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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.

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For more information see and Moores Cancer Center and Surgical Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Fellowship

  • The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 1998-09-15

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer/Thyroid Nodules
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • 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
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Head and Neck Cancer
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted