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I decided to seek Dr. Parker for a second opinion after my previous obgyn advised me to do myomectomy to remove my uterine fibroid. The worst part was, my previous obgyn refused to send me for a second MRI test although the first MRI report and his finding was incoherent.
From the time I met Dr. Parker, I felt very confident to have my fibroid removed by him. Dr. Parker explained everything clearly from location of my fibroid, size, type of procedure, and recovery time. Instead of having myomectomy, Dr. Parker performed laparoscopy which only took about three hours and I could go home on the same day. With laparoscopy, I had small incisions and faster recovery time. Two weeks after surgery, I went back to my normal activity with very little discomfort. One month after surgery, I have no pain at all and no restriction from doing certain exercise movement that I used to have before my surgery. Dr. Parker is very caring, knowledgeable, and the best doctor. He is highly recommended for any kind of fibroid related issues.
Four years ago, I was diagnosed with having a very small uterine fibroid less than 2 cm. Within 6 months it had grown to an alarming 10 cm. My gynecologist told me I could just live with it for the rest of my life, and so I believed him and just dealt with it. After two years, I began feeling excruciating pain in my stomach and belly button. A CT Scan showed that the fibroid had grown to almost 15 cm! I was worried, scared, and in constant pain. My gynecologist told me the only treatment would be to have a full hysterectomy. So, I scheduled it and anxiously waited. When it came time for my pre-op appointment, he confided in me that he was losing sleep over how he was going to get it out of me! I cancelled the surgery immediately and began searching for an experienced surgeon. I met and consulted with the best doctors in Texas, and all of them told me the same thing in that I would need a full hysterectomy. They would all stare at my stomach in disbelief at the sheer size of it. I looked as if I was 5 months pregnant. They all told me they would have to cut me vertically…from my pubic bone up past my belly button. I cried myself to sleep every night, terrified that no one would be able to help me. Then, one day I stumbled upon Dr. Parker’s website. I was blown away by his impressive resume. I stared in disbelief at the pictures of fibroids he had removed in other women. In one picture he had removed two fibroids that were both 14 cm with just a bikini cut. I thought to myself, if he can remove two that are my size, then he would be able to remove my one without cutting me all up. From the moment I spoke to Dr. Parker on the phone, I felt calm and hopeful. What was even more shocking is that he told me I wouldn’t need a hysterectomy…and that he could perform the procedure laparoscopically! I couldn’t believe my ears. For the first time in 6 months, I felt at peace knowing that there was a surgeon who would be able to take care of me. So, I scheduled the surgery, and two months later I travelled to California and met Dr. Parker. He automatically put my mind and soul at rest with his kindness, compassion, and caring. He truly has an amazing bedside manner that surpasses any doctor I have ever met. He allowed me to ask question after question and answered every single one of them fully and patiently. The day of the surgery, I was extremely nervous, but when I saw him he removed any fear or doubt I felt. I knew I was in the best hands and that he would take care of me. And he did. The surgery was an absolute success. It has been 3 weeks since my surgery, and I can say without any reservations that Dr. Parker has changed my life. He gave me back a quality of life that I had been missing for 4 years. He has truly been a blessing to me, and I thank God everyday such an exceptional surgeon exists.
I am truly grateful to Dr. Parker, not only for the second opinion (actually, fifth) that he provided me but also for the “second chance” that he gave my uterus after three local gynecologists recommended hysterectomy and a fourth suggested another procedure in which I did not have full confidence. My holistic perspective on health and wellness has helped me appreciate the energetic relationships among the organs and the value in keeping one’s organs whenever possible. Dr. Parker gave me that option, and I’ll never regret flying all the way from Virginia first to consult with him and then for the procedure. I felt very comfortable with him from day one! Dr. Parker is several steps ahead of others in his profession. After receiving the devastating news from the other gynecologists, their diagnoses based on ultrasound results alone, Dr. Parker’s taking the time to request and consider my MRI and help me explore alternatives was a much-appreciated relief that far exceeded my expectations. Also admirable was his thoroughness in patient care after the abdominal myomectomy. My 23 fibroids, some large, and others not showing up on my ultrasound scans, are now gone! Just one day after the procedure, I was able to walk around in my hospital ward and was feeling only minimal discomfort. Dr. Parker has truly done what I had regarded as impossible! My only regret is that he was my “fifth stop” (he came to my attention only after extensive research) – but to other women experiencing fibroids, I am pleased to recommend that he be their first.
Dr. Parker was the seventh doctor that I had seen. My surgery was complicated, and I wanted to be in the hands of a great surgeon. I’m glad I waited. I had vetted all of the surgeons that made my short list, ad nauseam. I thought I had found my surgeon, but on the last visit, he changed the terms of what we had agreed to, and asked if I would be comfortable cutting down the center of my body. Another doctor had asked me to sign a release to remove my uterus if, once she went in, she felt this was the best option. I had twenty-five fibroids, the largest the size of a large melon.
At this point, I felt defeated. I almost agreed to the horrible cut, down the center of my body.
I had read a lot of articles about preserving the uterus, and what surgery options were available for women in my position. I noticed the articles that resonated with me the most had a name in common: Dr. William Parker. I decided to look him up. To my surprise, he was located in Santa Monica, not far from me! Dr. Parker is in such high demand that he only takes patients that he feels are beyond the scope of other doctors that they’ve seen. This is the first time I felt lucky, with my condition, as he accepted me. When I shook his hand, and made eye contact, I knew he was my surgeon. I always looked at the hands, as they are a surgeon’s gold. Every surgeon that I had seen had steady hands, but there was a calm quality to Dr. Parker’s hands. My sister thought this was a strange comment, until she also met him. She had endured numerous, similar surgeries, and she was an instant fan. If you knew my sister, you’d know how rarely this occurs.
Dr. Parker reminds you that this is your surgery, but also firmly takes control of his role in it. All of my questions were answered. I felt free to call at any time, and my phone calls were answered promptly. Anything that I felt I would need for surgery, he had already thought of. I soon realized that I could relax. I no longer had to worry. With complete confidence, I could pass the baton, and just prepare for surgery.
The morning of the procedure, things didn’t go as planned. My normally low, blood pressure had risen, as the fibroids grew to their largest size. My first reading that morning was a little high, so they decided to wait, and give me time to calm down. Well, the opposite happened. My demeanor was very cool, but my blood pressure told another tale, as it soared to just under 200. Everyone seemed a little frazzled, but Dr. Parker was so calm and cool. He said it was no big deal, I could stay in the hospital, and he’d do the surgery the next day; but first, they’d like to give me something to calm me down. The latter option worked.
I never thought I would say surgery was fun. This was my first major surgery, and I was terrified. I was so terrified that I had put it off for WAY too long. But, I had fun! I went in with a positive attitude, because of our team, and I woke up the same way. The team surrounding Dr. Parker was fantastic! I had had complications with anesthesia previously, and the anesthesiologist and his assist were incredible.
I was in the hospital for four days, and Dr. Parker called every morning, and visited every afternoon. He is the perfect balance between and old school and progressive doctor. I had a minor set back, as my incision reopened, but Dr. Parker and his staff were unshakable, as I panicked. It took longer than expected to heal, but Dr. Parker was consistent. After I left the hospital, he saw me regularly, until the incision healed. It was sad to say good-bye because his staff had begun to feel like extended family.
Nearly four months later, my incision, which runs across my bikini line, is almost imperceptible. It looks like a plastic surgeon closed me. My boy friend is amazed at the precision and the skill level. I’m glad I waited, and researched, to find the right doctor. I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Parker and his staff!!
My small fibroid grew over the last eight years into multiple fibroids of 13 large and small, total 3 pounds, the size of 5 months pregnancy, the size which I could no longer hide. My first surgical consultation was with Dr. K. She recommended a hysterectomy. Even with myomectomy, she said, it is possible that she might have to remove part or all of my uterus while I was under anesthesia. But because I was determined not to lose my organ, I prayed and kept searching for a surgeon who could help me. I found Dr. Parker while I was reading his online Kindle book, "Fibroids: A Gynecologist's Second Opinion." The book was sufficient for me to learn everything I need to know about my fibroid, its treatment, and the outcome of a surgery. I knew the search was over with Dr. Parker. Dr. Parker did an abdominal myomectomy procedure (through an 11 cm bikini incision) on me six weeks ago. I am 44 years old. I have been recovering very well: I work, run, drive long distances, and don't get tired easily as I used to before the surgery. Most of all, I don't have any of the symptoms I had before the surgery! Dr. Parker is not only gifted in what he does but he is also kind and friendly, a man of humility with empathy. I would confidently recommend Dr. Parker to anyone with a fibroid of any size, especially those who were recommended to remove the organ.
Dr. Parker took more time getting to know me and my symptoms and goals (and answering my questions) than any other health care professional I’ve ever met. He was brilliant, honest, candid, open, forthright and even funny. After a horrible year of struggle with my 3 fibroids (2 at 5 cm, 1 at 13 cm), I am now two weeks post-op, my four incisions are tiny and I’m pain free — all thanks to Dr. Parker. Despite being told by a top surgeon that a hysterectomy was my only option, my fibroids are already a fading memory and all of my organs are intact. My recovery was measured in days, not weeks. I now spend my nights actually sleeping rather than in the bathroom, and my energy has returned. These great reviews — and Dr. Parker — are the real deal, and I am living, grateful proof of his expertise. Dr. Parker is more than someone who operates on your organs… and you are more than some organs to be operated on. In the caring hands of Dr. Parker, you are treated as a human being. If you are reading this, you’ve already wasted enough time on your fibroids. Call Dr. Parker now and get your life back.
When I decided to have surgery to remove fibroids, I sought out the best myomectomy doctor. I even googled the phrase, “Best myomectomy surgeon in California.” Dr. Parker’s name popped up everywhere. After spending a good deal of time researching him and reading his website, I called to schedule a consultation. Like everyone else mentioned, he required that I have an MRI before he met with me. That was totally fine with me because our consultation was really indepth and he explained exactly where the fibroids were and how he planned to remove them. He has a great personality and he understood that preserving my fertility was the main objective.
I, of course, consulted with other surgeons as well, but none could compare. I wanted someone whose full time job was myomectomy surgery. Dr. Parker was just the person – his full time job is performing gynecological surgeries and he also teaches the procedures. He is the guru! From the moment I went in for my consultation, I knew Dr. Parker was the person to perform my myomectomy. I felt totally comfortable and confident that he would successfully perform the surgery. He performed the surgery in about 2 hours and removed 15 fibroids. After surgery, Dr. Parker let me know how everything went. I stayed in the hospital for 2 nights. Dr. Parker called me each night that I was in the hospital to see how I was feeling and he came to see me the day he discharged me. I was sent home with a pump connected to my incision that dripped pain meds for about 5 days. The pump was a life saver. I literally had no pain. I had discomfort, but no actual pain. My incision seriously looks amazing! His suturing technique was much better than expected, the scar is barely noticeable. I am so happy to have found Dr. Parker and I look forward to letting him know when our little one is on the way. If you have fibroids and need or want them removed, find a way to see Dr. Parker!
I can't say enough just how thankful I am for Dr. Parker and to have found him thru his website. He is the most caring, compassionate and kindest physician I have ever met. With his outstanding skills, his knowledge and experience, he makes a wide variety of treatments available for women with uterine fibroids you can not find anywhere else.
Since ever I found out I had fibroids more then 10 years ago (I'm 44 now) I was told the only option I had was to undergo a hysterectomy. One of the worst things every doctor would say to me was that I should consider a hysterectomy due to my age. I absolutely did not want a hysterectomy no matter what age. Instead I lived with my fibroids and the pain and discomfort they were causing. One fibroid grew extremely large in size and the pain and abdominal discomfort was growing with it. I went thru extreme cramping during my cycles every month. I couldn't fit into my clothes anymore, even gained nearly 20 pounds. I would only wear baggy clothes, so not to show my huge abdomen and would constantly be asked if I was expecting. Once again I went to seek treatment. I could tell the gynecologist I consulted reluctantly agreed to a myomectomy. She told me she would need to make a vertical as well as horizontal abdominal cut, she would only remove the large fibroid and leave the other ones. I wasn't very confident in her skills and was discouraged to follow thru.
I had previously researched online for fibroid doctors when I came across Dr. Parkers website. I finally decided I needed to contact him. He was my last hope. It was really easy to set up an appointment and from the moment I met Dr. Parker it was clear I made the right decision. He discussed the different treatments available without even once mentioning that I needed a hysterectomy. It was very comforting. He is very positive, a great listener and so easy to talk to. He recommended an abdominal myomectomy thru a bikini incision and assured me he would remove all fibroids. Two month after my first meeting with Dr. Parker I had my surgery. I knew I was in the best hands possible. Dr. Parker removed a 20x17x11 cm, almost 4 pound fibroid as well as several smaller ones. My hospital stay was two days. I am two weeks post op now and feel like a whole new person. I am recovering extremely well. When the nurse practitioner removed my sutures she even mentioned Dr. Parkers uses the same skin closure techniques as a plastic surgeon to minimize scarring. I couldn't be happier. Dr. Parker's care was exceptional. He called me every night while I was in the hospital to see how I was doing and personally checked in with me every day. In case I had any questions he always returned my phone calls and answered my emails almost immediately. I am very proud to say I am Dr. Parker's patient. He genuinely and deeply cares for his patients. Don't even hesitate for a moment to see Dr. Parker even if it means traveling to do so. It is well worth it. I would like to give my heartfelt thank you to Dr. Parker, his office staff as well as the entire staff at UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica for the amazing care I received before, during and after the surgery. Dr. Parker made a new life possible for me and words cannot express how grateful I am.
Dr. Parker is an amazing and talented surgeon who cares about his patients. I developed fibroids in my twenties. Fearful of surgery in such a delicate area, I opted to “wait and see”. By 2013, my largest fibroid had grown to be 10.8cm and almost 2lbs. It became a profound source of anxiety and a huge (literally and figuratively) mental, physical, and emotional burden. After a less than favorable consultation visit with a robotic surgeon, I did more research and found Dr. Parker. When I met with Dr. Parker, he was patient, down-to-earth, humble, and personable. He took the time to answer my questions in a way that exhibited his experience and expertise. Long story short, I had a laparoscopic myomectomy on June 5, 2014. Dr. Parker removed 3 fibroids and a right paraovarian cyst during a 3hr surgery without the necessity for a blood transfusion. In conclusion, I am relieved and thankful that Dr. Parker is there to help women like me.
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