Dr. Richard Parent

Bariatrics
St Helena, CA
18 years experience male

Locations

St Helena General, Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Center

St Helena, CA

Address

6 Woodland Road, Suite #301, St Helena, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

(707) 967-9308

Insurances accepted

Medi-Cal

Medicare

About

Bio

I grew up in New England and completed medical school at the University of Vermont. I moved to California for my eight years of surgical training in Oakland, Palo Alto, and San DIego. I have trained at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA; Stanford Hospital & Clinics; Kaiser Santa Clara and Kaiser Oakland; VA Hospital Palo Alto & VA Hospital Reno, NV; Santa Clara Valley Medical Center; Alameda Hospital; and Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, CA. I chose laparoscopic and bariatric surgery because I like to operate through small incisions which lead to quicker recovery times for my patients and less pain during the healing process.

Specialties
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Bariatrics

General Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

7 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
Bariatrics 18 years experience
Might be infected: You might have conjunctivitis. You need to be seen by your primary care provider or an opthamologist so they can do a full examination and determine ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
Bariatrics 18 years experience
Hernia repair : Depends if it was open or laparoscopic but you really shouldn't do any heavy lifting (> 10 lbs) for 6 weeks after surgery then slowly increase activit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
Bariatrics 18 years experience
BMI: Your Body Mass Index is calculated by dividing weight (kilograms) by height (meters) squared. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered a healthy weight. ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
Bariatrics 18 years experience
6 weeks: The surgeon that performed the hernia repair should provide individual recommendations for returning to activity after surgery. In our practice, we r... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
Bariatrics 18 years experience
Dry Ice: You should always use caution when handling chemicals and materials with extreme temperatures. Please be sure to wear the appropriate approved protec... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
Bariatrics 18 years experience
Abnormal: Any bleeding or drainage from a laparoscopic incision is concerning. Please contact the surgeon that performed the laparoscopic procedure to schedule ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
Bariatrics 18 years experience
Not directly: I don't know of any data indicating that metronidazole, or Flagyl, will increase your fertility but, if you're taking oral contraceptive pills, antibi... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parent is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Vermont College of Medicine, VT
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL
Completed 2012

Residency

HIGHLAND HOSPITAL
Completed 2006

Awards

Intern of the year

Affiliations

American Society Of Metabolic And Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
SAGES
American College Of Surgeons
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