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Dr. William Parker joins UCLA faculty full-time

Dr. William Parker is pleased to announce his appointment as Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery for UCLA. While joining the faculty of UCLA full-time, Dr. Parker will continue to maintain his surgical practice at his current office location in Santa Monica. This appointment enables Dr. Parker to do more teaching with the faculty and […]

What Size are My Fibroids?

Gynecologists and ultrasound reports usually describe the size of fibroids using centimeters (cm), a measurement unfamiliar to most Americans.  Often, a comparison to fruits or common objects can help to understand the size.  We also compare the size to weeks or months of pregnancy, since many women are familiar with this measurement.  The following measurements […]

Un-Watchful Waiting

Over the years, a number of women have come to my office with extreme symptoms due to uterine fibroids. Some of these women had fibroids that were very large (the size of a full-term pregnancy), some had severe bleeding that caused a very low blood count (hemoglobin of 4- 6, when 12 is normal), and […]

Adenomyosis and Infertility

Journal: Obstetrics and Gynecology International, 2012 Authors: Campo S, Campo V, Benagiano G. Study from: Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Roma, Italy. Problem: Adenomyosis is a benign condition where the uterine lining cells grow deep into the uterine muscle wall. For many years, adenomyosis has been suspected of causing infertility in women. In the past, […]

Predictors of Successful Surgical Outcome in Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Authors: Twijnstra AR, Blikkendaal MD, van Zwet EW, van Kesteren PJ, de Kroon CD, Jansen FW. Journal: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012;119:700-8. Study from: Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands. Problem:  Can a successful surgery be predicted from the surgeon’s experience or other measures of his/her surgical skill. Study: The outcomes of 1,534 laparoscopic hysterectomies performed […]

Recovery at Home After Major Gynecologic Surgery

Authors: Evenson M, Payne D, Nygaard I. Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012;119:780-4 Study from: University of Utah School of Medicine Problem: Women’s recovery and pain control during the first 6 weeks following gynecologic surgery has not been well studied. Study: Women having either abdominal or vaginal surgery were asked to determine their pain and pain […]

Dr. Parker Selected as Honorary Chair, Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery – November, 2012

  Dr. Bill Parker was selected as the Honorary Chair for the Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery, attended by 2,000 gynecologists from more than 60 countries. Dr. Parker’s Honorary Lecture, Everything You Learned in Your Residency Will Turn Out to be Wrong, called attention to the resistance to change in medicine despite rapidly-evolving science […]

Effect of Surgical Volume on Outcomes

Authors: Wallenstein MR, Ananth CV, Kim JH, Burke WM, Hershman DL, Lewin SN, Neugut AI, Lu YS, Herzog TJ, Wright JD. Study from: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, Journal: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012;119:709-16. Problem: Studies from other surgical specialties show that surgeons who regularly perform operations have better results than those […]

Complication Rates and Effectiveness of Uterine Artery Embolization

Title: Complication Rates and Effectiveness of Uterine Artery Embolization in the Treatment of Symptomatic Leiomyomas: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Journal: American Journal of Roentgenology, 2012; volume 199, pages 1153-1163. Authors: Sundeep S. Toor, Arash Jaberi, D. Blair Macdonald, Mathew D. F. McInnes, Mark E. Schweitzer and Pasteur Rasuli. Study from: Department of Medical Imaging, […]


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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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