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Mr Fausto Palazzo, Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

Specialising in:

All aspects of thyroid disease - thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, 
adrenal disease. Minimally invasive endocrine surgery. 

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Specialist Details
Full name

Mr Fausto Palazzo




Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

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Endocrine surgery, General surgery

Site specialisation

Thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal surgery

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Clinical interests

All aspects of thyroid disease - thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, 
adrenal disease. Minimally invasive endocrine surgery. 

Background Information

Mr Palazzo is clinical lead consultant in endocrine surgery at Hammersmith Hospital since 2005 and has a specialist thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal practice.  He is one of the UK's highest volume thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgeons with a personal series of over 2500 operations (2013) including over 350 thyroidectomies, parathyroidectomies and adrenalectomies performed in 2012 alone. 
After qualifying in medicine in 1992 Mr Palazzo undertook basic 
surgical training in West London and Essex and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997. After 2 years as research fellow at St Bartholomew's Hospital he was awarded a Master of Surgery by the University of London for a thesis on autoimmune thyroid disease. On completion of the registrar training scheme in general surgery on the Cambridge and North East 
London rotations Mr Palazzo undertook three years of specialist endocrine surgery training in Oxford, Sydney (Australia) and Marseille (France).  He was added to the UK Specialist Register  in 2004. 
Mr Palazzo teaches undergraduates and surgeons in training on thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery, he edited a surgical training manual and is the author of numerous book chapters. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications on all aspects of endocrine surgery.

Languages spoken

English, Italian, French

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: pmWed: Thurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7100 8086

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



British Association of Endocrine Surgeons, European Society of Endocrine Surgeons, International Association of Endocrine Surgeons

NHS hospitals

Hammersmith/Charing Cross


Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

Research interests

Thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism syndromes, adrenal cancer

Key published papers

Hurthle Cell Neoplasms: A New Differential Diagnosis for 18F-FDOPA-avid Thyroid Nodules? Pauleau G, Palazzo FF, Essamet W, Sebag F, Taïeb D. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 21 Jan 2013 
Immunohistochemical markers of the hypoxic response can identify malignancy in phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas and optimize the detection of tumours with VHL germline mutations. 
Pinato DJ, Ramachandran R, Toussi ST, Vergine M, Ngo N, Sharma R, Lloyd T, Meeran K, Palazzo F, Martin N, Khoo B, Dina R, Tan TM. 
Br J Cancer. 2012 Dec 20. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2012.538. [Epub ahead of print] 
Questionable safety of thyroid surgery with same day discharge. 
Doran HE, England J, Palazzo F. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Nov;94(8):543-7. 
Systematic review and meta-analysis of retroperitoneoscopic versus laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Constantinides VA, Christakis I, Touska P, Palazzo FF. Br J Surg. 2012 Dec;99(12):1639-48. 
(18)F-FDG Uptake at Initial Staging of the Adrenocortical Cancers: A Diagnostic Tool but not of Prognostic Value. 
Tessonnier L, Ansquer C, Bournaud C, Sebag F, Mirallié E, Lifante JC, Palazzo FF, Morange I, Drui D, de la Foucardère C, Mancini J, Taïeb D. World J Surg. 2012 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print]  


Media coverage

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