Surgical Associates of Mansfield
Dr. Jeremy Parcells remembers the moment he knew he’d be a surgeon. He was in high school and had been given the opportunity to watch a surgical procedure in action. He was mesmerized from beginning to end. “My interest in medicine began in that second,” he says. “I was just a teenager, but I knew without a doubt I wanted to pursue a career as a surgeon.”
After high school, it was on to Wheaton College in Illinois, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biology, and then to Baylor College of Medicine for his medical degree. He completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and a residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He then went on to hone his craft with a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. It was here he discovered he had a passion for weight-loss surgery.
“I realized what a potent and life-changing tool bariatric surgery can be for patients and that was that,” he said. Bariatric weight-loss procedures include gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy and can be the first step for many patients to live a life free of obesity and obesity-related conditions. “It gives me joy to provide immediate solutions to my patients’ healthcare concerns,” he said. “I’m always proud to be able to see the results of my education and hard work and know it’s improving someone’s day-to-day life.”
Dr. Parcells performs a wide range of procedures including hernia, gallbladder, anti-reflux, colorectal, bariatric surgery, and a full range of complex laparoscopic and robotic surgeries performed through a much smaller incision and resulting in shorter recovery times, less risk of infection, less scarring, and less pain for his patients.
The Surgical Associates of Mansfield use the next-generation da Vinci Surgical System. With a whole new level of robotic surgery precision, this high tech tool gives Dr. Parcells and his associates the ability to control the movements of instruments for a surgery, with a magnified, high-definition view of the operation, and translating the tiniest of hand movements into the movements of surgical instruments at the site. “Traditional open colon surgery, for instance, meant a 7 to 10 day hospital stay,” Dr. Parcells said. “Laparoscopic surgery took that down to four or five days. Now with da Vinci robotic surgery, patients are routinely going home in one or two days after surgery, with even better results.”
“Robotic surgery represents the next stage of growth and innovation, allowing us to perform operations we’re already performing laparoscopically, only better. Every year we’re finding new ways to push the technology further.” His strong belief in the benefit of robotic surgery for his patients has led Dr. Parcells to be the highest-volume robotic surgeon in Tarrant County.
Dr. Parcells and his wife, Carolyn are raising two phenomenal boys in the South Arlington area. In their off time, they enjoy getting outside and going to Rangers games.
2975 East Broad Street, Suite 200
Mansfield, Texas 76063
By Meredith Knight
Photography by Dustin Doskocil