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New video showing how Dr. Parker performs an abdominal (open) myomectomy

This new video is a composite of video clips from different patients which best illustrate the techniques I use to perform an open abdominal myomectomy.  The first video clip is the surgery for a woman with a very large, 10 inch, fibroid.  She had been seen by 5 gynecologists, each of whom had told her […]

Myomectomy, not Hysterectomy – Dr. Parker gives lecture at MIT Science and Medicine Forum

Dr. Parker was invited to give a lecture at the MIT Science and Medicine Forum in October.  Speakers were asked to choose “anything you want to talk about.”  The audience was made up of MIT basic science researchers, medical doctors, and hospital administrators. I chose “Myomectomy, not Hysterectomy,”  a topic that dominates my practice and […]

Petition – Residency Requirement Committee

As you know, I am a strong advocate for women who wish to preserve their uterus and have organ-conserving myomectomy procedures rather than hysterectomies.   As it now stands, OB/GYN residency graduation requirements mandate that each Ob/Gyn resident perform 85 hysterectomies and exactly 0 myomectomies to go into practice.  Two weeks ago, I submitted a petition, signed […]

Dr. Parker Joining Faculty at UC San Diego

Dr. Parker has accepted a position as Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD).  Beginning December 1st, 2017, Dr. Parker will be seeing patients for consults at UC San Diego Health and will be performing surgery at UCSD Thornton Hospital, both in La Jolla. Dr. Parker’s practice at […]

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 […]

Efficacy and safety of repeated use of ulipristal acetate in uterine fibroids

Authors: Donnez J, and others Journal: Fertility & Sterility. 2015 Feb;103:519-27 Study From: Brussels, Belgium and 12 other European medical centers Problem:  Ulipristal, currently available in Europe and Canada, is an oral medication that blocks the action of progesterone on fibroids and stops heavy bleeding and decreases the size of fibroids. In an earlier study […]

Dr. Parker’s Discharge Instructions and Suggestions after Open Abdominal Surgery

UCLA Gyn Subspecialties Group 1450 Tenth Street, Suite 404 Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 451 8144 (phone) Disclaimer: it is important for you to follow your own doctor’s instructions. HOSPITAL RECOVERY In the hospital, the nurses will remove the bladder catheter a few hours after surgery and they will ask you to sit in a […]

Dr. Parker’s Discharge Instructions and Suggestions after Laparoscopic Surgery

UCLA Gyn Subspecialties Group 1450 Tenth Street, Suite 404 Santa Monica, CA, 90401 (310) 451 8144 (phone) Disclaimer: it is important for you to follow your own doctor’s instructions. ACTIVITY AFTER SURGERY: No strenuous exercise or intercourse for 2 weeks You may start walking for exercise on day 1 Walking is the best activity following […]


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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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