Prof Chris Berney is a Specialist General Surgeon with 30+ Years of Experience. He Specialises in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.

MB, MD, PhD, FMH, FRACS

Prof Chris Berney completed his medical and surgical training in Switzerland before coming to Australia over 25+ years ago.

He has dedicated his professional career to the research and development of many pioneering laparoscopic procedures, such as the use of mesh in hernia surgery, and now has one of the largest series of patients of any surgeons in Australia for this specific approach to hernia repair.

Prof Berney specialises in hernia, reflux, colorectal, gallbladder and endocrine surgery. He also performs routine endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy).

He is fluent in both English and French.

“My aim is to keep developing new surgical approaches and techniques based on the latest scientific evidence that will improve the safety and quality of life for my patients.”

Prof Berney has made a significant 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 laparoscopic hernia surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery is known as “minimally invasive” as it results in a reduced post-operative complication rate, smaller scars and a much quicker recovery time when compared to open surgery.

Areas of Research Interest
Advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, Laparoscopic abdominal wall reconstruction and complex hernia surgery, Needlescopic and robotic surgery, Endocrine and minimally invasive surgery, and Endoscopy.

Scientific Publications

  • Thesis Research (PhD & MD)
    • PhD: Studies on genetic markers and in particular nm23 in sporadic colorectal cancer: predictors of liver metastasis. (1999). University of N.S.W., Sydney, Australia
    • MD: Thesis: Tumeurs endocrines du pancreas. CorrĂ©lation anatomo-pathologique dans 24 cas genevois. (1991). Thesis No. 9254. University of Geneva.
  • Published Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
    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., LepĂšre 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., & MĂ©gevand 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., & MĂ©gevand R. (1992). Leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary hilar vessels, case report. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., 40: 48-51.
    85. MĂ©gevand J.M., Ribaud C., Berney C.R., Spiliopoulos A., & MĂ©gevand 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 GOREÂź BIO-AÂź mesh and Tisseel glueÂź. 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., LepĂšre 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 protĂ©ine nm23 est augmentĂ©e dans le cancer colorectal mĂ©tastatique et est correlĂ©e avec une survie rĂ©duite. 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., & MĂ©gevand R. LĂ©iomyosarcome 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.

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
Postgraduate Specialist Exam (Connaissances de base en Chirurgie), University of Geneva, Switzerland 1992
MD (Doctorat en MĂ©decine), University of Geneva, Switzerland 1991
MB (DiplÎme Fédéral de Médecine), University of Geneva, Switzerland 1988
Tropical Medicine Certificate, University of Geneva, Switzerland 1986

Professional Appointments

VMO, Bankstown-Lidcombe Public Hospital
VMO, Waratah Private Hospital
Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), Waratah Private Hospital
Conjoint Professor, UNSW
Committee Member of the Research Subcommittee of the New South Wales Regional Subcommittee of the Board in General Surgery (RSBiGS)
Coordinator of Undergraduate Surgical Teaching, UNSW
Supervisor of Surgical Education & Training for General Surgery
  • Career Experience
    • 2003 – Present: Specialist Hernia & Gastrointestinal Surgeon in public and private practice
    • 2002 – 2003: Surgical Fellowship in Department of Surgery (Prof. S. Deane), Liverpool Hospital
    • 2001 – 2002: Surgical Fellowship in Department of Surgery (Dr. N. Merrett), Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital
    • 1999 – 2001: Surgical Fellowship (part time) in Department of Surgery (Prof. J. Ham), Prince of Wales Hospital
    • 1996 – 1999: Research Fellowship in Oncology Research Centre (Prof. P. J. Russell) and Department of Surgery (Prof. J. Ham), Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
    • 1992 – 1996: Residency in Department of Surgery, Geneva University Hospital, (Prof. A. Rohner & Prof. P. Graber)
    • 1991 – 1992: Residency in Department of Surgery, Morges Regional Hospital, Switzerland, (Dr. A. Meyer)
    • 1990 – 1991: Residency in Department of Surgery, Geneva University Hospital, (Prof. A. Rohner)
    • 1989 – 1990: Residency in Clinical Pathology, Geneva University Hospital, (Prof. Y. Kapanci)
    • 1988 – 1989: Residency in Department of Surgery, Geneva University Hospital, (Prof. A. Rohner)

Professional Memberships

Member of General Surgeons Australia (GSA)
Member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
Member of the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ)
Associate Member of the Australian and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons (AES)
Member of the European Hernia Society (EHS)
Member of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
Member of the European Association for Transluminal Surgery (EATS)
Member of the Fédération des Médecins Suisses (FMH)

Career Achievements

  • Awards
    • 2012: NSW/ACT Hernia Prize to co-author, Dr. Eugenia Ip at the 2012 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, Australia: “Predictive survey of postoperative pain after totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repairs”.
    • 2011: Best Registrar’s Presentation Prize to co-author, Dr. Ian Rebello at the 80th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal College of Surgeons (RACS), Adelaide, Australia: Prospective study of pain and physical function following endoscopic mesh repair of inguinal hernia with glue fixation. NSW/ACT Hernia Prize to co-author, Dr. Eugenia Ip at the 2011 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Darwin, Australia: Totally extraperitoneal hernia repair with mesh fixation by fibrin glue: safety and outcomes. Tutor of the year, Bankstown-Consultant, University of N.S.W.
    • 2010: Bard Prize given to co-author, Dr. David Links at the 79th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal College of Surgeons (RACS), Perth, Australia: Initial experience with Endoloop technique to reduce post-operative seroma after totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair of direct inguinal hernia (DIH).
    • 1996: Tow Research Prize 1996, The Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals, Sydney, Australia: nm23 protein expression assessed by colour video image analysis is increased in metastatic colorectal cancer and correlates with reduced patient survival.
  • Scholarships
    • 1997-1999: The Anti-Cancer League of Geneva (Ligue Genevoise contre le Cancer)
    • 1996-1999: Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship (OPRS) (Three years enrolment at the University of NSW for a PhD in Medicine/Research)
    • 1996-1997: Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research (Bourse de relĂšve)

Scientific Papers

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 N.S.W., Sydney, Australia

  • Original papers
    1. 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., Apr 12. doi: 10.1007/s00268-019-04989-x. [Epub ahead of print]
    2. Gillion J.F., LepĂšre 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, Mar 18. doi: 10.1007/s10029-019-01924-w. [Epub ahead of print].
    3. 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.
    4. Clout E., Thayaparan M., Douglas C. & Berney C.R. (2018) Long-term follow-up of endoscopic totally extraperitoneal direct inguinal hernia repair using the Endoloop technique. Surg. Endosc. Nov 26. doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6602-5. [Epub ahead of print]
    5. 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]
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. Gillion J.F., Fromont G., LepĂšre 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
    10. 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.
    11. 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.]
    12. 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.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4353961/]
    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. Berney C.R. (2015) Beware of spontaneous reduction “en masse” of inguinal hernia. Hernia, 19: 995-997.
    16. 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/581523
    17. 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.
    18. Berney C.R. (2014) A consideration for the linea alba in the laparoscopic colorectal era. Dis. Colon Rectum, 57: 675-676.
    19. Berney C.R. & Yeo A.E.T. (2013) Mesh fixation with fibrin sealant during endoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia approach: a review of 640 repairs. Hernia, 17: 709-717.
    20. 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/].
    21. Berney C.R. (2013) Re: Thrombin inhibitors: surgical considerations and pharmacology. ANZ J. Surg., 83: 690.
    22. 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.
    23. 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.
    24. Berney C.R. (2013) Is informed consent a deceptive notion with negligible protection value for doctors? ANZ J. Surg., 83: 201-202.
    25. Berney C.R. (2013) Re: Totally extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernias: some remarks on technical details. Langenbecks Arch. Surg., 398: 483-484.
    26. Berney C.R. (2013) Risk of postoperative urinary retention after laparoscopic (TAPP) or endoscopic (TEP) inguinal hernia repair. Surg. Endosc., 27: 694-695.
    27. 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.
    28. Berney C.R. (2012) Is single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy really beneficial? Arch. Surg., 147: 589-590.
    29. Isaacs K., Graham S. & Berney C.R. (2012) Laparoscopic trans-hiatal approach for resection of a midesophageal diverticula. Ann. Thorac. Surg., 94: e17-e19.
    30. Berney C.R. (2012) The Endoloop technique for primary closure of direct inguinal hernia defect during endoscopic totally extraperitoneal approach. Hernia, 16: 301-305.
    31. Berney C.R. (2012) Re : Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of inguinal hernia. Surg. Endosc., 26: 3350-3351.
    32. Berney C.R. (2012) Major common bile duct injury and risk of litigation : a surgeon’s perspective. Am. J. Surg., 204: 800-802.
    33. Berney C.R. (2012) Unusual clinical presentation of a preperitoneal hernia following endoscopic totally extraperitoeneal inguinoscrotal hernia repair. Hernia, 16: 585-587.
    34. Berney C.R. (2012) Re : Laparoscopic evaluation shows deficiencies in memory ring deployment during small ventral hernia repair. World J. Surg., 36: 1206.
    35. Berney C.R. (2012) Mastering the totally extraperitoneal technique is a prerequisite for successful inguinal hernia repair. ANZ J. Surg., 82: 196-197.
    36. Yeo A. & Berney C.R. (2012) Carolinas Comfort Scale for mesh repair of inguinal hernia ANZ J. Surg., 82: 285-286.
    37. Berney C.R. (2011) Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery: where should we draw the line? Ann. Surg., 254: 1081-1083.
    38. Putnis S., Wong A. & Berney C.R. (2011) Synchronous femoral hernias diagnosed during endoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Surg. Endosc., 25: 3752-3754.
    39. 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.
    40. Berney C.R. (2011) Maintaining adequate surgical training in a time of doctor shortages and working time restriction. ANZ J. Surg., 81: 495-496.
    41. 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.
    42. 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.
    43. 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.
    44. 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.
    45. 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.
    46. 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.
    47. 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].
    48. 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.
    49. Ooi K. & Berney C.R. (2008) Laparoscopic repair of gastric volvulus secondary to transverse colon diaphragmatic hernia. M.J.A., 189 : 294.
    50. Graiche J.A., Lane R.J., Cuzzilla M.L., Coroneos J.C. & Berney C.R. (2004) Insuffisance valvulaire veineuse: Imagerie par ultrasonographie et reparation par manchonnage. Phlebologie, 3: 237-252.
    51. 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. Aust. N.Z. J. Surg., 72: 491-495.
    52. Berney C.R. (2002) Retrieving lost stone during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Ann. Surg., 235: 606.
    53. Berney C.R., & Merrett N.D. (2002) Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for gastric cancer. N. Engl. J. Med., 346: 210-211.
    54. 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.
    55. 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. Aust. N.Z. J. Surg., 71: A130.
    56. 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). Aust. N.Z. J. Surg., 71: A128.
    57. 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.
    58. 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 (uPA) and its receptor (uPAR) in colorectal cancer (CRC): independent prognostic factors of metastasis and cancer specific survival, and potential therapeutic targets. Int. J. Cancer, 89: 431-439.
    59. 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.
    60. 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.
    61. 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.
    62. 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.
    63. 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.
    64. 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.
    65. 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: 973-978.
    66. 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.
    67. 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.
    68. 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.
    69. 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.
    70. Berney C.R., Roth A.D., Allal A., & Rohner A. (1997). Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage due to adrenal metastasis of non small cell lung cancer treated by radiation therapy. Acta Oncol., 36: 86-87.
    71. Berney C.R., Kurt A.-M., & Kapanci Y. (1994). Tumeurs endocrines du pancréas: corrélation immunohistochimique et clinique. Schweiz. Med. Wschr., 24: 179-185.
    72. Berney C.R., Clavien P.-A., & Rohner A. (1993). Tumeurs endocrines du pancréas. Le point sur la question. Schweiz. Med. Wschr., 123: 2123-2137.
    73. Berney C.R., Roche B., Kurt A.-M., Spiliopoulos A., & MĂ©gevand R. (1993). Leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary hilar vessels. Search your colleague’s practice, 3: 12-13.
    74. Berney C.R., Clavien P.-A., & Rohner A. (1992). Tumeurs endocrines du pancréas, revue de la littérature. Med. et Hyg., 50: 2622-2633.
    75. Berney C.R., Roche B., Kurt A.-M., Spiliopoulos A., & Mégevand R. (1992). Leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary hilar vessels, case report. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., 40: 48-51.
    76. MĂ©gevand J.M., Ribaud C., Berney C.R., Spiliopoulos A., & MĂ©gevand R. (1991). Amyloidose pulmonaire multinodulaire de type AL. Observation d’un cas et revue de la littĂ©rature. Ann. Chir., 45: 613-617.
  • 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. & Berrney 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 GOREŸ BIO-AŸ mesh and Tisseel glueŸ. 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., LepÚre 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 protĂ©ine nm23 est augmentĂ©e dans le cancer colorectal mĂ©tastatique et est correlĂ©e avec une survie rĂ©duite. 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., & MĂ©gevand R. LĂ©iomyosarcome des vaisseaux du hile pulmonaire. A propos d’un cas. 76th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Surgery (SSC), Bern, Switzerland, June 1990.
  • Books
    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.

Current Memberships with the Following Organisations

Volunteer Work

Prof Berney also volunteers as a Surgeon for multiple not-for-profit organisations, such as Doctors Assisting In South-Pacific Islands (DAISI) and Mercy Ships in Africa. This regular pro-bono work saves countless lives and Prof Berney embarks on these missions 2-3 times per year. See the below documentary video that was created regarding his work training surgeons in PNG how to perform laparoscopic surgery and running a busy clinic in a remote town.

 

Video of Prof Berney in PNG: