Parathyroid Surgeon - Thyroid Surgeon - Adrenal Surgeon


Endocrine Surgeon

Mr Stephen Farrell, MBBS, FRACS is the head of Endocrine Surgery at St Vincent’s Public Hospital and Austin Hospital in Melbourne. He is also the endocrine surgeon for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Stephen is one of Australia's leading Endocrine Surgeons. He has a vast experience of all aspects of endocrine surgery and has performed more than 4000 thyroidectomies and more than 1600 parathyroidectomies. 

When possible, he performs minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, laparoscopic or retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy as well as minimally invasive thyroid surgery.

He performs surgery for: 

  • Thyroid Nodule 
  • Multinodular Goitre
  • Graves' Disease
  • Thyroid Cancer 
  • Parathyroid Adenoma 
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Adrenal Tumour
  • Conn's Syndrome 
  • Adrenal Cushing's Syndrome
  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Islet Cell Tumour
  • Insulinoma
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type I and type II

Recently he co-authored a narrative article in the MJA: Thyroid nodules: diagnosis and management. Rosemary Wong, Stephen Farrell and Mathis Grossmann. Med J Aust 2018; 209 (2): 92-98. 

Stephen is a member of the ANZES, AAES and IAES and has regularly been an invited speaker for the RACS Annual Scientific Congress and a faculty member for the ANZES Postgraduate Course in Endocrine Surgery. He convened the endocrine section of the RACS Annual Scientific Congress held in Hong Kong in 2008.

Stephen operates at  St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Fitzroy, Warringal Private Hospital in Heidelberg and at St Vincent's public, The Austin and Royal Children's Hospitals.

For Appointments

For all Appointments: Call Caroline or Diane on (03) 8415 1655

We will request either you or the referring doctor to send a copy of the referral to help prioritise and check the referral is appropriate. 

Locations & Contact Details

Fitzroy Office and Consultations: 

Level 4, Suite B45,

55 Victoria Parade,

Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Call: (03) 8415 1655

Fax: (03) 94191644


Heidelberg Consultations:

Suite 1, 210 Burgundy Street,

Heidelberg, Victoria 3084

Contact Via Fitzroy office as above

St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne:

59 Victoria Parade,

Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

Warringal Private Hospital:

216 Burgundy St, 

Heidelberg ,VIC 3084