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Michael Bouvet, MD practices Cancer and Surgery in La Jolla and San Diego

Michael Bouvet, MD

Director of Endocrine Surgery

Professor of Surgery

Head & Neck Cancers
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Pancreatic Cancer
Surgery (Primary Specialty)
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Practice Locations
UC San Diego Health - La Jolla
Jacobs Medical Center
9300 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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UC San Diego Health - La Jolla
Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA  92093
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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA  92103
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About Michael Bouvet, MD
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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.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information see and Moores Cancer Center and Surgical Services .

Medical Degree
University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Board Certifications
General Surgery
Clinical Expertise Areas
Adrenal Cancer
Adrenal Surgery
Endocrine Surgery
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Surgery
Gastrointestinal Malignancies
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy
Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy
Pancreatic Cancer-Surgery
Parathyroid Surgery
Parathyroid Tumors
Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
Thyroid Cancer/Thyroid Nodules
Thyroid Disorders
Thyroid Surgery