Endocrine Surgery

The Endocrine Tumor Surgery within the Department of Surgery treats endocrine tumors in children and adults with the goal of improving patient care through emerging technologies and advances in clinical and basic research.

UC San Diego Endocrine Surgery represents selected surgeons with expertise in the surgical evaluation and management of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pancreatic diseases and cancers. Our internationally recognized surgeons perform state-of-the-art minimally invasive and traditional operations for the full range of endocrine diseases.

Our emphasis is on the most successful surgery with the least pain, trauma, and recovery time. Our multidisciplinary team approach includes surgery, medical care, and genetic counseling.

Our highly skilled surgeons use advanced technology, including minimally invasive parathyroid surgery with the availability of intraoperative parathyroid (PTH) assay, intraoperative nerve monitoring during thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and laparoscopic adrenalectomy for candidates with adrenal disease.

Surgeons Specializing in Endocrine Surgery

Michael Bouvet, MD, FACS Michael Bouvet, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Director of Endocrine Surgery
Kaitlyn Kelly. MD Kaitlyn Kelly, MD

Patient Care

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Grave’s disease
  • Parathyroid tumors
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Pancreatic tumors
  • Adrenal tumors
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Conn’s syndrome
  • Familial papillary thyroid carcinoma
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia types 1 & 2 (MEN 1, MEN 2)



  • www.endocrinediseases.org is a patient education website from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.
    Provides accurate, unbiased information on diseases of the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, and neuroendocrine system written and approved by national experts.
  • Zip Code-Based Surgeon Finder
    If you live outside of San Diego, use the link above to search for American Association of Endocrine Surgeons in your zip code.