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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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Parker featured on NBC4 Los Angeles

Dr. Parker was interviewed for NBC4 Los Angeles regarding his latest study on removing a woman’s ovaries during hysterectomy. Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy May Increase Health Risks: Study A new study finds that hysterectomies may cause more harm than good. The study revealed that even after a woman’s reproductive years are over, her ovaries are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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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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