Dr. Michael Bouvet, MD

Dr. Michael Bouvet, MD

General Surgery  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. Michael Bouvet, MD is a general surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from UNIV OF WA SCH OF MED in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

9300 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bouvet performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Esophageal Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers

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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."

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated

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37  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • UNIV OF WA SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University of California, San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of California, San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • MD Anderson Cancer Ctr-U Texas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bouvet has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bouvet's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bouvet to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Bouvet's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Wonderful, excellent, very experienced surgeon! Has the best bedside manners. Respectful of patients. Excellent listener and answers all questions. He performed my total thyroidectomy and it went very well. Highly recommend.
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Highly recommend Dr. Bouvet.
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I had a very successful surgery today with Dr. Bouvet. Before the surgery, he had called me several times and make sure all of the exam and test done the right way. He tried so hard to make sure my surgery well. Thank you so much! Dr. Bouvet
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