Professor Fausto Palazzo

Professor Fausto Palazzo


General Surgery

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30 years of experience
17 years as a specialist

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“Terrific that he made himself available immediately on Saturday morning, very early on, to assess an issue that had arisen. So reassuring throughout. Kind enough to tolerate my excessive questioning. Very impressive in every way.“
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  • Endocrine Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
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  • General Medical Council: 3623565
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    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
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    Professor Palazzo is clinical lead consultant in endocrine surgery at Hammersmith Hospital, the UK's largest endocrine surgical service. He specialises in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery.

    Mr Palazzo qualified in medicine in 1992 and undertook surgical training on the Cambridge & North East London rotations. Following 2 years of thyroid research at St Bartholomew's Hospital culminating in a Master of Surgery from University of London he undertook endocrine surgical specialist training in Oxford, Sydney and Marseille. He is one of the UK's highest volume endocrine surgeons having performed (to 2020) over 2400 thyroidectomies, over 2200 parathyroidectomies and over 500 adrenalectomies. Prof Palazzo was conferred the title of Professor by Imperial College in 2019 has a an exclusively thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery practice. His main interests are in thyroid cancer, complex and re-operative parathyroid surgery and adrenal surgery. All surgery is minimally invasive when appropriate.

    Prof Palazzo teaches at Imperial College and nationally and internationally to postgraduates. He has published in excess of 130 peer reviewed papers on all aspects of endocrine disease and surgery, has authored national guidelines both in the UK and overseas. He represents UK endocrine surgery internationally as UK delegate to the European Society of Endocrine Surgery and as a member of council of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • All aspects of thyroid disease & surgery - thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal disease.
    • Minimally invasive endocrine surgery. 
    • Thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal surgery


    • Minimal access surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid & adrenal glands
    • Thyroid cancer
    • Reoperative parathyroid surgery


    • Thyroidectomy
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Adrenalectomy
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    Special interests

    • Thyroid Problems
    • Adrenal Gland Tumours
    • Parathyroid Problems
    • Pheochromocytoma
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    MD 1992

    FRCS(Eng) 1997

    Master of Surgery (University of London) 2001

    Intercollegiate FRCS 2003 (Endocrine)

    Speciaist Register Entry Date 09 Nov 2004

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