Michael W. Parra, MD, is board certified by the American College of Surgery in trauma and general surgery and was the first physician to perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) at Broward Health.
Dr. Parra received his Doctor of Medicine at the Colegio Mayor De Nuestra Senora del Rosario School of Medicine in Bogota, Columbia (South America). He completed an Externship (advanced surgical clerkship, maternal fetal medicine, general thoracic surgery) at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed a General Surgery Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital - Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Parra was also named a Fellow in Surgical Critical Care at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Parra currently holds the position of trauma/surgical critical care surgeon at Broward Health Medical Center and operates general surgery practices at Broward Health Imperial Point and Broward Health North. He is a member of the Panamerican Trauma Society. He enjoys community programs, serving under-privileged areas, clinical research and academic medicine.
Click here to hear Dr. Parra discuss transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) - a new, incisionless surgical procedure to treat GERD or heartburn.