Prof Chris Berney

MB, MD, PhD, FMH, FRACS

Specialist Hernia Surgeon

Swiss and Australian Trained

Swiss & Australian Trained

Introduction

Prof Chris Berney is an eminently experienced hernia surgeon with 30+ years of experience. He has made an immense contribution to medical and surgical research with 85+ published peer reviewed papers of original research and some 56+ published scientific abstracts, chiefly in the area of hernia surgery.

He is an advanced laparoscopic (“keyhole”) surgeon, which is known as ‘minimally invasive surgery’ as it involves smaller scars, less post-operative pain and a faster recovery for the patients when compared to older surgical techniques such as ‘open surgery’.

Areas of Research Interest:
Advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery; Laparoscopic abdominal wall reconstruction; complex hernia surgery; needlescopic and robotic surgery; endocrine and minimally invasive surgery; and endoscopy.

30+
Years
Experience
1,500+
Laparoscopic Inguinal
Hernia Data Entry Alone
<1%
Recurrence
Rate
<1%
Chronic Groin
Pain

Prof Berney is a highly qualified minimally invasive laparoscopic (keyhole) specialist and renowned international hernia surgeon with over 30+ years of medical and surgical experience, with 20+ years dedicated to the field of hernia surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction.

With more than 7,500+ surgical procedures performed using the techniques that he has refined over his career, his patients enjoy outstanding results with very high long-term satisfaction index and improved quality-of-Life.

With over 1,500 cases recorded in the NHI database, Prof Berney has the world largest collection of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs, using the safest and non-traumatic fibrin glue for mesh fixation. The main advantages (compared to stapled mesh fixation) of this technique include no risk of vascular, nerve, or bladder injuries; significantly reduced incidence of acute postoperative or chronic groin pain, and reduced hernia recurrence rate that is <1%.

Prof Berney has outstanding results that have been largely published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at various international conferences and meetings.

Qualifications

GESA Certification (Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy), Gastroenterological Society of Australia 2002
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), Specialist in General Surgery 2002
PhD (Medicine), UNSW 1999
FMH, Specialist in General Surgery, Switzerland 1997
Doctorate of Medicine (MD), University of Geneva, Switzerland 1991
Medical Degree (MB), University of Geneva, Switzerland 1988
Tropical Medicine Certificate, University of Geneva, Switzerland 1986

Scientific Papers

  • Academic Research Degrees (PhD & MD)
    • Thesis: Tumeurs endocrines du pancreas. Corrélation anatomo-pathologique dans 24 cas genevois. (1991). Thesis No. 9254. University of Geneva.
    • Ph.D. : Studies on genetic markers and in particular nm23 in sporadic colorectal cancer: predictors of liver metastasis. (1999). University of NSW, Sydney, Australia.
  • Published Original Papers
    1. Badiani S., Gonzales R., Berney C.R., Cohen R. (2020) No room for womb – a rare cause of mechanical large bowel obstruction. ANZ J. Surg., Accepted for publication.
    2. Badiani S., Gatmaitan R., Clout E., Berney C.R. (2020) Endoscopic retrieval of a migrated intrauterine contraceptive device in the rectosigmoid colon. ANZ J. Surg., Accepted for publication.
    3. Berney C.R. (2020) Smartphone lavatory syndrome. ANZ J. Surg., Accepted for publication.
    4. Pham M., Cohen-Hallaleh R., Berney C.R. (2020) Laparoscopic repair of para-esophageal hernia using absorbable biosynthetic mesh. JoVE, Accepted for publication.
    5. Berney C.R. (2020) Enforced smoking cessation program prior to elective surgery. ANZ J Surg, 90: 19-20.
    6. Chong C.W.K., Lau L.M., Phua L., Teng N. & Berney C.R. (2019) Starting a movement: an epidemiological audit into the distribution and determinants of Clostridium difficele infection at an Australian tertiary hospital site. A.M.J., 12(12): 328-336. [Online at: https://www.amj.net.au/index.php/AMJ/article/view/3641]
    7. Berney C.R. (2019) Hybrid laparoscopic/open mesh repair of combined bilateral arcuate line and ventral hernias. J. Surg. Case Rep., Sep 25; 2019(9):rjz268. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjz268. eCollection 2019 Sep [Online at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31579508]
    8. Berney C.R. (2019) Avoiding burnout: empathy v compassion. InSight+, 24 June [Online at: https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2019/24/avoiding-burnout-difference-between-empathy-and-compassion/]
    9. Sneiders D., Yurtkap Y., Kroese L.F., Kleinrensink G.J., Lange J.F., Gillion J.F. & Hernia-Club Members. (2019) Risk factors for incarceration in patients with primary abdominal wall and incisional hernias: a prospective study in 4472 patients. World J. Surg., 43: 1906-1913.
    10. Gillion J.F., Lepere M., Barrat C., Cas O., Dabrowski A., Jurczak F., Khalil H., Zaranis C. & French Club Hernie Study Group. (2019) Two-year patient-related outcome measures (PROM) of primary ventral and incisional hernia repair using a novel three-dimensional composite polyester monofilament mesh: the SymCHro registry study. Hernia, 23: 767-781.
    11. Toon C.W., Cooper W., Selinger C., Berney C.R., Tomlinson J. (2019) Malignant gastrointestinal neuroectodermal tumour (GNET): neural mesenchymal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract with striking histology and EWSR1 gene rearrangement. Pathology, 51: 324-327.
    12. Berney C.R. (2019) Laparoscopic splenic vessels and spleen-preserving extended distal pancreatectomy for single metastatic renal cell carcinoma. J. Minim. Access. Surg., 15: 249-252.
    13. Clout E., Thayaparan M., Douglas C., Berney C.R. (2019) Long-term follow-up of endoscopic totally extraperitoneal direct inguinal hernia repair using the Endoloop technique. Surg. Endosc., 33: 2967-2974.
    14. Berney C.R. (2018) Laparoscopic transgastric resection of intraluminal gastric GIST with concurrent mesh repair of large sliding hiatus hernia: a case report. Clin. Surg., 3: Article 2156. [Online at: http://www.clinicsinsurgery.com/full-text/cis-v3-id2156.php]
    15. Romain B., Gillion J.F., Ortega-Deballon P., Meyer N. & Hernia-Club Members (2018) Patient’s satisfaction at 2 years after groin hernia repair: any difference according to the technique? Hernia, 22: 801-812.
    16. Malouf P.A., Descallar J., Berney C.R. (2018) Bilateral totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair of the ultrasound-diagnosed asymptomatic contralateral inguinal hernia. Surg Endosc, 32: 955-962.
    17. Berney C.R. (2017) Methodical endoscopic repair of congenital indirect inguinoscrotal hernia in adult male patients with completely patent processus vaginalis. Hernia, 21: 737-743.
    18. Gillion J.F., Fromont G., Lepère M., Letoux N., Dabrowski A., Zaranis C., Barrat C. & Hernia-Club Members (2016) Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair using a novel intraperitoneal lightweight mesh coated with hyaluronic acid: 1-year follow-up from a case-control study using the Hernia-Club registry. Hernia, 20: 711-722
    19. Berney C.R. , Descallar J. (2016) Review of 1000 fibrin glue mesh fixation during endoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair. Surg. Endosc., 30: 4544-4552
    20. Berney C.R. (2015) Correspondence: Laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernia – “How I do it” – synopsis of a seemingly straightforward technique. BMC Surg. Aug 19; 15:99. [Online at: doi: 10.1186/s12893-015-0080-7 or http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s12893-015-0080-7.pdf.]
    21. Berney C.R. (2015) Laparoscopic resection of locally advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) of the stomach following neoadjuvant imatinib chemoreduction. Int. J. Surg. Case Rep., 8: 103-106. [Online at: doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.01.045 or http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4353961/]
    22. Knox R.D., Berney C.R. (2015) A preoperative hernia symptom score predicts inguinal hernia anatomy and outcomes after TEP repair. Surg. Endosc., 29: 481-486.
    23. Berney C.R. (2015) Beware of spontaneous reduction “en masse” of inguinal hernia. Hernia, 19: 995-997.
    24. Berney C.R. (2015) Letter Re: Randomized double-blinded prospective trial of fibrin sealant spray versus mechanical stapling in laparoscopic TEP hernioplasty. Ann. Surg, 262: e125.
    25. Gandy R.C., Berney C.R. (2014) Safety of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in a low-volume setting: review of early and late outcome. Gastroenterol. Res. Pract., 2014: 581523. [Online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/581523].
    26. Shahab Y.K., Ooi K., Berney C.R. (2014) Evaluating the use of mechanical bowel preparation for elective colorectal resections amongst Australasians surgeons. ANZ J. Surg., 84: 297.
    27. Berney C.R. (2014) A consideration for the linea alba in the laparoscopic colorectal era. Dis. Colon Rectum, 57:675-676.
    28.  De Lacavalerie P., Iskander M., Berney C.R. (2013) Lost and found. O.J.O.G., 3 :4-6. [Online at http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojog/].
    29. Berney C.R. (2013) Re: Thrombin inhibitors: surgical considerations and pharmacology. ANZ J. Surg., 83: 690.
    30. Berney C.R. (2013) Comment to: First laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal repair of Laugier’s hernia: a case report. Ates M, Dirican A, Kose E, Isik B, Yilmaz S. Hernia 2013; 17: 121-123. Hernia, 17: 551-553
    31. Berney C.R. (2013) Response to Re: “Is informed consent a deceptive notion with negligible protection value for doctors? ANZ J. Surg., 83: 590-591.
    32. Berney C.R., Yeo A.E. (2013) Mesh fixation with fibrin sealant during endoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia approach: a review of 640 repairs. Hernia, 17: 709-717.
    33. Berney C.R. (2013) Is informed consent a deceptive notion with negligible protection value for doctors? ANZ J. Surg., 83: 201-202.
    34. Berney C.R. (2013) Re: Totally extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernias: some remarks on technical details. Langenbecks Arch. Surg., 398: 483-484.
    35. Berney C.R. (2013) Risk of postoperative urinary retention after laparoscopic (TAPP) or endoscopic (TEP) inguinal hernia repair. Surg. Endosc., 27: 694-695.
    36. Putnis S., Berney C.R. (2012) Totally extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia. techniques and pitfalls of a challenging procedure. Langenbecks Arch. Surg., 397: 1343-1351.
    37. Berney C.R. (2012) Is single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy really beneficial? Arch. Surg., 147: 589-590.
    38. Isaacs K.E., Graham S.A., Berney C.R. (2012) Laparoscopic transhiatal approach for resection of midesophageal diverticula. Ann. Thorac. Surg., 94: e17-19.
    39. Berney C.R. (2012) Re : Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of inguinal hernia. Surg. Endosc., 26: 3350-3351.
    40. Berney C.R. (2012) Major common bile duct injury and risk of litigation : a surgeon’s perspective. Am. J. Surg., 204: 800-802.
    41. Berney C.R. (2012) Unusual clinical presentation of a preperitoneal hernia following endoscopic totally extraperitoeneal inguinoscrotal hernia repair. Hernia, 16: 585-587.
    42. Berney C.R. (2012) The Endoloop technique for the primary closure of direct inguinal hernia defect during endoscopic totally extraperitoneal approach. Hernia, 16: 301-305.
    43. Berney C.R. (2012) Re : Laparoscopic evaluation shows deficiencies in memory ring deployment during small ventral hernia repair. World J. Surg., 36: 1206.
    44. Berney C.R. (2012) Mastering the totally extraperitoneal technique is a prerequisite for successful inguinal hernia repair. ANZ J. Surg., 82: 196-197.
    45. Yeo A.E., Berney C.R. (2012) Carolinas Comfort Scale for mesh repair of inguinal hernia ANZ J. Surg., 82: 285-286.
    46. Berney C.R. (2011) Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery: where should we draw the line? Ann. Surg., 254: 1081-1083.
    47. Putnis S., Wong A., Berney C.R. (2011) Synchronous femoral hernias diagnosed during endoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Surg. Endosc., 25: 3752-3754.
    48. Berney C.R. (2011) Re : Contralateral metachronous inguinal hernias and role of prophylaxis during TEP repair, B. Zendejas et al (2011). Hernia, 5: 595-596.
    49. Berney C.R. (2011) Maintaining adequate surgical training in a time of doctor shortages and working time restriction. ANZ J. Surg., 81: 495-496.
    50. Berney C.R. (2011) Negative appendicectomy and perforation rates in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery for suspected appendicitis (Br J Surg 2011 ; 98 : 589-595). Br. J. Surg., 98 :1335.
    51. Links D.R., Berney C.R. (2011) Traumatic lumbar hernia repair : a laparoscopic technique for mesh fixation with an iliac crest suture anchor. Hernia, 15 : 691-693.
    52. Rothwell L., Berney C.R. (2011) Safety of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in a low-volume setting – Results of a single surgeon experience. ANZ J. Surg., 81 (Suppl. 1): A42.
    53. Rebello I., Berney C.R. (2011) Prospective study of pain and physical function following endoscopic mesh repair of inguinal hernia with glue fixation. ANZ J. Surg., 81 (Suppl. 1): A38.
    54. Graham S., Isaacs K., Berney C.R. (2011) Laparoscopic trans-hiatal approach for a symptomatic pulsion diverticulum of the midthoracic oesophagus. ANZ J. Surg., 81 (Suppl. 1): A37.
    55. Khaleal F., Berney C.R. (2011) The role of fibrin glue in decreasing chronic pain in laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair : a single surgeon’s experience. ANZ J. Surg., 81 : 154-158.
    56. Berney C.R. (2010) Complicated incarcerated rectal prolapse: A surgical challenge in an elderly patient on antiplatelet agents. A.M.J., 3 : 691-693. [Online at http://www.amj.net.au/index.php?journal=AMJ&page=article&op=viewFile&path%5B%5D=428&path%5B%5D=655].
    57. Links D. J., Berney C.R. (2010) Initial experience with endoloop technique to reduce post-operative seroma after totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair of direct inguinal hernias (DIH). ANZ J. Surg., 80 (Suppl. 1) A30-A38.
    58. Ooi K., Berney C.R. (2008) Laparoscopic repair of gastric volvulus secondary to transverse colon diaphragmatic hernia. Med.J.Aust., 189 : 294-295.
    59. Graiche J.A., Lane R.J., Cuzzilla M.L., Coroneos J.C., & Berney C.R. (2004) Insuffisance valvulaire veineuse: Imagerie par ultrasonographie et réparation par manchonnage. Phlebologie, 3: 237-252.
    60. Chircop M.P., Yu Y., Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Crowe P.J., & Walsh W.R. (2002) Wound healing and growth factor expression in T lymphocyte deficiency. ANZ J. Surg., 72: 491-495.
    61. Berney C.R. (2002) Intraabdominal infection several months following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Ann. Surg., 235: 606.
    62. Berney C.R., Merrett N.D. (2002) Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for gastric cancer. N. Engl. J. Med., 346: 210-211.
    63. Crowe P.J., Yang J.-L., Berney C.R., Erskine C., Ham J.M., Fisher R.J., & Russell P.J. (2001) Genetic markers of survival and liver recurrence after resection of liver metastases from colorectal cancer. World J. Surg., 25: 996-1001.
    64. Chircop M.P., Yu Y., Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Crowe P.J., & Walsh W.R. (2001) Wound healing in nude mice – a mechanical, histological and immunohistochemical study. ANZ J. Surg., 71: A130.
    65. Berney C.R., Downing S.R., Yang J.-L., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (2001). Expression of apoptosis-related bcl-2 messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein in human colorectal cancer (CRC). ANZ J. Surg., 71: A128.
    66. Roth A.D., Berney C.R., Rohner S., Allal A.S., Morel P., Marti M.-C., Aapro M.S. & Alberto P. (2000) Intra-arterial chemotherapy in locally advanced or recurrent carcinomas of the penis and anal canal: an active treatment modality with curative potential. Br. J. Cancer, 83: 1637-1642.
    67. Yang J.-L., Seetoo D.-Q., Wang Y., Ranson M., Berney C.R., Ham J.M., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (2000). Urokinase-type plasminogen activator and its receptor in colorectal cancer: independent prognostic factors of metastasis and cancer-specific survival, and potential therapeutic targets. Int. J. Cancer, 89: 431-439.
    68. Berney C.R., Downing S.R., Yang J.-L., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (2000). Evidence for post-transcriptional down-regulation of the apoptosis-related gene bcl-2 in human colorectal cancer. J. Pathol., 191: 15-20.
    69. Berney C.R., Fisher R.J., Yang J.-L., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (2000). Genomic alterations (LOH, MI) on chromosome 17q21-23 and prognosis of sporadic colorectal cancer. Int. J. Cancer, 89: 1-7.
    70. Chircop M.P., Yu Y., Berney C.R., Crowe P.J., & Walsh W.R. (1999). Wound healing and growth factor expression in the presence of T-lymphocyte deficiency. Aust. NZ J. Surg., 69 (Suppl.): A81-A82.
    71. Yang J.-L., Seetoo D.-Q., Ranson M., Wang Y., Berney C.R., Ham J.M., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (1999). (#933) Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor in invasion and metastasis of human colorectal cancer. Proc. Am. Soci. Clin. Oncol., 18 : 243a.
    72. Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Fisher R.J., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (1999). Protein markers in colorectal cancer: Predictors of liver metastasis. Ann. Surg., 230: 179-184.
    73. Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Fisher R.J., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (1998). Correlates of urokinase-type plasminogen activator in colorectal cancer: positive relationship with nm23 and c-erbB-2 protein expression. Oncol. Res.,10: 47-54.
    74. Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Fisher R.J., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (1998). Vascular endothelial growth factor expression is reduced in liver metastasis from colorectal cancer and correlates with urokinase-type plasminogen activator. Anticancer Res., 18: 973-977.
    75. Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Fisher R.J., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (1998). Overexpression of nm23 protein assessed by color video image analysis in metastatic colorectal cancer correlates with reduced patient survival. World J. Surg., 22: 484-490.
    76. Yang J.-L., Wang Y., Seetoo D.-Q., Berney C.R., Berry J., Sinnott T., Russell P.J. & Crowe P.J. (1998). (#2829) Reduction of invasive/metastatic potential in human colon cancer cells transfected with anti-sense urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor. Proc. Am. Assoc. Cancer Res., 39: 416.
    77. Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Fisher R.J., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (1998). (# 344) Protein markers in metastasis of colorectal cancer. Proc. Am. Assoc. Cancer Res., 39: 50.
    78. Yang J.-L-, Hanley J.R., Yu Y., Berney C.R., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. (1997). In vivo overexpression of c-erbB-2 oncoprotein in xenografts of mice implanted with human colon cancer lines. Anticancer Res., 17: 3463-3468.
    79. Berney C.R., Roth A.D., Allal A., & Rohner A. (1997). Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage due to adrenal metastasis for non-small cell lung cancer treated by radiation therapy. Acta Oncol., 36: 91-93.
    80. Berney C.R., Kurt A.-M., & Kapanci Y. (1994). Endocrine tumors of the pancreas: immunohistochemical and clinical correlation. Schweiz. Med. Wochenschr., 24: 179-185.
    81. Berney C.R., Clavien P.-A., & Rohner A. (1993). Endocrine tumors of the pancreas. Status of the question. Schweiz. Med. Wochenschr. 123: 2123-2137.
    82. Berney C.R., Roche B., Kurt A.-M., Spiliopoulos A., & Mégevand R. (1993). Leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary hilar vessels. Search your colleague’s practice, 3: 12-13.
    83. Berney C.R., Clavien P.-A., & Rohner A. (1992). Tumeurs endocrines du pancréas, revue de la littérature. Méd. et Hyg., 50: 2622-2633.
    84. Berney C.R., Roche B., Kurt A.-M., Spiliopoulos A., & Mégevand R. (1992). Leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary hilar vessels, case report. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., 40: 48-51.
    85. Mégevand J.M., Ribaud C., Berney C.R., Spiliopoulos A., & Mégevand R. (1991). Multinodular pulmonary type AL amyloidosis. Report of a case and review of the literature. Ann. Chir., 45: 613-617.
  • Published Abstracts
    1. Zhao L., Moollan Y. & Berney C.R. Predicting the types of inguinal hernia and other associated hernias using the Modified Carolinas Comfort Scale (MCCS) pre-operatively. 41st Annual International Congress of the European Hernia Society (EHS), Hamburg, Germany, September 2019
    2. Zhao L., Moollan Y. & Berney C.R. Predicting the size, location and associated hernia using the Modified Carolinas Comfort Scale (MCCS) in the pre-operative setting. 41st Annual International Congress of the European Hernia Society (EHS), Hamburg, Germany, September 2019
    3. Pham M., Cohen-Hallaleh R. & Berney C.R. Laparoscopic repair of para-oesophageal hernia using bio-synthetic GORE® BIO-A® mesh and Tisseel glue®. 88th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Bangkok, Thailand, May 2019.
    4. Berney C.R. Laparo-endoscopic (TAPP/TEP) management of complex and recurrent groin hernias. 87th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, May 2018.
    5. Albayati S., Morgan M., Turner C. & Berney C.R. Robot-assisted vs. laparoscopic ventral rectopexy for the treatment of rectal prolapse, rectal intussusception, and/or rectocele. 87th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, May 2018.
    6. Albayati S., Morgan M., Berney C.R., Descallar J. & Turner C. Does pelvic floor training improve symptoms of faecal incontinence and obstructed defecation in patients with high-grade rectal intussusception and/or rectocele? 87th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, May 2018.
    7. Cohen-Hallaleh R. & Berney C.R. Laparoscopic hernia repair: a unit’s experience. 9th GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Canbera, September 2017.
    8. Berney C.R. Fixed the groin-now there’s pain. 86th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, May 2017.
    9. Berney C.R., Gillion J.-F., Lepère M. & Zaranis C. One-year study results of ventral hernia repair with Symbotex composite mesh. 86th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, May 2017.
    10. Clout E, Thayaparan M. & Berney C.R. Long-term follow-up of totally extraperitoneal laparoscopic direct inguinal hernia repair using the Endoloop technique. 86th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, May 2017.
    11. Malouf P.A. & Berney C.R. Bilateral totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair of the ultrasound-diagnosed asymptomatic contralateral inguinal hernia. 86th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, May 2017.
    12. Berney C.R. Minimisation of chronic pain post hernia surgery. 3rd ANZ Hernia Forum 2016-Current Issues & Practice in Hernia Surgeryorld, Sydney, Australia, October 2016.
    13. Teo A. & Berney C.R. A technique of prosthetic mesh fibrin glue fixation for crural reinforcement in laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia. 1st World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery, Milano, Italy, April 2015 [Hernia, VS:13, 19 (Suppl 1): S348].
    14. Berney C.R. Safety and reproducibility of the Endoloop technique for prevention of seroma formation following endoscopic totally extraperitoneal repair of direct inguinal hernia. 1st World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery, Milano, Italy, April 2015 [Hernia, PO:234, 19 (Suppl 1): S302].
    15. Lim R. & Berney C.R. Safety of totally extraperitoneal approach for repair of indirect inguinal hernia in adults with completely patent processus vaginalis. 1st World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery, Milano, Italy, April 2015 [Hernia, PO:203, 19 (Suppl 1): S290].
    16. Porter A. & Berney C.R. Fibrin sealant for mesh fixation of inguinal hernias during totally extraperitoneal (TEP) approach offers outstanding results in terms of postoperative chronic pain: a prospective cohort study 967 inguinal hernia repairs. 1st World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery, Milano, Italy, April 2015 [Hernia, PO:120, 19 (Suppl 1): S256].
    17. Wang K. & Berney C.R. Long term safety of open underlay repair of small ventral/umbilical hernias using a self-expanding dual-sided polypropylene mesh. 1st World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery, Milano, Italy, April 2015 [Hernia, PO:39, 19 (Suppl 1): S216].
    18. Berney C.R. & Malouf P. Totally extraperitoneal bilateral repair of clinically unilateral inguinal hernia with positive ultrasound findings of the contralateral groin does not increase discomfort or morbidity. 1st World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery, Milano, Italy, April 2015 [Hernia, CO24:06, 19 (Suppl 1): S178].
    19. Berney C.R. Laparoscopic complex hiatal hernia repair with dual-sided composite mesh and fibrin glue fixation. 1st World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery, Milano, Italy, April 2015 [Hernia, HS1:07, 19 (Suppl 1): S80].
    20. Knox R. & Berney C.R. Preoperative symptom scoring predicts inguinal hernia anatomy and outcomes after TEP repair. 5th General Surgeons Australia (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia, September 2013.
    21. Wang K. & Berney C.R. Long term safety of small ventral hernia repair with a self-expanding dual-sided polypropylene mesh. 5th General Surgeons Australia (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia, September 2013.
    22. Berney C.R. Bariatric surgery – Last stop for successful long-term weight loss. Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery Workshop, 38th World Congress of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, November 2012.
    23. Ip E. & Berney C.R. Predictive survey of postoperative pain after totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repairs. 4th General Surgeons Australia (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, September 2012.
    24. Berney C.R. Laparoscopic trans-hiatal approach for a large pulsion diverticulum of the midthoracic esophagus. 5th International Hernia Congress, New York, United States, March 2012 [Hernia, P-1837, 16 (Suppl 1): S233].
    25. Berney C.R. & Gandy R.C. Technique and safety of open underlay mesh repair of small ventral hernias using a self-expanding dual-sided polypropylene patch. 5th International Hernia Congress, New York, United States, March 2012 [Hernia, P-1398, 16 (Suppl 1): S152].
    26. Berney C.R. The Endoloop technique for plication of the attenuated transversalis fascia in TEP repair of direct inguinal hernia. 5th International Hernia Congress, New York, United States, March 2012 [Hernia, P-1397, 16 (Suppl 1): S152].
    27. Berney C.R. & Yeo A.E.T. Technique of mesh fixation with fibrin sealant: safety and outcome of 640 endoscopic extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repairs. 5th International Hernia Congress, New York, United States, March 2012 [Hernia, P-1476, 16 (Suppl 1): S168].
    28. Ip E., Yeo A.E.T., Rebello I. & Berney C.R. Totally extraperitoneal hernia repair with mesh fixation by fibrin glue: safety and outcomes. General Surgeons Australia (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, September 2011.
    29. Gandy R.C. & Berney C.R. Underlay repair of small ventral hernias using self-expanding polypropylene and ePTFE patch. General Surgeons Australia (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, September 2011.
    30. Rothwell L. & Berney C.R. Safety of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in a low-volume setting – Results of a single surgeon experience. 80th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, May 2011.
    31. Graham S., Isaacs K. & Berney C.R. Laparoscopic trans-hiatal approach for a symptomatic pulsion diverticulum of the midthoracic oesophagus. 80th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, May 2011.
    32. Rebello I. & Berney C.R. Prospective study of pain and physical function following endoscopic mesh repair of inguinal hernia with glue fixation. 80th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, May 2011.
    33. Berney C.R. Ventral hernia repair: surgical options. Hernia Forum 2010, Sydney, Australia, October 2010.
    34. Yee G. & Berney C.R. Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair with non-absorbable mesh and fibrin glue. General Surgeons Australia (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, September 2010.
    35. Wong A., Putnis S. & Berney C.R. Synchronous femoral hernias diagnosed during totally extra-peritoneal (TEP) endoscopic inguinal hernia repair. General Surgeons Australia (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, September 2010.
    36. Wykes J., Berney C.R., Amighian R. & Goraishi T. Can surgical registrars perform laparoscopic appendicectomy safely? General Surgeons Australia (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, September 2010.
    37. Links D. & Berney C.R. Initial experience with Endoloop technique to reduce post-operative seroma after TEP repair of direct inguinal hernia. 79th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Perth, Western Australia, Australia, May 2010.
    38. Berney C.R. Laparoscopic surgery techniques. The 10th Annual General Practitioner Conference & Exhibition (GPCE), Homebush Bay, N.S.W., Australia, May 2005.
    39. Berney C.R. Surgical management of morbid obesity. ESMA Annual Clinical Conference – “Update in Clinical Medicine”, Blue Mountains, N.S.W., Australia, November 2004.
    40. Yang J.-L., Russell P.J., Seetoo D.-Q., White S.J., Sajinovic M., Berney C.R., Crowe P.J., & Heath J.K. A33 antigen expression and progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA), Adelaide, Australia, November 2000.
    41. Yang J.-L., Seetoo D.-Q., Ranson M., Wang Y., Berney C.R., Ham J.M., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) in invasion and metastasis of human colorectal cancer (CRC). 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Atlanta, USA, May 1999.
    42. Chircop M.P., Yu Y., Berney C.R., Crowe P.J., & Walsh W.R. Wound healing and growth factor expression in the presence of T-lymphocyte deficiency. Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Auckland, New Zealand, May 1999.
    43. Chircop M.P., Yu Y., Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Crowe P.J., & Walsh W.R. Wound healing and growth factor expression in nude mice: healing in the presence of T-lymphocyte deficiency. 9th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biomaterials (ASB), Canberra, Australia, March 1999.
    44. Yang J.-L., Seetoo D.Q., Ranson M., Berney C.R., Ham J.M., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) in metastatic colorectal cancer. 11th Lorne Cancer Conference, Lorne, Australia, February 1999.
    45. Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. Genomic alterations on chromosome 17q21-23 and liver metastasis of sporadic colorectal cancer. 11th Lorne Cancer Conference, Lorne, Australia, February 1999.
    46. Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. Allelic loss and genomic instability on chromosome 17q in sporadic human colorectal cancer: association with nm23 protein expression and liver metastasis.1st Annual Meeting of the Arab International Congress / Exhibition on Cancer (AICEC), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1998.
    47. Berney C.R., Downing S.R., Yang J.-L., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. Evidence for post-transcriptional down-regulation of the apoptosis-related gene bcl-2 in human colorectal cancer. 1st Annual Meeting of the Arab International Congress / Exhibition on Cancer (AICEC), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1998.
    48. Chircop M.P., Yu Y., Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Crowe P.J., & Walsh W.R. Wound healing in nude mice – a mechanical, histological and immunohistochemical study. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Australia (SRSA), Leura, Australia, August 1998.
    49. Berney C.R., Downing S.R., Yang J.-L., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. Expression of apoptosis-related bcl-2 messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein in human colorectal cancer (CRC). Annual Scientific Meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Australia (SRSA), Leura, Australia, August 1998.
    50. Yang J.-L., Wang Y., Seetoo D.-Q., Berney C.R., Berry J., Sinnott T., Russell P.J. & Crowe P.J. Reduction of invasive/metastatic potential in human colon cancer cells transfected with anti-sense urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor. 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), New Orleans, USA, March 1998.
    51. Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Fisher R.J., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. Biomarkers in metastasis of colorectal cancer. 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), New Orleans, USA, March 1998
    52. Berney C.R., Berney T., Yang J.-L., Fisher R.J., Crowe P.J., & Morel P. L’expression de la protéine nm23 est augmentée dans le cancer colorectal métastatique et est correlée avec une survie réduite. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Surgery (SSC), Davos, Switzerland, June 1997.
    53. Yang J.-L., Hanley J., Yu Y., Berney C.R., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. Expression of c-neu and nm23 in xenografted tissues of mice implanted in the caecum with human colon cancer cell lines. 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA), Brisbane, Australia, November 1996.
    54. Berney C.R., Yang J.-L., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. nm23 protein expression, assessed by colour video image analysis (VIA), is increased in metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA), Brisbane, Australia, November 1996.
    55. Berney C.R., Roth A.D., Rohner S., Marti M.-C., & Alberto P. Potentiel curatif de la chimiothérapie (CHIMIO) intra-artérielle (IA) dans les cancers du pénis (PE) et du canal anal (CA) avancés ou en rechute. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Surgery (SSC), Geneva, Switzerland, June 1996.
    56. Roche B., Berney C.R., Kurt A.-M., Spiliopoulos A., & Mégevand R. Léiomyosarcome des vaisseaux du hile pulmonaire. A propos d’un cas. 76th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Surgery (SSC), Bern, Switzerland, June 1990.
  • Published Book Chapters
    1. Berney C.R., Fisher R.J., Yang J.-L., Russell P.J., & Crowe P.J. Protein markers in colorectal cancer: Predictors of liver metastasis. In T., Eberlein, et al. (eds), 2000 Year Book: (4) Surgery. p24., St. Louis, Mosby-Year Book, Inc.
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