Mr Stephen Farrell


Stephen is a dedicated Endocrine surgeon. He does not do other types of elective general surgery.

Stephen undertook post-fellowship training in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, then in Endocrine Surgery in Sheffield, England under Barney Harrison and In Lille, France under Charles Proye, Bruno Carnaille and Francois Pattou.

His special area of expertise is in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia and other Inherited endocrine tumour syndromes on which he authored the chapter in the textbook of Endocrine surgery edited by Gagner, Schwartz and Pertsemlidis, and in the second edition, edited by Pertsemlidis, Inabnet and Gagner. (CRC Press Published July 7, 2017 Reference - 752 Pages - 300 B/W Illustrations ISBN 9781482259599 - CAT# K24192)

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 is responsible for the training of Endocrine Surgery Fellows at both St Vincent's and Austin Hospitals.

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.

General Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Endocrine
Professional Qualifications
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Level 4, 55 Victoria ParadeSuite B45, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065, AustraliaP: 03 84151655F: 03 94191644E: [email protected]W: