Dr. Brent A. Parnell, MD

Dr. Brent A. Parnell, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery | Male | 39 years old

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Our physicians provide unwavering care, treating their patients with respect, caring and compassion. We treat the needs of the whole patient, believing that great medical care includes not just treating presenting health issues, but also educating our patients and offering preventive services.Read more

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A complete blessing to me when I was recommended by Dr Adcock to go see Dr Parnell. He is so thorough with his testing and diagnosis. He made me feel at ease and trust him with my surgery. His office staff is the best in helping answer your questions. So glad I have him as my doctor.
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Dr. Brent Parnell is an Alabama native who went on to do undergraduate studies at Samford University then medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.  He completed residency training at Greenville Hospital Systems in South Carolina then did a 3 year fellowship in Urogynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After graduating, he started a Urogynecology program at Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia) where he practiced academic Urogynecology for 5 years while training Ob/Gyn residents in pelvic and vaginal surgery.  He specializing in treating complicated pelvic floor conditions including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, as well as fistulas, mesh related complications, and other medical conditions involving the pelvic floor. 

Dr. Parnell is married with 4 children, Avery, Griffin, Graham and Carsyn. 

Dr. Parnell's Care Philosophy

Our physicians provide unwavering care, treating their patients with respect, caring and compassion. We treat the needs of the whole patient, believing that great medical care includes not just treating presenting health issues, but also educating our patients and offering preventive services.

Dr. Parnell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  •  Board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Golden Apple Best Teaching Resident, 2007
    • Sociaty of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award - Given to the Best Laparoscopic Surgeon among the 3rd Years, 2007
    • Golden Scalpel, 2008
    • Berlex LAboratory Best Teaching Resident - Awarded by the Intern Class to a 2nd year resident, 2006
    • Faculty Golden Tar Heel - Teaching award given by medical students based on faculty evals, 2010
    • Stellar Star - Awarded by patient to medical staff members for outstanding patient care, 2006
    • Aministrative Chief Resident, 2007
    • Golden Apple Best Teaching Intern, 2005
    • Best Laparoscopic Surgeon, 2008
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  • Media & Publications
    • Perioperative Complications in Elderly Women: Robotic versus Vaginal Urogynecologic Surgery., 2012
    • Relationship Between Race and Abdominal Anatomy: Possible Affect on Robotic Port Replacement., 2012

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  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Incontinence
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Perimenopause
  • Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis


  • Medical School
    University of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Greenville Hosp Syst

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Greenville Hospital System

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Samford University

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Botox® for the Bladder
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Cystocele and Rectocele Repair
  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Surgical Mesh Removal
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Urinary Tract Endoscopy
  • Urinary Tract Procedure
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • da Vinci® Sacrocolpopexy