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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.

Endometriosis – do I need a hysterectomy, do I need my ovaries out?

My ob/gyn strongly suggested that I start thinking about having a hysterectomy as well as having my ovaries removed.

Fibroids, bulk symptoms and anemia

laparoscopic myomectomy should be straight-forward to perform in experienced hands

Dr. Parker performs live telesurgery for AAGL

Dear William, On Thursday, April 7, 2011, the AAGL will be streaming a live laparoscopic myomectomy on our web site at AAGL.org. This event is being offered in conjunction with the Turkish Society of Gynecological Endoscopy, who is hosting the Vth AAGL International Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Istanbul, Turkey this week. The telesurgery […]

My doctor said there is a chance it is cancer because of rapid growth

My dr said there is a chance it is cancer because of rapid growth.

Myomectomy and Fertility

Dear Dr Parker, I was first diagnosed with fibroids back in 1998 at the age of 28 after a routine ultrasound scan. The fibroid then measured 3cm and the DR also noticed other very tiny ones and advised that i should start having children soon or i might find it difficult to conceive. Subsequently i […]

Hysterectomy for Fibroids with Minimal Symptoms

Hysterectomy should not be necessary and you should seek a second opinion from a gynecologist who can offer you the other options in order to see what is right for you.

Irregular Bleeding and Fibroids

Fibroids usually cause heavy bleeding. Irregular bleeding is usually from hormonal swings, but the lining cells of the uterus should be checked

My Doctor Says My Growing Fibroid Could Be Cancer

My gynecologist is concerned this it could be cancerous, basing this on the fact that a fibroid was never detected in previous exams. She mentioned a hysterectomy.

New Abdominal Myomectomy Video

I am posting an edited video of an abdominal myomectomy.  The uterus was 20 weeks size and contained 18 fibroids.  The video has been edited to 5 minutes and shows two fibroids being removed, suture closure of the uterine muscle and the use of Seprafilm adhesion barrier. The video appears as part of the section […]

The effect of myomectomy on health-related quality of life of women with fibroids

Despite 50 years of myomectomy surgery, this is the first study to carefully evaluate whether women actually feel better as a result of having a myomectomy. So, now we have studies of women following treatment with UAE, myomectomy and hysterectomy that show improvement in quality-of-life. As I said on an earlier post, this leaves the decision about which treatment to have up to each woman, since these three treatments all help. And, since I perform mostly myomectomy surgery, this study validates what my patients have been telling me for years – they feel great after myomectomy.

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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 San Diego, 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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