Dr. C Lowell Parsons, MD

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Dr. C Lowell Parsons, MD
C. Lowell Parsons, MD, is a board-certified urologist who diagnoses and treats all urologic disorders, and specializes in caring for patients who have interstitial cystitis (IC). Internationally recognized as a leading physician and researcher in IC, he has developed major new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease and has published over 225 medical journal articles and textbook chapters. Health care professionals from around the world have visited his clinic and attended his lectures to learn the latest techniques for detecting and treating IC. At his clinic at UC San Diego Health, Dr. Parsons has treated more than 7000 patients who have IC. His UC San Diego laboratories pursue a number of research studies aimed at identifying the causes of IC and finding effective new treatments for it. The innovative IC treatments available include multi-modal oral treatment plans tailored for each individual patient to achieve relief of symptoms and to prevent disease progression. For treatment of IC, Dr. Parsons also offers intraurethral and intravesical instillations of new medications. In addition to all of the standard urologic procedures, Dr. Parsons has special training and experience in performing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for stones in the urinary tract and cryosurgery for carcinoma of the prostate. Dr. Parsons ranks among the world leaders in experience with prostate cryosurgery and in contributions to the refinement of the technique.

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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dr. Parsons' Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
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    FAIR
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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C. Lowell Parsons, MD, is a board-certified urologist who diagnoses and treats all urologic disorders, and specializes in caring for patients who have interstitial cystitis (IC). Internationally recognized as a leading physician and researcher in IC, he has developed major new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease and has published over 225 medical journal articles and textbook chapters. Health care professionals from around the world have visited his clinic and attended his lectures to learn the latest techniques for detecting and treating IC. 

At his clinic at UC San Diego Health, Dr. Parsons has treated more than 7000 patients who have IC. His UC San Diego laboratories pursue a number of research studies aimed at identifying the causes of IC and finding effective new treatments for it.

The innovative IC treatments available include multi-modal oral treatment plans tailored for each individual patient to achieve relief of symptoms and to prevent disease progression. For treatment of IC, Dr. Parsons also offers intraurethral and intravesical instillations of new medications. 

In addition to all of the standard urologic procedures, Dr. Parsons has special training and experience in performing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for stones in the urinary tract and cryosurgery for carcinoma of the prostate. Dr. Parsons ranks among the world leaders in experience with prostate cryosurgery and in contributions to the refinement of the technique.

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

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  •  Specializes in Urology
  •  Board certified in Urology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse

Education

  • Medical School
    YALE UNIV SCH OF MED

    Graduated in 1970

  • Residency Hospital
    Philadelphia Gen Hospital
    University Of Pa Health System
    Yale New Haven Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Procedures Performed

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Prostate Removal
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Vasectomy