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Dr. Bouvet's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Bouvet "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."