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About Michael Bouvet, MD
Michael Bouvet, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in endocrine surgery and surgical oncology. He is the director of Endocrine Surgery and co-director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Unit at UC San Diego Health.
Dr. Bouvet's expertise includes performing surgery for benign and cancerous thyroid nodules; parathyroidectomy for hyperparathyroidism, Whipple procedures (pancreatoduodenectomy) for pancreatic cancer; minimally invasive robotic-assisted esophagectomy; and laparoscopic adrenal surgery. He also performs surgery for tumors of the parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, liver, esophagus, stomach and pancreas.
As a professor in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Bouvet instructs students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research focuses on fluorescence-guided surgery for gastrointestinal and endocrine tumors.
Dr. Bouvet also leads National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded studies that aim to use fluorescence image-guided surgery to improve the visualization, detection and resection of pancreatic and colon cancer. He has co-authored more than 250 articles, and his work has appeared in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Cancer Research, among others.
Dr. Bouvet completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a residency in general surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Bouvet is board-certified in general surgery.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncologists, and the American Thyroid Association.
Dr. Bouvet has been consistently elected as a top physician in Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors® and a top doctor in San Diego Magazine's " Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.
- University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
- The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- General Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Adrenal Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Thyroid Cancer/Thyroid Nodules
- Endocrine Surgery
- Parathyroid Surgery
- Esophageal Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Thyroid Disorders
- Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
- Esophageal Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Malignancies
- Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy
- Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy
- Parathyroid Tumors
- Adrenal Cancer
- Thyroid Surgery
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Skin Cancer
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Head and Neck Cancer