Dr. Richard Parent, MD

Dr. Richard Parent, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Parent, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Saint Helena, CA. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid of California

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 94% of peers
more than 65% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 50% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Parent "Treatment of the whole person, including mind, body & spirit"


  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Ucsf-East Bay
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Stanford University Hospital and Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parent has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Adventist Health St. Helena

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Parent is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Parent's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parent to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Parent's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Reno |
Dr Parent was amazing! He is very calm natured, confident and patient. I had to have emergency gall bladder surgery and he was the surgeon. I am very thankful that he was my surgeon! He and I agreed to do the surgery that night. Dr. Parent made me feel very comfortable with the surgery and what I could expect. After the surgery, he took the time to talk with me and make me comfortable. I am impressed and so thankful he took the time to sit and talk with me. Thank you Dr. Parent!!
in Napa , CA |
When a strangulated hernia became an emergency, Dr Parent came to the rescue, and when the surgery had to be performed, there was no doubt Dr. Parent was the best Surgeon for the Job. The care and preparation for the surgery was more than I could have hoped for from Dr. Parent, his staff, and the staff at St. Helena Hospital. I feel very fortunate to have under the care of Dr. Parent.
in Klamath Falls, OR |
I was one of dr. Parents first patients even though I had some hardships during the first six weeks or so I wouldn't have changed it and I do have a group page on Facebook for people thinking or already have had surgery it is st. Helena bariatric and metabolic Center it is an open group so if you are interested just look for us on Facebook
in Vallejo, CA |
His whole office personnel is absolutely lovely and the doctor is extremely knowledgeable with great manners.
in Lakeport, California |
Dr. Parent and his staff are amazing people. He is very kind and to the point, no sugar coating. He cares about you and your well being. Before my surgery on November 10th of 2015, he wanted to make sure I was absolutely sure I was ready and was sure I wanted to go through with it. (Bariatric surgery) I look forward to my office visits with him and Ingrid because they make me feel so comfortable and I know they actually care about me. He is very knowledgeable & I trust him 100 percent.
in Fairfield ca |
He is the best! Two surgeries both times came out very well. Very caring and comforting. His staff is very sweet as well.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Parent accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid of California

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Hospitals where Dr. Parent has admitting privileges

Adventist Health St. Helena
10 Woodland Rd
Saint Helena, CA 94574
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