Dr. James Parrish was a founding member of Mid Louisiana Surgical Specialists in 2003. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his surgical training at the LSU Medical Center.
In addition to general surgery, Dr. Parrish also specializes in bariatric surgery, and he has over 18 years of experience with minimally invasive abdominal surgery. Dr. Parrish is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Parrish has served in multiple leadership roles including President of the Rapides Parish Medical Society, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital and Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital, and President of the Louisiana Chapter of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Though Dr. Parrish is a general surgeon and can provide a number of surgeries, he specializes in bariatric surgery. He has over 18 years of experience with this surgery that is minimally invasive for the patient.