Dr. Ralph Parker

Surgery
Irving, TX
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Great-West Healthcare

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

-General Surgeon in private practice since 1995. -Current general surgeon for the Dallas Mavericks and former general surgeon for the FC Dallas Soccer Club. -Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound.

Specialties
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Surgery, Board Certified

Doctor Q&A

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
30 years experience General Surgery
Get a HIDA scan: Your brief description of symptoms are quite typical for gallbladder disease. This is common even in the case of a normal sonogram. I usually order a ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Technically, a bad gallbladder doesn't actually make your abdomen objectively swell much, but it can sure make one feel very bloated and gassy. And a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
30 years experience General Surgery
May be normal...: It is common to have intermittent pain following umbilical hernia repair, and this is mostly determined by the extent and type of repair. Patients oft ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ty, i am looking for other options. Wont surgery cause more adhesions?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thamks was afraid of that ill get one of those when I'm not pregnant.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I will express it again but they tell me to deal with the pain.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

St. Paul Medical Center
Completed 1995

Awards

Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Texas Medical Association
Dallas County Medical Society
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