Specialty: Laryngology, Sleep Surgery, Endocrine Surgery
As a throat and neck specialist, Dr. Parker offers expertise in the following sub-specialties:
- Laryngology: Management of voice changes and loss (e.g. vocal fold polyp, vocal fold nodules, vocal cord paralysis, laryngeal papilloma, spasmodic dysphonia); breathing trouble (e.g. subglottic stenosis, tracheal stenosis, tracheostomy tube dependence); and swallowing difficulty (e.g. Zenker’s diverticula, cricopharyngeal dysfunction, aspiration)
- Sleep Surgery: Surgical management of snoring and sleep apnea
- Endocrine Surgery: Surgical management of thyroid cancer; thyroid goiters; Grave’s disease; thyroid nodules; hyperparathyroidism; and parathyroid cancer
In addition to clinical care, Dr. Parker actively pursues academic medicine through clinical research focused on throat and neck disorders. Recent contributions include: outcomes in the treatment of laryngeal cancer with the KTP laser; adjunctive treatments for laryngeal papilloma; surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea treated with the hypoglossal nerve stimulator implant; endoscopic management of Zenker’s diverticula; voice outcomes in patients treated for vocal cord paralysis; and endoscopic management of laryngotracheal stenosis.