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Dr. James Parker Jr, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Parker Jr

Middlesex Hospital Surgical Alliance, Middletown, CT

520 Saybrook Rd Ste S100 Middletown, CT 06457

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Dr. James Parker Jr, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Middletown, CT and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2004 and specializes in colorectal surgery, general surgery, and more.


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Dr. Parker Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker Jr performs Colectomy more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Parker Jr performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Abdominal Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker Jr treats Abdominal Disorders more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Parker Jr treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker Jr treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Parker Jr treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Parker Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Myomectomy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

Dr. Parker Jr's Reviews

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My experience with Dr. Parker and his staff was excellent. I couldn't ask for a better team to perform the surgery! I highly recommend Dr. Parker!
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Excellent doctor. Went in for colonoscopy and hernia repair. Dr. Parker explained both procedures well. Both visits went off with no issues, and his follow up was great. I recommend him highly! Very professional, and easy to talk to. Spent time answering questions and discussing options.
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Dr Parker is a surgical rock star! I had a difficult diverticulitis surgery which took eight hours and am now fully recovered. I highly recommend his services.
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I had a bad experience with another dr. Dr Parker was wonderful. He was thorough with the exam, and I had ZERO pain when he removed the cyst. He and the nurse that assisted talked to me thru out the procedure, putting me at ease! I highly suggest this dr. And if hes busy, I suggest to wait for him. He is worth the wait! Rebecca Beschel Higganum, CT
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I elected to have sigmoid colectomy surgery due to recurrences I was having of diverticulitis. Dr. Parker had no problem helping me and understood I was pressed for time due to starting nursing school in a couple of months. He explained the procedure and within two weeks I went in for the surgery. Dr. Parker's down-to-earth, friendly personality combined with his expertise made him the perfect choice. I feel great post-surgery and couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Dr. Parker!!
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DR.RUBIN HIRSCH my primary doctor recommended that I see a DR MICHAEL PARKER. I had severe bleeding hemorrhoids.DR PARKER was very easy to talk to. He examined me and suggested P.T. as a first step.I went for a while and it did not get any better. HE then suggested surgery.He assured me that that everything would be O.K. HE operated on me AUG 27 and 2 weeks later I felt a lot better.Thanks to DR PARKER for a job well done.
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Dr. Parker is an excellent surgeon. He genuinely cares for the well being of his patients and makes every effort to keep the family involved and informed. In addition to his professionalism he is also truly a great person.
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Dr Parker explained the alternatives in treatment for my hernia, listened to me and my "keeper" (inside joke), I did not feel rushed at all. I was asked if I wanted a meeting with the gas passer as well; all bases were covered. The surgery, for my 5th hernia in 63 years, was entirely successful, I feel, and I would recommend Dr Parker without reservation. Thanks Doc!
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I cannot say enough about Dr Parker's excellence. I had a colon resection, it was the easiest surgery I have ever been through. Dr Parker listens, answers questions and follows up with his patients. Having this surgery with Dr. Parker was the best decision, I feel better than I have in a long time
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Super Surgeon and all around nice guy. He performed a hernia operation on me and I was working out at full speed within a week. Highly recommended!
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About Me

What makes me different is my ability to communicate clearly with you and your physicians, to improve your experience and your outcomes. Technically speaking, I prefer minimally invasive approaches to colon and rectal disease and gastrointestinal disease to achieve curative outcomes, with optimal patient recovery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2016
Usc Medical Center La County Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Mayo Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2009
New York Medical College-Westchester Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2005
New York Medical College-Westchester Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2004
Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School
1995
Hamilton College
Undergraduate School
2016
2011
2009
2005
2004
1995

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top 5 of the Residents/Fellows Best Presentation Competition, World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, 2010
  • Values Recognition Award, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT, 2007

Media & Publications

  • Hiatal mesh is associated with major resection at revisional operation. Surg Endosc. 24(12):3095-3101, 2010,
  • Vinyl glove ingestion in children: a word of caution. J Pediatr Surg. 47(5):996-998, 2012,
  • Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES): A Review Posted 03/21/2007; http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/553471,
  • Pilot study on objective measurement of abdominal wall strength in patients with ventral incisional hernia. Surg Endosc. 25(11):3503-3508, 2011,
  • Predictors of outcome after obesity surgery in New York state from 1991 to 2003. Surg Endosc. 21(9):1482-1486, 2007,
  • Transcervical Videoscopic Esophageal Dissection in Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy. Surg Endosc. 25(3): 941, 2011,
  • Transcervical videoscopic esophageal dissection during two-field minimally invasive esophagectomy: early patient experience. Surg Endosc. 25(12):3865-3869, 2011,
  • Comparing the effectiveness of endoscopic full-thickness plication and endoscopic radiofrequency treatments for patients with GERD. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 4(4):387-390, 2010,
  • Surgeon's requirement for obesity reduction: its influence on weight loss. Am Surg. 78(3):325-328, 2012,
  • Preliminary Experience and Development of an Algorithm for the Optimal Use of the Laparoscopic Component Separation Technique for Myofascial Advancement during Ventral Incisional Hernia Repair. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 21(5):405-410, 2011,

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Middlesex Hospital

Middletown, CT

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)