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Areas of Expertise

Prof Palazzo performs a range of treatments/surgeries, including:

  • Thyroidectomy (including mini incision and re-operative)
  • Parathyroidectomy for primary and renal hyperparathyroidism
  • Re-operative parathyroidectomy
  • Laparoscopic and retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy.

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:

  • Thyroid goitre and cancer
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal parathyroid disease
  • Adrenal tumours
  • Adrenal cortex tumours and phaeochromocytomas
  • MEN & other endocrine surgical syndromes

Personal Biography

Professor Fausto Palazzo MS FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Gen) is a Consultant Endocrine Surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare and is a professor at Imperial College London.

He qualified in 1992, and trained first as a general surgeon in West London and Essex, before becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997. After spending two years as an endocrine surgical research fellow at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, he developed a specialist interest in endocrine surgery.

He undertook specialist endocrine surgery training in Oxford, Sydney (Australia) and France, and was awarded a Master of Surgery by the University of London for a thesis on autoimmune thyroid disease. He was then added to the UK specialist register in 2004.

Professor Palazzo took up his current post as Consultant Endocrine Surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital, in 2005, and since 2006 has been the clinical lead consultant in endocrine surgery at that Trust.

He has been on the executive board of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons, as well as UK delegate to the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons and is currently on the Council of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He has also recently been an advisor on the guidelines for the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism for NICE.

Practising Hours

Professor Fausto Palazzo is available during the following times:

Thursdays: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Consulting  Fees

A consultation with Professor Palazzo costs £250-300.


Professor Palazzo has published extensively on all aspects of endocrine disease and surgery, with over 120 peer-reviewed publications on all aspects of endocrine surgery. He has also edited a surgical training manual and is the author of numerous book chapters.

His research interests include:

  • Quality assurance in endocrine surgery
  • Minimal Access thyroid/parathyroid & adrenal surgery.

“I met Fausto Palazzo when he was a surgical fellow at Barts, and have worked with him regularly since. Now elevated to be Professor of Endocrine Surgery at Imperial College, he is one of the finest endocrine surgeons I have known. In addition to his delicate and immaculate surgical technique, he has exceptional diagnostic and management skills.”

Professor S L Chew, consultant at OneWelbeck

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