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C. Lowell Parsons, MD practices Urology and Surgery in San Diego

C. Lowell Parsons, MD

Professor of Surgery

Urology (Primary Specialty)
Practice Locations
UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA  92103
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About C. Lowell Parsons, MD
Dr. C. Lowell Parsons diagnoses and treats all urologic disorders, and specializes in caring for patients who have interstitial cystitis (IC). Internationally recognized as a leading physician and researcher in IC, he has developed major new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease and has published over 225 medical journal articles and textbook chapters. Health care professionals from around the world have visited his clinic and attended his lectures to learn the latest techniques for detecting and treating IC.

At his clinic at UC San Diego, Dr. Parsons has treated more than 7000 patients who have IC. His UC San Diego laboratories pursue a number of research studies aimed at identifying the causes of IC and finding effective new treatments for it.

The innovative IC treatments available in Dr. Parsons' UC San Diego clinic include multi-modal oral treatment plans tailored for each individual patient to achieve relief of symptoms and to prevent disease progression. For treatment of IC, Dr. Parsons' clinic also offers intraurethral and intravesical instillations of new medications.

Dr. Parsons is certified by the American Board of Urology. In addition to all of the standard urologic procedures, Dr. Parsons has special training and experience in performing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for stones in the urinary tract and cryosurgery for carcinoma of the prostate. Dr. Parsons ranks among the world leaders in experience with prostate cryosurgery and in contributions to the refinement of the technique.

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For more information, see Urology.
For more information, see Surgical Services.
Medical Degree
Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certifications
Clinical Expertise Areas
ESWL-Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
IC-Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial Cystitis
Urinary Stones
My Videos
MRI Guided Prostate Biopsy
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