Abington Hospital Office
1245 Highland Avenue Suite 600
Abington, PA 19001
215-887-3990
Abington Vascular Office
Ground Floor Buerger Blgd
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-887-5934
Chalfont Office
1500 Horizon Drive
Unit 120A
Chalfont, PA 18914

 

 

 

Richard E. Parsons, MD, FACS

(215) 887-5934 phone
(215) 481-3481 fax

Carol & Jeffrey Blank Vascular Center
1200 Old York Road
Abington, Pennsylvania 19001

Education and Training

Medical School:
Temple University School of Medicine - Philadelphia, PA

Surgical Residency:
Medical College of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship:
Montefiore Medical Center - New York, NY

Board Certification:
General Surgery - Vascular Surgery

Specialty:
Vascular/Endovascular Surgery

Appointments:
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York - Assistqant Professor of Surgery, 1996 - 1999
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia - Associate Professor of Surgery, 1999 - 2004.
 
Background:
 

Dr. Parsons is board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery with more than 15 years experience in private practice. He is skilled in both vascular and endovascular procedures (minimally invasive techniques performed within vessels).  His areas of special interest include:

  • Endovascular treatment of thoracic and abdominal aneurysm
  • Carotid surgery and stenting
  • Peripheral vascular disease surgery and stenting
  • Dialysis access
  • Varicose vein treatment

Dr. Parsons sees patients in the Blank Vascular Center which provides expert diagnosis, management, treatment, and education for patients with vascular conditions.  Many vascular conditions can now be treated through a less invasive approach, which can result in faster recovery time and fewer complications.

Dr. Parsons has been author/co-author of over 40 papers published in peer reviewed journals, including the  Annals of Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery, Journal of Endovascular Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, and the World Journal of Surgery.  Dr. Parson has contributed chapters to several textbooks, including Inflammatory and Thrombotic Problems in Vascular Surgery, Advances in Vascular Surgery, the International Course Book of Peripheral Vascular Intervention, and Surgical Clinics of North America.  He has been the author/co-author of several vascular studies presented at local, national, and international meetings, including the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, American Heart Association, Association for Academic Surgery, Eastern Vascular Society, 8th International Congress on Ultrasound of the Breast, Joint Meeting of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the Internaltional Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Society of University Surgeons, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. 

Dr. Parsons is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Inc with special certification in Vascular Surgery.