Dr. Mark Prasarn, MD

Dr. Mark Prasarn, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 41
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Dr. Mark Prasarn, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from New York University in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

6400 Fannin St Ste 1700

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 486-7860

Insurance Accepted

  • 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)
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Prasarn performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Broken Neck
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Prasarn's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Prasarn "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."
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3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

61  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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40  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 Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • 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
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
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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

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prasarn to family and friends
27 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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 (11)

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Prasarn, his staff and the Hospital. My entire experience so far has been top notch and I would highly recommend him! I appreciate the honesty, kindness and professionalism from all involved with my experience. Thank you!!!!
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Dr. Prasarn did an awesome job with my diagnosis to surgery. In a 4 month period of having lower back pains, that was slowly declining my walking abilities, I have gained movement of my legs and am able to walk. I'm on a road to recovery. His office staff, his team, even his waiting time is...more
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Not on walker any more, walking regular. No pain,!
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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...more
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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...more
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