• 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
    2022 Retrospective Evaluation of Short-Term Outcomes of an Enhanced Recovery Protocol for Patients Undergoing Complex Abdominal Wall ReconstructionJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  235:764-771. 2022
    2021 Patient, Nurse, Medical Assistant, and Surgeon Perspectives Inform the Development of a Decision Support Tool for Inguinal Hernia Surgery: A Qualitative Analysis 2021
    2018 Gastric Ischemic Conditioning Prior to Esophagectomy Is Associated with Decreased Stricture Rate and Overall Anastomotic ComplicationsJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  22:1501-1507. 2018
    2018 Impact of Preoperative Weight Loss on Postoperative Weight Loss after Sleeve GastrectomyBariatric surgical practice and patient care.  13:69-74. 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 ErosionJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques.  27:829-833. 2017
    2016 Relative impact of surgeon and hospital volume on operative mortality and complications following pancreatic resection in Medicare patientsJournal of Surgical Research.  204:326-334. 2016
    2016 Laparoscopy decreases complications for obese patients undergoing elective rectal surgery 2016
    2016 Relative contributions of complications and failure to rescue on mortality in older patients undergoing pancreatectomyAnnals of Surgery.  263:385-391. 2016
    2016 Trends in Receipt and Timing of Multimodality Therapy in Early-Stage Pancreatic CancerJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  20:93-103. 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 TexasAnnals of Surgery.  262:171-178. 2015
    2015 PREOP-Gallstones: A prognostic nomogram for the management of symptomatic cholelithiasis in older patientsAnnals of Surgery.  261:1184-1190. 2015
    2015 The risk paradox: Use of elective cholecystectomy in older patients is independent of their risk of developing complicationsJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  220:682-690. 2015
    2015 Does the Use of Neoadjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Increase Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality Rates?Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  19:80-87. 2015
    2015 Routine Drainage of the Operative Bed Following Elective Distal Pancreatectomy Does Not Reduce the Occurrence of ComplicationsJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  19:72-79. 2015
    2014 Low Drain Fluid Amylase Predicts Absence of Pancreatic Fistula Following PancreatectomyJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  18:1902-1910. 2014
    2014 Cost-Effectiveness of Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Versus Observation in Older Patients Presenting with Mild Biliary DiseaseJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  18:1616-1622. 2014
    2014 Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomaSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America.  23:231-246. 2014
    2014 Trends in Treatment and Survival in Older Patients Presenting with Stage IV Colorectal CancerJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  18:369-377. 2014
    2014 Impact of liver-directed therapy in colorectal cancer liver metastasesJournal of Surgical Research.  191:42-50. 2014
    2014 Trajectory of care and use of multimodality therapy in older patients with pancreatic adenocarcinomaSurgery.  156:280-289. 2014
    2013 Evaluating comparative effectiveness with observational data: Endoscopic ultrasound and survival in pancreatic cancerCancer.  119:3861-3869. 2013
    2013 Current trends in preoperative biliary stenting in patients with pancreatic cancerSurgery.  154:179-189. 2013
    2013 Physician follow-up and observation of guidelines in the post treatment surveillance of colorectal cancerSurgery.  154:244-255. 2013
    2013 Quality of post-treatment surveillance of early stage breast cancer in TexasSurgery.  154:214-225. 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?Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  68:1112-1116. 2010
    2008 Surgical anatomy of the radial nerve and profunda brachii artery within the triangular intervalItalian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology.  113:129-134. 2008

    Education And Training

  • UCSF-East Bay, Internship
  • UCSF-East Bay, Residency
  • Oregon Health and Science University, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2008
  • Full Name

  • Abhisek Parmar