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Aurora Dawn Pryor Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Chief of Bariatric, Foregut and Advanced GI Surgery Division, Director of Bariatric/Metabolic Weight Loss Center and Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Surgery School of Medicine

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18-043 Health Sciences Center

Stony Brook, 11794



Aurora Pryor's research is focused on advancing laparoscopic bariatric and upper GI surgery techniques and outcomes, and on use of new technology. She has performed more than 1,400 bariatric procedures among her over 3,000 surgical cases during the last 16 years. She is a regional expert in benign gastroesophageal diseases, including minimally invasive techniques for the management of reflux and swallowing disorders like complex revisional surgery. A nationally renowned scholar and researcher as well as surgeon, Dr. Pryor holds patents for surgical technologies.


  • Fellowship, Residency and MD, Duke University Hospital

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
A Pilot Study Utilizing the PINPOINT Endoscopic Fluorescence Imaging System for Identification of Biliary Anatomy During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy 2012-12-12T00:00:00 2015-09-20T00:00:00 Novadaq Technologies Incorporated Nonfederal 3500 Closed
Obalon Balloon System Clinical Investigation, The Six-Month Adjunctive Weight Reduction Therapy (SMART) Trial 2015-04-07T00:00:00 2017-09-13T00:00:00 Obalon Therapeutics Incorporated Nonfederal 252372 Approved
TransPyloric Shuttle (TPS) - Consumer Preference Survey 2017-05-30T00:00:00 2018-07-31T00:00:00 Baronova Incorporated Nonfederal 1 Approved
Early Intervention In Patients with Predicted Poor Long-Term Outcome Following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Prospective Radomized Study 2014-03-01T00:00:00 2017-12-31T00:00:00 American Society of Metabloic and Bariatric Surgery Nonfederal 35000 Approved
Endoscopic Treatment for Weight Reduction in Patients with Obesity Using TransPyloric Shuttle System: A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Parallel-Design Study (ENDObesity II Study) 2015-11-16T00:00:00 2018-07-31T00:00:00 Baronova Incorporated Nonfederal 480997 Approved
Obalon Balloon System Clinical Investigation, The Six-Month Adjunctive Weight Reduction Therapy: Continued Access Research (SMART CAR) Study 2016-06-20T00:00:00 2018-06-10T00:00:00 Obalon Therapeutics Incorporated Nonfederal 108637.5 Approved
Telementoring Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy Curriculum 2016-07-01T00:00:00 2018-06-30T00:00:00 Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Nonfederal 15000 Approved