Dr. William Parker, MD

Dr. William Parker, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
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Age 69
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Dr. William Parker, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology, gynecologic surgery, and more.Read his story

8910 Villa La Jolla Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-8745

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Parker performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Uterine Fibroids
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more than 72% of peers
Uterine Diseases
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more than 59% of peers
Ovarian Cysts
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more than 35% of peers

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Dr. Parker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Parker "Dr. William H. Parker is past-president of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and has an international reputation in minimally invasive surgery. He is well-published in the areas of fibroid treatment, laparoscopic surgery for fibroids and ovarian masses, ovarian conservation at the time of hysterectomy and avoiding complications at surgery using aviation safety and cognitive science principles. He is a frequent lecturer on these topics and has been on the Editorial Board and an Editor of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Since 1995, Dr. Parker has been teaching laparoscopic surgery to the fellows in the Harbor-UCLA program. Dr. Parker is a former Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and then at Saint John's Health Center and has served on the Executive Medical Committees of both hospitals. Dr. Parker and his wife Rachel are the authors of "A Gynecologist's Second Opinion", a women's healthcare book. Dr. Parker completed his residency at UC San Diego. Dr. Parker comes to UC San Diego with over 30 years of experience in a successful private practice of gynecologic specialties and surgery in Santa Monica and most recently as Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center. He brings his individual expertise in addition to being skilled in minimally invasive surgical approaches, hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery, as well as traditional open abdominal surgery."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Parker "Dr. Parker is faculty and Clinical Professor of the Department of Reproductive Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine.  Dr. Parker is considered in the forefront of surgery for uterine fibroids and in the field of minimally invasive surgery, and his clinical and academic achievements have garnered international recognition. His areas of expertise and research, including over 75 scientific publications, relate to uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, ovarian preservation and minimally invasive surgery. The advanced gynecologic procedures he performs include Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Abdominal Myomectomy for very large fibroids, Hysteroscopic Myomectomy for bleeding or infertility, Laparoscopic Supracervical or total Hysterectomy, and all forms of Laparoscopic Ovarian Surgery."

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3  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

4  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic

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.

Education

  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Ucsd Medical Center-Hillcrest
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University Calif Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Ucsd Medical Center-Hillcrest
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Calif Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctors Book, 1997-2017
  • Best Doctors in America, 1997-2017
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • AAGL - Minimally Invasive Gynecology - member and Past President, President

Dr. Parker's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parker to family and friends
131 total reviews (39 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (131)

  • 5
    (129)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Parker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (39)

When I went to see Dr. Parker I was scared and nervous about the size of my fibroids. He helped me understand the options that were available to me and explained everything in detail. When it came time to do the open myomectomy he was wonderful and his staff took such great care of me. I'm so...more
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Excellent doctor and surgeon! Dr. Parker was able to remove all of my fibroids and leave my uterus and ovaries intact. Other doctors I saw would not even consider it. He is down to earth and honest, and has an excellent staff working with him at UCSD, can't recommend him highly enough.
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5 stars are not enough! I would be living in a profoundly different reality had it not been for Dr. Parker. I would have had to endure a high risk, and unnecessary hysterectomy that would have thrown me into immediate menopause and made me dependent on external hormones. Fortunately, I found Dr....more
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Dr. Parker is an extremely gifted surgeon and doctor. Generous, attentive and truly caring. I am 37 yrs oId that had big fibroid (17x10x11 cm). Dr. Parker told me that it was possible to do laparoscopic myomectomy in spite of the size. I had my surgery with him. No complications at all, average...more
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I recommend Dr Parker to anyone who isn't sure and to always seek a second opinion. Before resorting to a hysterectomy, please do all your research. Do. It have all your organs removed, if it isn't necessary. Dr Parker is extremely knowledgeable and is the best in the industry. He has changed my...more
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