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Myths You May be Told as to Why You Need a Hysterectomy Instead of a Myomectomy

Dr. Parker has just written an article for OBG Management, a free OB-Gyn journal with the largest number of readers of all the OB-Gyn journals.  In this article, Dr. Parker debunks the myths that gynecologists have been taught about myomectomy and the myths that women are often told as the reasons why they should have […]

Reply to FDA regarding the use of power morcellators for fibroids

Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., the Director of the Center for Device and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration, replied to an open letter from the Leiomyoma Morcellation Review Group.  You can read the original open letter here, and view Dr. Shuren’s reply in the images below. The Leiomyoma Morcellation Review Group sent the […]

An open letter to the FDA regarding the use of morcellation procedures for women having surgery for presumed uterine fibroids

In November, 2014 the FDA ruled that power morcellation was contra-indicated in “the majority of women” having surgery for uterine fibroids due to the potential risk of spreading occult uterine sarcoma.  Although problems with this ruling were immediately apparent, the passage of time has allowed for more clarity on the related medical issues. Prevalence of […]

How Common is Uterine Leiomyosarcoma? (LMS)?

There is a lot of confusing information circulating about morcellation and uterine leiomyosarcoma in the media since the FDA hearing on this issue a few weeks ago.  I plan to post my analysis of the information, in segments, over the next week or two.  This first post provides commentary about the numbers used in research […]

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 […]

Laparoscopy for Large Fibroids

level of expertise and experience which will determine the largest size and the number of fibroids they are comfortable removing

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.

Fibroids after C-section

Should I toughen up and just get the surgery or go for a pap smear and try to hold off for menopause.

Dr. Parker and Telesurgery

On November 19th, gynecologic surgeon William Parker, MD, performed live telesurgery from Saint John’s Health Center for the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology that was meeting in Orlando, Florida. The broadcast consisted of a laparoscopic myomectomy (remove uterine fibroids using a laparoscope) and was transmitted to an audience of over 1,000 gynecologists from over 60 countries who were attending the conference. See video here.

Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Robotic Myomectomy or Abdominal Myomectomy – Which Doctor Should I Choose?

Choosing the right doctor for your fibroid surgery – Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Robotic Myomectomy or Abdominal 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 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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