• Dr. Parmar, an Alabama native, graduated from the UAB School of Medicine in 2008. After completing a surgical residency at the University of California, San Francisco – East Bay Department of Surgery, he completed a fellowship in Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He is board certified in General Surgery, has received numerous teaching and research awards, and has expertise in advanced laparoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract. Specifically, he has experience in general and laparoscopic surgery of diseases of the diaphragm, esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, small intestine, adrenal glands, and spleen. He also has an interest in laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall/inguinal hernias and in antireflux surgery including implantation of the LINX device, a novel treatment for severe reflux.

    In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Parmar has extensive experience with health outcomes research and is the author of more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Impact of Preoperative Weight Loss on Postoperative Weight Loss after Sleeve Gastrectomy 2018
    2018 Gastric Ischemic Conditioning Prior to Esophagectomy Is Associated with Decreased Stricture Rate and Overall Anastomotic Complications. 2018
    2018 Risk factors associated with missing post-esophagectomy hospital milestones 2018
    2017 Two-Stage Explantation of a Magnetic Lower Esophageal Sphincter Augmentation Device Due to Esophageal Erosion 2017
    2016 Relative impact of surgeon and hospital volume on operative mortality and complications following pancreatic resection in Medicare patients. 2016
    2016 Relative Contributions of Complications and Failure to Rescue on Mortality in Older Patients Undergoing Pancreatectomy. 2016
    2016 Trends in Receipt and Timing of Multimodality Therapy in Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer. 2016
    2015 Distal pancreatectomy with celiac axis resection: what are the added risks? 2015
    2015 Surgeon and Facility Variation in the Use of Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy in Texas. 2015
    2015 PREOP-Gallstones: A Prognostic Nomogram for the Management of Symptomatic Cholelithiasis in Older Patients. 2015
    2015 The risk paradox: use of elective cholecystectomy in older patients is independent of their risk of developing complications. 2015
    2015 Does the Use of Neoadjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Increase Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality Rates? 2015
    2014 Low Drain Fluid Amylase Predicts Absence of Pancreatic Fistula Following Pancreatectomy 2014
    2014 Cost-Effectiveness of Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Versus Observation in Older Patients Presenting with Mild Biliary Disease 2014
    2014 Impact of liver-directed therapy in colorectal cancer liver metastases. 2014
    2014 Trajectory of care and use of multimodality therapy in older patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. 2014
    2014 Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. 2014
    2013 Evaluating comparative effectiveness with observational data: endoscopic ultrasound and survival in pancreatic cancer. 2013
    2013 Factors associated with delayed gastric emptying after pancreaticoduodenectomy. 2013
    2010 Reliability of Poirier’s triangle in localizing the thoracic duct in the thorax 2010
    2010 Computed tomography identification of latent pseudoaneurysm after blunt splenic injury: Pathology or technology? 2010
    Laparoscopy decreases complications for obese patients undergoing elective rectal surgery.

    Education And Training

  • UCSF-East Bay, Internship 2009
  • UCSF-East Bay, Residency 2016
  • Oregon Health and Science University, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017
  • Full Name

  • Abhisek Parmar