Stephen Farrell, MBBS, FRACS is the head of Endocrine Surgery at St Vincent’s Public Hospital and Austin Hospital in Melbourne. He is the endocrine surgeon for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
In Private he operates at St Vincent's Private hospital, Fitzroy and Warringal Hospital in Heidelberg.
Stephen is one of Australia's leading Endocrine Surgeons. Over more than 20 years as a specialist, he has a vast experience of all aspects of endocrine surgery and has performed more than 4500 thyroid operations and more than 1800 parathyroid operations.
When possible, he performs minimally invasive or "Keyhole" parathyroid surgery and thyroid surgery, and laparoscopic or retroperitoneoscopic ("Keyhole") adrenal surgery.
Stephen performs ultrasound and ultrasound guided biopsies, when appropriate, in his office. He will organise other investigations to clarify the diagnosis and plan the most appropriate management, whether that is observation, medical treatment or surgery,
When surgery is the best treatment, he will perform :
Parathyroid surgery for
Thyroid surgery for
Neck Dissection for Thyroid cancer involving Lymph nodes
Removal of Branchial and Thyroglossal cysts
Adrenal surgery for
And Pancreatic surgery for
His special areas of interest are
He has published many peer reviewed articles and two Chapters: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia and other Familial Endocrine Tumour Syndromes. Stephen Farrell and Charles Proye. In: Endocrine Surgery. Schwartz, Pertsemlidis and Gagner (Eds). Marcel Dekker. New York 2004. p583-612.
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia. In Endocrine Surgery. Pertsemlidis, Inabnet and Gagner (Eds). CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL 2017. Pages 529-558.
Recently he co-authored the following important guidelines for Primary Hyperparathyroidism:
19 December 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/cen.14650
Stephen 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. He trains surgical registrars and fellows who will be the next generation of Endocrine surgeons.
For all Appointments: Call Caroline on (03) 8415 1655.
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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
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
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