Dr. Kenneth Parish, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 60

Dr. Parish
Accepting new patients

Unifour Family Health Care

1205 N CENTER ST Hickory, NC 28601

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(828) 324-1699

Dr. Kenneth Parish, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Parish to book an appointment.


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Dr. Parish is affiliated with Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, a highly rated hospital.

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Background

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Parish's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parish performs Gallbladder Removal more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Parish performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parish performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Parish performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parish performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Parish performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Parish's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Parish accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Parish's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Parish

3.3

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
36.36363636363637%
(4)
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What went well
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  • Staff friendliness (9)
  • Appointment scheduling (6)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Office environment (1)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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I first saw Dr. Parish in the hospital ER. The attending physician ordered a CT Scan and within minutes of my diagnosis, Dr. Parish arrived. I felt very comfortable and completely confident in him the minute he walked into the room. He was extremely courteous, taking the time to explain the diagnosis and procedure for the emergency surgery I needed, which was performed immediately. I can't Thank Him enough.....I would absolutely recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lois Leonard in Hickory, NC – Sep 17, 2018
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Took the time to explain and listen to my concerns. He got me in with a gastro dr in order to solve both my problems. He performed my surgery quickly and had excellent follow up.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Kenneth Parish, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Vanderbilt University
Residency Hospital
1990
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Vanderbilt U Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1985
Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. Kenneth Parish, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Parish frequently treats Gallbladder Removal, Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, and Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Parish treats.

Where is Dr. Kenneth Parish, MD's office located?

Dr. Parish's office is located at 1205 N CENTER ST, Hickory, NC 28601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Unifour Family Health Care1205 N CENTER ST Hickory, NC 28601
1

Hickory Surgical Clinic

Hickory Surgical Clinic (Lincolnton)1470 E Gaston St Lincolnton, NC 28092
2

Wake Forest Baptist Health Surgical Services of Hickory

Wake Forest Baptist Health Surgical Services of Hickory415 N Center St Ste 102 Hickory, NC 28601
3

Affiliated Hospitals

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Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)