Dr. Mark Parker, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 49

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Mark Parker, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham and Princeton Baptist Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Mark Parker, MD

Alabama Colon/Rectal Institute

1317 4th Ave S Birmingham, AL 35233 ()
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(205) 458-5000

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Parker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker performs Colectomy more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker performs Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 97% of his peers

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

Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker performs Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Parker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Parker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Parker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Parker

4.6

Based on 30 ratings

5 Stars
90%
(27)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10%
(3)
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Dr Parker is an outstanding surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. He explained my options thoroughly in terms that were easy for me to understand. He has performed surgery on me twice, and I couldn’t recommend him more highly.
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
What could be improved
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Stacy Caudill – Jun 03, 2021
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He sits down with you and discusses what is going on, what the options are and what he feels would be best and why. He has great bedside manner and does his best to make you at ease in what can be awkward exams/topics. My friend referred me after she had a great experience, as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JWhitley – Feb 01, 2021
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Our family loves dr Parker. He is a first rate surgeon with the best bed side ever. His office staff is top notch. Can't say enough positive points about this group.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Linda Trucks – Oct 10, 2020
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Beginning with the phone call to the office to the actual time in the exam room being seen by Dr Parker, I felt that my health needs were important and I was treated with warmth and compassion. I immediately felt at ease and that the doctor and staff administered a high level of competent care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Janice Fox in Gadsden, AL – Oct 19, 2018
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Dr Parker performed a Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance on me and I am grateful. His kind, unhurried, and competent manner inspired confidence and peace which made my life easier. He is the best (I was told that before) and I would recommend him without reservation.
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
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Juanita Hull in Hueytown – Nov 05, 2017
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Dr Parker saved my life! I had been through 4 years 6 surgeries well 3 when I met him! Had a colostomy that I was told was irreversible!!! He reversed it! Been a year now I'm doing good! When things got complicated he referred me to Dr Gregory Bearden! He's awesome too!!! Thanks to them I'm getting my life back! I can never repay both of them!!! Love yall for helping me!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Kesli smith in Russellville Al – Aug 08, 2017
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Mark Parker is absolutely the best! He has treated me for colon cancer as well as, other colon issues! I would see no one else!
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
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Mistie McAdams in Hoover, Al – Jun 08, 2017
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Dr. Mark Parker is nothing short of AMAZING! I've suffered from numerous colon issues for over a decade with other doctors unable to correctly diagnose and resolve issues. Upon seeing Dr. Parker he moved forward with proper diagnosis and surgery, therefore, giving me back a quality of life and better health than I've been able to enjoy in over 12 years! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. PARKER to EVERYONE! I ASSURE YOU HIS EXPERTISE AND KIND, CARING, COMPASSIONATE BEDSIDE MANNER IS ABOVE AND BEYOND!
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
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Steven Harper in Jasper, AL – Sep 20, 2016
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He is the best! I recently had surgery for a rectal prolapse. Very little pain afterward. I wish I'd done it earlier. He is very knowledgable and takes all the time you need to explain and answer questions. The office staff is friendly and don't have to wait long for appt.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Melanie Kay Taylor in Maben,MS – Feb 05, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Mark Parker, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham and...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2005
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Baptist Health System
Residency Hospital
2004
Baptist Health System
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Mark Parker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Parker frequently treats Colectomy, Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance, and Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Parker treats.

Where is Dr. Mark Parker, MD's office located?

Dr. Parker's office is located at 1317 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Alabama Colon/Rectal Institute

Alabama Colon/Rectal Institute1317 4th Ave S Birmingham, AL 35233
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received