"I was diagnosed in 2000 with fibroids. I didn't even know what a fibroid was! I didn't have any symptoms so I chose the "wait and see" game. Well, by 2008 my belly was huge and I had a whole host of problems. I did my research and asked seven gynecologists for their opinion and they all said, "Hysterectomy!" I heard about Dr. Parker from a satisfied patient of his, I researched him and made an appointment. His office staff was warm and friendly and then meeting and talking to Dr. Parker was like being with family, easy, comfortable, and confident. Our visit was unhurried and informative as we discussed other treatments but we easily agreed upon the right treatment for me. After I woke up from my abdominal myomectomy I literally wept with joy. I knew I was completely fibroid free and the skilled hands of Dr. Parker made sure that I would heal well and I would have my life back. As a highly skilled gynecologic surgeon Dr. Parker realized that the low quality of life of most of his patients was because of fibroids. So this became his passion and focus and what an advantage for fibroid sufferers! With 4 out of 5 women suffering from fibroids I would say, when you have had enough of the confusion - call Dr. Parker!
"Signed with eternal gratitude. "
"Choosing the right doctor is very important while at the same time can be very difficult. Be wise and make sure the doctor you choose is able to provide you with the care and attention you need. At 33 I learned the hard way, for me choosing the wrong doctor ended up with an additional surgery, and the removal of my right ovary, my appendix and lymph. This was very painful, not only physically but mentally and emotionally.
"Unfortunately at 35 my problem reoccurred but... I was very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. William Parker. I consider myself extremely lucky to have been a patient of Dr. Parker's. Not only did he give me the best doctor/patient care I have ever received, he was able to disarm all of my fears and anger I was carrying around from my prior experience. He understood I needed immediate care and fit me right into his busy schedule. And I am very grateful and happy to say that he saved my left (only) ovary with his expert surgical skills. Dr. Parker even diagnosed me with a rare bleeding disorder that I didn't know I had. With that alone I consider him a life saver.
"Dr. Parker has always been available to me and has always answered all of my questions with a comforting manor. And with that said, I am happy to be available to anyone who is looking for the right doctor. If you have any questions about Dr. Parker and want to hear first-hand how he is the best choice I have ever made. Feel free to email me and I will be happy to elaborate on how he always maintained his attentive care for me, right from the start with my initial consultation through to this day, five years later (even though I have moved 3,000 miles away), Dr. Parker still answers my emails and hands down he is the BEST doctor I have ever had!
"Thank you Dr. Parker for giving me the best care I have ever had. It changed my life and I have thankfully been healthy ever since. "
"After seven years of biannual monitoring, I was very nervous when my fibroids grew to such troublesome, uncomfortable sizes they needed removal. Four doctors I consulted with almost immediately suggested hysterectomies, C-sections and other aggressive treatments. Doctor Parker was the polar opposite -- and also my last hope. Dr. Parker came highly recommended from experts I sought on both US coasts--in fact every head of every hospital I contacted mentioned him as the best in less invasive gynocological procedures. In all my years of medical exams, I've never once met a more thorough, patient, caring or warm physician. Most doctors rush you through consultations and appointments. Though the positions and sizes of my fibroids were varied and complicated to remove, he didn't jump to wide-sweeping surgery, in fact he encouraged me to get further tests to better inform us -to him ultra sound pictures weren't the end all as every other doctor felt, Dr. Parker wanted all my options to be crystal clear to us both. He is the most rare, hands on and available expert and gyn I have ever met. During each and every step before and after my robotic laproscopic myomectomy I felt confident, comforted and open to asking any and all questions. Right after surgery, I called him with concerns and he came to see me in person, bright and early, and without my asking. Dr. Parker is positively the best in the business, and as a patient, I heartily attest his stellar reputation is true. I have referred many friends and colleagues to him and will continue to do so. As an avid researcher, too, Dr. Parker is a precious gift to the profession and a rare gem to his patients."
"I sought the opinion of Dr. Parker after being told by a radiologist that my fibroids were so severe that I should have a hysterectomy and hire a surrogate to have my baby. During my first consultation, Dr. Parker thoroughly reviewed my MRI, explained the various treatment options available, then confidently told me that he could remove my fibroids thereby preserving my fertility so that I could attempt to have a baby. He explained in great detail what I could expect from surgery and answered all my questions thus setting my mind at ease. He was a partner in to me in my care and was available to me before, during, and after surgery.
"My surgery was a success and 18 months later I got pregnant with my son. Dr Parker is thoughtful, insightful, and genuinely cares about the health of his patients. He has remained an advisor to me since my surgery and I value his opinion when it comes to my health. Any woman who is in need of fibroid treatment could not be in better hands."
"Dr Parker was very professional and gave me confidence in his abilities and his knowledge of the latest surgical techniques. He was easy to talk to, explained all the options thoroughly and didn't rush me for any decisions. Emails were answered quickly and when I decided on surgery, everything was comprehensively explained to me. The surgery went very well, pain management was excellent and recovery was swift and without problem. I'm glad I made the effort to travel the 500 miles round trip to see him. "
"When it comes to my health, I want the best care possible. And as a recent breast cancer survivor, I've learned that I need to be pro-active in choosing my course of medical care. So when it came to the various choices I had regarding the removal of my ovarian cyst, I found the best care was placing myself in the hands of Dr. Parker. His clinical expertise, matched with his patient-friendly manner, made my decision effortless. Dr. Parker has the ability to explain the complex in simple terms and is sincerely concerned for my long-term health and well-being. His staff takes that extra step to make you feel comfortable the moment you walk through the door. I only wish that I could have Dr. Parker attend to all my medical needs! He truly is one of the BEST!"
"Before I found Dr. Parker, I was a patient of one of the most well known female gynecologists in Beverly Hills. She told me I had but a few options, and recommended that I just 'leave them there, they'll shrink when you go through menopause." But the constant UTI's and pain were just too uncomfortable, and when I pushed her for relief, and to tell me all the options, she offered only the services she provided, including hysterectomy.
"I was conflicted, the pain was bad, but were these really the only choices? I couldn't believe in this day and age that there wasn't a better weapon against fibroids.
"After a few minutes of Internet research, I found Dr. Parker and his breakthrough laproscopic myomectomy. Being the daughter of an obgyn, I researched him and his record. I was impressed, and stunned, why hadn't my own obgyn told me about this option? When I called her, she simply said, 'well, I don't perform that surgery"
"So I'm now on a mission to let every woman know about Dr. Parker's breakthrough surgical techniques. Because of him, the fibroids are out, my parts are intact, and the quality of my life has drastically improved.
"I want to thank Dr. Parker for his care and concern about women and that he advanced treatment with this procedure. Not only is he a brilliant surgeon, but he also has a gift to be able to communicate in easy to understand terms. And I'm proud to say that he's now my doctor."
"When my 12cm fibroid became symptomatic with heavy and lengthy menstrual bleeding, I consulted six of the top gynecologists in Canada (three in Vancouver and three in Toronto). Without exception, each of them stated that my fibroid could not be removed successfully and that my only surgical option was a hysterectomy. I wanted to keep my uterus intact and was devestated by this diagnosis.
"Somehow I found the courage to persevere. I refused to accept a hysterectomy as inevitable and decided to look to the U.S. for further gynecological expertise. I was referred to Dr. Parker and my husband and I flew down from Vancouver for a consultation with him. We were very nervous. Dr. Parker met with us, examined me, and reviewed all of my medical reports and images. In all of the many appointments with gynecologists, he was the only one who bothered to take the time to show us the MRI images and explain clearly and in detail exactly what the images revealed. He discussed all of the available treatment options and the advantages and disadvantages of each course of action. He took his time, thoroughly answering all of our questions and, believe me, we had a lot of questions! Contrary to what I had been told, he assured me that there was no reason why the fibroid could not be removed by a myomectomy. He was right. I had an abdominal myomectomy in September 2008 and I am now fibroid-free.
"I can't express the extent of my gratitude to Dr. Parker or say enough good things about him. He is an exceptional physician. Not only is he a highly competent and skilled surgeon with tremendous expertise, he is also attentive, empathetic, and considerate. I always felt that I was getting the best of care with Dr. Parker. I would recommend him strongly and without the slightest hestitation. I only wish I could find a gynecologist of his calibre in Canada."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Parker for more than 20 years. During that time, I underwent several surgeries for treatment of fibroids. All were very successful, and left me feeling healthier and stronger than before. In each case, Dr. Parker always presented me with every conceivable treatment option, of which surgery was only one. He never failed to demonstrate patience and concern as I went throught the decision making process. I have the utmost confidence in both his judgment and his ability as a surgeon and will always be grateful for his exceptional care."
"I was told that I had a gigantic 20 cm fibroid! The gynecologist in Colorado that I went to told me that I would need to have a hysterectomy. I was devastated! I had a second opinion and was told that there must be a surgeon who could help me but it would not be in the small town of Durango, CO. So we started doing lots of research to find someone talented and experienced with removing large fibroids. I was fortunate enough to find Dr. Parker who eased my mind and assured me that my fibroid could be removed safely with a bikini incision and with keeping all of my organs in tact. I was thrilled!
"I immediately felt at ease once I sat in Dr. Parker's office and I knew that I had made the right decision to fly out to CA and have the surgery with him. Dr. Parker and his staff are warm, friendly and very skilled at what they do. The surgery went extremely well. It was shorter than they had anticipated and there was very minimal blood loss. The fibroid weighed 5 pounds! I am so grateful to Dr. Parker! Dr. Parker kept in contact with me through the healing process to make sure that I was doing well. His kind manner and extremely talented skills will never be forgotten. Now a year later I am healthy, very active and running my own dance program for toddlers! I feel like I have my life back. Thank you Dr. Parker!"
"My experience with Dr. Bill Parker was nothing less than extra-ordinary. I approach all aspects of my life from a very natural, holistic approach. I found Dr. Bill to be incredibly open and receptive to all of the outside work I was doing in terms of shrinking my fibroid, and although there was definitely evidence of progress, I really appreciated going forward with my laparoscopic surgery. His care and respect for the feminine systems are refreshingly authentic, resonate, and grace-filled. I absolutely could not have chosen a better doctor to take care of my special needs, and I am so very grateful for my experience."
"I wanted to share with you the name of a physician who has made such a difference in my life, Dr. William Parker.
" I was diagnosed with fibroids back in 2004. My fibroids were asymptomatic and treatment was not recommended.
"Growth was monitored with annual sonograms. In 2008 a period of rapid growth occurred and I started having symptoms. A hysterectomy was recommended. Books were read. Holistic treatments were sought. Second opinions were obtained. At the time I wanted to avoid a hysterectomy at all costs. I looked into alternative types of treatments that would allow the removal of the fibroids only and leave my uterus intact. During this quest for the best solution for my situation my husband discovered Dr. William Parker. Keep in mind that we live on a remote Hawaiian island and Dr. Parker is on the west coast. Traveling across the ocean just to get a consultation was cost prohibitive to say the least! However, Dr. Parker was willing to review my medical files and consult with me via telephone and e-mail (other mainland physicians refused this level of service and quickly eliminated themselves from being my physician). I was immediately impressed with Dr. Parker's professionalism and compassion. His staff was also courteous and helpful. Only you can determine the best course of action for your fibroid treatment. However, I implore you to meet with Dr. Parker prior to making any final choices. He is an expert in the field and very knowledgeable of all the options for fibroid treatment. I am grateful to him for the care I received and recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation."
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