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Dr. William H. Parker is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Parker has a private practice in Santa Monica, California and is a Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors since the late 90’s.

Morcellation – Write Congress

Joan, San Diego I’ve been feeling frustrated and concerned about the upcoming FDA meeting later this week on the power morcellator. My fear is that the FDA panel will get a very slanted view of the situation because not enough woman who have benefited from minimally invasive gyn surgery using a morcellator can take the […]

Degenerating Fibroid

Do degenerated fibroids need to be removed? Is there harm to having necrotic tissue in the body?

Following Myomectomy, the Uterus is not Swiss Cheese!

Many gynecologists tell women that, after a myomectomy, their uterus will look like Swiss Cheese and there will be nothing left to put back together. So, they say, it is best for you to have a hysterectomy. Often, when I see women for a second or third or……opinion, I am often asked, “if you take […]

How Soon Can You Get Pregnant after a Myomectomy?

I often get asked this question, “how soon after my myomectomy can we start trying to get pregnant”? Along the way in my training and ever since, I have heard all kinds of answers from my professors and colleagues:“women need to wait a year” ; “six months”; “three months”; “two months”. None of these answers […]

This is Why the Medical Literature is Confusing!

Adverse obstetric outcomes associated with sonographically identified large uterine fibroids. Authors: Shavell VI, Thakur M, Sawant A, Kruger ML, Jones TB, Singh M, Puscheck EE, Diamond MP. From: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Journal: Fertility Sterility. 2012 Jan;97:107-10 Problem: Studies show mixed results about whether fibroids affect pregnancy or delivery. Many studies are poorly conducted […]

New Oral Medication Tested for Fibroids

Title: Ulipristal Acetate versus Placebo for Fibroid Treatment before Surgery Journal: New England Journal of Medicine, February, 2012 Authors: Donnez J, Tatarchuk T, Bouchard P, and others Study from: Brussels, Russia, France, Romania, Hungary, Switzerland, England Problem: There are no currently effective and safe pills for treatment of uterine fibroid symptoms. Study: Women with heavy […]

Dr. Parker recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors

Dr. Parker thanks all of his patients for this wonderful honor: 2/23/12 Dear Dr. Parker: Congratulations! You have once again been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors. Treating patients, not just the disease, is what you excel at, and your patients appreciate the kindness you have dispensed along with your medical care. While […]

America’s Top Doctors

Dr. William Parker has been selected again for the new edition of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors, for expertise in: Gynecology (ObGyn) Dr. Parker has also been selected as a Top Doctor in the following Special Expertise Categories: Gynecologic Surgery Laparoscopic Surgery Hysteroscopic Surgery Uterine Fibroids Dr. Parker is the only gynecologist in the country […]

Hysterectomy Improves Sexual Response? Addressing a Crucial Omission in the Literature

Journal: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 18, Pages 288-295, May 2011 Authors: Barry R. Komisaruk, Eleni Frangos, Beverly Whipple Study from: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Problem: The prevailing view in the medical literature is that hysterectomy improves the quality of life. This is based on claims that hysterectomy relieves […]

Using MRI to Determine Surgical Treatment Options for Women with Fibroids

The utility of MRI for the surgical treatment of women with uterine fibroid tumors Journal: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (in press, available now on-line for subscribers) Authors: William Parker From: UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. Problem: Fibroids can usually be diagnosed by pelvic examination and ultrasound, but neither gives us exact […]

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Fibroid Doctor William H. Parker

Dr. William H. Parker is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Parker is an internationally recognized expert in fibroid surgery and research. Based in Los Angeles, California, he is considered one of the best fibroid surgeons for abdominal and laparoscopic myomectomy in the United States and abroad. He has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors every year beginning in the late 90's.

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