Dr. Joshua Parks, MD

Dr. Joshua Parks, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male | 39 years old

I graduated from University of Tennessee Medical School and finished my surgical residency at Ochsner Clinic 2003. Upon completion of my general surgery training, I elected to do a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery with Georgia and Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. Working in the surgical arena, and in particular the Colon and Rectal field, provides me with the opportunity to successfully treat both benign and malignant diseases using medical and surgical approaches creating a lasting impact for the patient. When not working, my primary interests are spending time with my family and traveling. Read more

Ochsner Health Center - Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd
Covington, LA 70433 Get Directions
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An awful situation could have been an awful & uncomfortable situation. Dr parks & nurse warren are total Professionals. Oschner St tam in Covington I'd s fantastic organization. 10 Stars!
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Dr. Parks says...

I graduated from University of Tennessee Medical School and finished my surgical residency at Ochsner Clinic 2003. Upon completion of my general surgery training, I elected to do a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery with Georgia and Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. Working in the surgical arena, and in particular the Colon and Rectal field, provides me with the opportunity to successfully treat both benign and malignant diseases using medical and surgical approaches creating a lasting impact for the patient. When not working, my primary interests are spending time with my family and traveling. 

Dr. Parks' Care Philosophy

My office, staff, and I strive to provide optimal care to our patients in a relaxing and comfortable environment.

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Clinical Interests: Dr. Parks' clinical interests include colon cancer, sphincter preserving surgery for rectal cancer, diverticulitis and endoscopy

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

  • Medical School
    UNIV OF TN HLTH SCI CTR

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy