GERD and Swallowing FAQ
Dr. Brett Parker is a general surgeon and fellowship-trained minimally invasive foregut and bariatric surgeon. He is also the Program Director for the Johns Hopkins Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program.
Dr. Parker is an expert in minimally invasive surgical techniques including advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, as well as therapeutic flexible endoscopy. He is interested in promoting the evolving indications for surgical repair of paraesophageal hernias, as well as adjunct procedures surgeons can use to reduce recurrence rates. He offers a wide range of interventions for GERD, and promotes early surgical referral to discuss and tailor therapy to individual patient circumstances. Dr. Parker also has a robust abdominal wall reconstruction and weight loss surgery practice. He is widely published on the surgical outcomes of foregut surgery, emerging technologies, and innovation, as well as surgical simulation and skills transfer.
As a member of the Johns Hopkins Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Greater Washington Area, Dr. Parker is dedicated to the best, individualized, patient outcomes.
Learn more about Dr. Parker and his partners within the Johns Hopkins Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, the Johns Hopkins Heartburn Center and the Johns Hopkins Motility and Neurogastroenterology Center.