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Karim Paracha, M.D.

Dr. Karim Paracha was born in Los Angeles, CA, but grew up in Costa Rica, where after medical school he worked for the Costa Rican government as primary care physician in a rural clinic on the border of Panama. Among his many international medical credits he has volunteered his time to provide medical services in the Philippines. He was also dedicated to the research of diabetes and metabolic disease, and the impact of obesity in hispanic children at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.

prachaAs Chief Resident at Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester, in New Rochelle, New York, he decided to pursue Bariatric Surgery. As a leader in the field of laparoscopy he extended his advanced surgical training and was chosen from a limited number of candidates to attend a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery at the renowned Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. He joined Dr Atwa at Long Island Laparoscopic Doctorssm in 2011 to help design our unique, patient focused weight loss program.

Patients eagerly welcome seeing Dr. Paracha's "light-up" the room smile after surgery and congenial bedside manner. No question is too insignificant to ask Dr. Paracha and that goes for patient families, as well.

Dr. Paracha has tailored his practice to address the needs of bariatric patients because of his love not only for the technical aspects of the procedures, but also the overwhelming positive experience he has encountered working with weight loss surgery patients, reducing their comorbidities in area such as arthritis, asthma, depression, diabetes, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, joint and back pain, sleep apnea and stress incontinence and reducing medication usage.

Hospital and Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and endoscopic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Surgical Society of the New York Medical College
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica
  • St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center - Port Jefferson, NY
  • John T. Mather Hospital - Port Jefferson, NY
  • St. Catherine’s of Siena Medical Center - Smithtown, NY
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, NY

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm

You'll have the opportunity to meet our doctors and staff, listen to other patients, and learn everything you need to know about obesity and how to get the help you deserve.

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  • Current research on medical and surgical weight solutions such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and adjustable gastric banding.
  • Criteria to qualify for our Advanced Weight Solutions 30-day Fast Track surgical program
  • Educational materials for achieving optimum health and wellness
  • Information about our board – certified and fellowship trained surgeons
  • Success stories from those who have had surgical weight loss procedures