Dr. Brian Parsley, MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 61
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Dr. Brian Parsley, MD
Dr. Parsley's medical practice is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, a disease process which presently affects more than 38 million people across the country. In addition, he specializes in the treatment of problems of the hip and knee in both the young and the old. This includes but is not limited to arthroscopy of the hip and knee, first time and revision joint replacement of the hip and knee, and fractures (breaks) of the hip and knee. He is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston within a large family of nine brothers and sisters. He is the proud father of four beautiful daughters. His medical training was local as well, having attended Texas A&M for his undergraduate degree before entering the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Dr. Parsley's medical training was further enhanced by a one year Fellowship at the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Arlington, Virginia during which time he specialized in joint replacement arthroplasty and participated in the surgical treatment of 500 joint replacement patients. Dr. Parsley is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who has been practicing in Houston since 1989. He performs over 350 to 450 Joint Replacement Surgeries per year, and is particularly involved in various research studies which gauge surgical outcomes in an effort to maximize results. He also performs unicompartmental or partial knee replacements, an effective procedure used with patients whose joint destruction involves only one compartment of the knee. In addition, he is a consultant with Conformis which is a company that has patented technology to design and manufacture custom knee replacements. He also utilizes this technology in his practice. Dr. Parsley performs astroscopies of the hip and knee for the treatment of torn cartilages, labral injuries, femerol acetabular impingement and many other indications. He was intrumental in the development of a Joint Replacement Program at Christus St. Joseph Hospital and recently at Foundation Surgical Hospital which is an Orthopaedic specialty hospital that opened in 2006. Dr. Parsley is a part owner and Board member of the Foundation Surgical Hospital which is an orthopaedic and spine specialty hospital that was opened in 2006 to provide patient oriented specialty care. Dr. Parsley currently holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,Baylor College of Medicine and frequently speaks at both national and international conferences presenting the latest advances in the surgical treatment of arthritis. Dr. Parsley provides consulting services to several companies and is involved in new technology development. He is currently the Director of the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery. His own ongoing educational process continues in an effort to stay current with new treatment methods for the benefit of his patients. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow in the American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Parsley served or serves on numerous administrative boards including the The John P.McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, the Arthritis Foundation-South Texas Chapter, Faith in Practice medical mission organization and the Houston Haiti Recovery Initiative. He has also served in various capacities over the past years with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). Currently, he has been selected to the Presidential Line for the AAHKS. Dr. Parsley's philosophy of care is deeply rooted in his concern for all aspects of his patients' well being. All conditions which impact their quality of life become a focal point of treatment. He is committed not only to Excellence in Care but to Caring for YOU.

5420 West Loop S Ste 2400

Bellaire, TX 77401

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Dr. Brian Parsley, MD

Dr. Brian Parsley, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthSmart
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Care Philosophy

As an orthopedic surgeon, I specializes in the evaluation and treatment of problems of the hip and knee. In reality, I treat the entire patient. I understand how important it is to know my patients and how their orthopedic problems affecting her lives. I also need to understand that her medical conditions that may affect the outcome of any treatments proposed. It is important to have a personal relationship with each patient since major decisions will be made that will change their lives.
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Dr. Parsley's Experience

Dr. Parsley's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Texas A&M U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Tex Affil Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Tex
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Anderson Orth Rsch Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Parsley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parsley to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (4 with comments)
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I'm so sorry your experience wasn't satisfactory. I'd like a chance to rectify the issue. Please give my office a call so I can speak with you over the phone or in person. Thank you, Doctor Brian Parsley.

Dr. Parsley's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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Patient Comments (4)
Hackberry, LA |
My meniscus failed about 6 years ago. Dr. Parsley scoped it and I got an additional 6 years after the surgery as he had predicted. This year (2017) my knee problem progressed to the point that a replacement was required. Dr. Parsley performed a total knee replacement. The experience from beginning to end was superb. Dr. Parsley, his staff, the hospital facility, and hospital staff were great. Friendly people who cared about you and did everything possible to provide you with a great result
Freeport, TX |
Dr. Parsley did my father's hip replacement surgery and my father and family have never been through such a horrible experience in our entire life. After my father was life delighted to Houston the surgery had to be redone and my father ended up in a nursing home for rehab for 6 weeks. Once my father was out of the hospital we have never heard from the doctor again. We never even saw him after the day of the second surgery. It was a horrible experience and I would never use this doctor.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Parsley has been monitoring my arthritic hip for over ten years, advising me on conservative and effective ways that I can maximize my comfort level while keeping an active lifestyle. He has been respectful of my non-invasive choice, referring me to physical therapy and physical activities which are not harmful. It is apparent that the time has come to have an artificial hip and I will entrust the surgery to him and to his team. They are attentive and talented folks.
Texas |
All Dr. Parsley could see was an overweight body. I don't believe I qualified as a patient or person based on his attitude. He informed me I should walk and lose weight before he could help me. If I could have gone walking, I wouldn't have been seeking his help. I recognize 60 lbs overweight is a lot, but it does NOT warrant him the right to try to shame me by handing me a Gastric Bypass brochure. NEVER RECOMMEND
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Dr. Parsley accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Freedom PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO
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