Dr. Whitney Parnell is an American Board of Surgery, board-certified General Surgeon practicing at the West Valley Advanced Surgery of Idaho clinic in Caldwell, Idaho. Dr. Parnell graduated from Creighton University, School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her residency in the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Parnell returned to her home state of Wyoming to begin her surgical practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 2000. In 2011 she left Wyoming and has been instrumental in establishing Breast Health Centers in multiple states. Dr. Parnell has a particular interest in nutrition and how it plays a role in healing and the patient's own surgical outcomes. Dr. Parnell is a certified Yoga Instructor and encompasses an overall body approach to healing along with traditional surgical methods. Some of the services offered by Dr. Parnell include treatments/surgeries for Breast cancer, Breast biopsy, Breast pain, Mastectomy, Surgery for breast cancer, Breast-conserving surgery, Skin-sparing mastectomy, and Lymph node surgery. She also offers full general surgery including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, ventral and inguinal hernia repair, colon surgery, and appendectomy. Dr. Parnell has special experience in Anterior and Oblique spine exposure working in conjunction with both Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Spine surgeons throughout her career. Outside the office, Dr. Parnell is involved in the local Yoga community and enjoys cross-country skiing, kayaking, beekeeping, gardening, and raising her 2 chocolate labradors.


Medical School
Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, 1995

Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Residency, 2000

Certifications & Memberships

General Surgery - Board Certified


West Valley Medical Center



Languages Spoken

English, Spanish-op

Procedures & Conditions

  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Biopsy/Local Excision & Other Breast Procedures
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Surgeries
  • Cholecystectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Colon & Rectal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • General Surgery - Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph node procedures
  • Mastectomy
  • Skin Cancer


General Surgery

Office Locations

Advanced Surgery of Idaho
315 East Elm St
Ste 350
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: (208) 459-0028