston looking for relief. After 10 months of extensive PT and no improvements, my therapist recommended I see a surgeon. She recommended Dr. Prasarn. After ordering new test, Dr. Parsarn was able to pinpoint the exact problem. He operated to correct the problem. I have been pain free every since. My recovery has been great!
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Prasarn is the best doctor I have ever seen. Explains everything clearly and with compassion for your situation. I was in a terrible amount of pain upon his first exam, but he made sure to take care of all my needs. Being 36 and active, I was a prime candidate for Artificial Disc Replacement (in my cervical spine C5-C6 herniation). Dr.Prasarn and his team moved at light speed to get me into surgery and for my insurance to approve the procedure. His whole team is amazing. GO SEE DR.PRASARN!
in Houston, TX |
Everything about the process from diagnosis, to surgery to follow up was excellent. I didn't think I would be able to run again, and I am pain free and have not felt this good in years. His staff and office are exceptionally run - friendly, caring, but also very efficient. I never had to wait in the waiting room more than 2 minutes and same with once I was back in the patient room. Dr. Prasarn listens to your concerns and addresses them. I really can't say enough great things.
in Houston, TX |
Staff was kind and efficient. Dr. Prasarn took the time to explain processes and treatment with my elderly Mother.
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  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
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  • MVP Health Care
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Hospitals where Dr. Prasarn has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
6411 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
5410 West Loop S
Bellaire, TX 77401
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