Associate Professor Greg Falk

Clinical Associate Professor
Surgery, Concord Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9745 1099
Fax +61 2 9416 2907

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Clinical Specialty

Surgery

Selected grants

2000

  • Pathology of Barretts oesophagus subcategorised by one dimensional proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Mountford C, Falk G, Philips J, Doran T; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Naoum, C., Kritharides, L., Ing, A., Falk, G., Yiannikas, J. (2017). Changes in lung volumes and gas-trapping in patients with large hiatal hernia. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 11(2), 139-150. [More Information]
  • Becerril-Martinez, G., Falk, G., D'Souza, M. (2017). Esophageal stents during neoadjuvant therapy: A�systematic review. European Surgery, 49(4), 149-157. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., Van der Wall, H., Burton, L., Falk, M., O'Donnell, H., Vivian, S. (2017). Fundoplication for laryngopharyngeal reflux despite preoperative dysphagia. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 99(3), 224-227. [More Information]
  • Suppiah, A., Sirimanna, P., Vivian, S., O'Donnell, H., Lee, G., Falk, G. (2017). Temporal patterns of hiatus hernia recurrence and hiatal failure: quality of life and recurrence after revision surgery. Diseases of the Esophagus, 30(4), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Kritharides, L., Gnanenthiran, S., Martin, D., Falk, G., Yiannikas, J. (2017). Valsalva maneuver exacerbates left atrial compression in patients with large hiatal hernia. Echocardiography, 34(9), 1305-1314. [More Information]
  • Atie, M., Dunn, G., Falk, G. (2016). Chlyous leak after radical oesophagectomy: Thoracic duct lymphangiography and embolisation (TDE)-A case report. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 23, 12-16. [More Information]
  • Atie, M., Dunn, G., Falk, G. (2016). Delayed presentation of Boerhaave's syndrome. BMJ Case Reports, 2016, 1-3. [More Information]
  • Atie, M., Khoma, O., Dunn, G., Falk, G. (2016). Gastrointestinal tract obstruction secondary to post-operative oedema: does dexamethasone administration help? Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2016 (8), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Falk, G. (2016). Giant Paraesophageal Hernia Repair and Fundoplication: A Timely Discussion. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 222(3), 329-330. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Le Page, P., Dunn, G., Falk, G. (2016). High rate of common bile duct stones and postoperative abscess following percutaneous cholecystostomy. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 98(2), 102-106. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., Vivian, S. (2016). Laryngopharyngeal reflux: diagnosis, treatment and latest research. European Surgery, 48(2), 74-91. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Vivian, S., Van der Wall, H., Falk, G. (2016). Medium-term durability of giant hiatus hernia repair without mesh. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 98(7), 450-455. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Falk, G., Vivian, S. (2016). Recurrence after composite repair of a giant hiatus hernia: 'the golf club' deformity is a distinctive clinical and radiological picture. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 98(6), e103-e105. [More Information]
  • Dale, G., Phillips, S., Falk, G. (2016). The analgesic efficacy of intravenous lidocaine infusion after laparoscopic fundoplication: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Local and Regional Anesthesia, 9, 87-93. [More Information]
  • Falk, M., Van Der Wall, H., Falk, G. (2015). Differences between scintigraphic reflux studies in gastrointestinal reflux disease and laryngopharyngeal reflux disease and correlation with symptoms. Nuclear Medicine Communications, 36(6), 625-630. [More Information]
  • Le Page, P., Furtado, R., Hayward, M., Law, S., Tan, A., Vivian, S., Van der Wall, H., Falk, G. (2015). Durability of giant hiatus hernia repair in 455 patients over 20 years. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 97(3), 188-193. [More Information]
  • Falk, G. (2015). Early hiatal hernia recurrence rates. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 220(5), 968-968. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., D'Netto, T. (2015). Hiatal repair to reduce dysphagia in patients with impaired oesophageal motility having 360°fundoplication: the posterior 'sling' repair. European Surgery, 47(6), 346-349. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., D'Netto, T., Hook, H., Falk, G., Vivian, S. (2015). Massive hiatus hernia complicated by jaundice. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 7, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Beasley, W., Mastrocostas, K., Falk, G. (2015). Oesophageal haematoma masquerading as cardiac ischaemia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 85(10), 790-791. [More Information]
  • Brown, T., D'Netto, T., Falk, G., Phillips, S. (2015). Paravertebral Catheter Placement, Under Direct Vision, for Postthoracotomy Analgesia. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques, 25(6), e170-e171. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Puranik, R., Falk, G., Yiannikas, J., Kritharides, L. (2015). Postprandial left atrial filling is impaired in patients with large hiatal hernia and improves following surgical repair. International Journal of Cardiology, 182, 291-293. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Beasley, W., Falk, G., Joseph, D. (2015). Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis. Retina, 85(6), 491-492.
  • Falk, G., Beattie, J., Ing, A., Falk, S., Magee, M., Burton, L., Van Der Wall, H. (2015). Scintigraphy in laryngopharyngeal and gastroesophageal reflux disease: A definitive diagnostic test? World Journal of Gastroenterology, 21(12), 3619-3627. [More Information]
  • Falk, G. (2015). Stenting in the Neoadjuvant Setting. American College of Surgeons. Journal, 350.
  • D'Netto, T., Falk, G. (2014). A Technique for the Laparoscopic Repair of Paraoesophageal Hernia Without Mesh. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 18(4), 851-857. [More Information]
  • Sivakumaran, Y., Le Page, P., Becerril-Martinez, G., Beasley, W., Anderson, L., Joseph, D., Falk, G. (2014). IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis: the cholangiocarcinoma mimic. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(6), 486-487. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Kritharides, L., Thomas, L., Ng, A., Ridley, L., Falk, G., Yiannikas, J. (2014). Modulation of phasic left atrial function and left ventricular filling in patients with extrinsic left atrial compression by hiatal hernia. International Journal of Cardiology, 176(3), 1176-1178. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Le Page, P., Falk, G. (2013). 'Pantaloon' diaphragmatic hernia masquerading as a paraoesophageal hiatal hernia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(12), 994-995. [More Information]
  • Gibson, S., Wong, S., Dixon, A., Falk, G. (2013). Laparoscopic repair of giant hiatus hernia: prosthesis is not required for successful outcome. Surgical Endoscopy, 27(2), 618-623. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., Gibson, S., Le Page, P. (2013). Letter to the editor. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 17(8), 1538-1539. [More Information]
  • D'Netto, T., Phillips, S., Falk, G. (2012). Laparoscopic image(s) of pneumothorax in repair of massive hiatus hernia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(11), 848-848. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., Chan, B., Falk, S. (2012). Primary repair of giant hiatus hernia is satisfactory without mesh: Early results of a method revisited. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques Parts A & B, 22(8), 748-752. [More Information]
  • Kelty, C., Falk, G. (2011). Anti-reflux surgery does not remove cancer risk in Barretts esophagus. Surgical Endoscopy, 25(12), 3948-3498. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., Naoum, C., Yiannikas, J. (2011). Exercise-Induced Left Atrial Compression by a Hiatus Hernia. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 58(14), e27-e27. [More Information]
  • Zhu, J., Becerril, G., Marasovic, K., Ing, A., Falk, G. (2011). Laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia: impact on dyspnoea. Surgical Endoscopy: surgical and interventional techniques, 25(11), 3620-3626. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Falk, G., Ng, A., Lu, T., Ridley, L., Ing, A., Kritharides, L., Yiannikas, J. (2011). Left atrial compression and the mechanism of exercise impairment in patients with a large hiatal hernia. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 58(15), 1624-1634. [More Information]
  • Phillips, S., Falk, G. (2011). Surgical tension pneumothorax during laparoscopic repair of massive hiatus hernia: a different situation requiring different management. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 39(6), 1120-1123. [More Information]
  • Kelty, C., Kennedy, C., Falk, G. (2010). Ratio of Metastatic Lymph Nodes to Total Number of Nodes Resected is Prognostic for Survival in Esophageal Carcinoma. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 5(9), 1467-1471. [More Information]
  • Smithers, B., Fahey, P., Corish, T., Gotley, D., Falk, G., Smith, G., Kiroff, G., Clouston, A., Watson, D., Whiteman, D. (2010). Symptoms, Investigations and Management of Patients with Cancer of the Oesophagus and Gastro-Oesophageal Junction in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(10), 572-577. [More Information]
  • Martin, D., Church, N., Kennedy, C., Falk, G. (2008). Does systematic 2-field lymphadenectomy for esophageal malignancy offer a survival advantage? Results from 178 consecutive patients. Diseases of the Esophagus, 21(7), 612-618. [More Information]
  • Smith, G., Hazebroek, E., Eckstein, R., Berry, H., Smith, W., Isaacson, J., Falk, G., Martin, C. (2008). Evaluation of DualMesh for repair of large hiatus hernia in a porcine model. Surgical Endoscopy: surgical and interventional techniques, 22(7), 1625-1631. [More Information]
  • Ray, C., Kelty, C., Falk, G. (2008). Laparoscopic re-operation for splenunculus facilitation by hookwire localisation. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 90(4), 344-345. [More Information]
  • Kelty, C., Falk, G. (2007). The case against mesh repairs in hiatal surgery. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 89, 479-481.
  • Leibman, S., Hollinshead, J., Falk, G., Debru, E., Dawson, A., Glen, L., Richardson, M. (2005). Does routine intraoperative cholangiography prevent bile duct transection? Surgical Endoscopy: surgical and interventional techniques, 19(4), 589-593. [More Information]
  • Smith, G., Isaacson, J., Draganic, B., Baladas, H., Falk, G. (2004). Symptomatic And Radiological Follow-Up After Para-Esophageal Hernia Repair. Diseases of the Esophagus, 17(4), 279-284. [More Information]

2017

  • Naoum, C., Kritharides, L., Ing, A., Falk, G., Yiannikas, J. (2017). Changes in lung volumes and gas-trapping in patients with large hiatal hernia. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 11(2), 139-150. [More Information]
  • Becerril-Martinez, G., Falk, G., D'Souza, M. (2017). Esophageal stents during neoadjuvant therapy: A�systematic review. European Surgery, 49(4), 149-157. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., Van der Wall, H., Burton, L., Falk, M., O'Donnell, H., Vivian, S. (2017). Fundoplication for laryngopharyngeal reflux despite preoperative dysphagia. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 99(3), 224-227. [More Information]
  • Suppiah, A., Sirimanna, P., Vivian, S., O'Donnell, H., Lee, G., Falk, G. (2017). Temporal patterns of hiatus hernia recurrence and hiatal failure: quality of life and recurrence after revision surgery. Diseases of the Esophagus, 30(4), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Kritharides, L., Gnanenthiran, S., Martin, D., Falk, G., Yiannikas, J. (2017). Valsalva maneuver exacerbates left atrial compression in patients with large hiatal hernia. Echocardiography, 34(9), 1305-1314. [More Information]

2016

  • Atie, M., Dunn, G., Falk, G. (2016). Chlyous leak after radical oesophagectomy: Thoracic duct lymphangiography and embolisation (TDE)-A case report. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 23, 12-16. [More Information]
  • Atie, M., Dunn, G., Falk, G. (2016). Delayed presentation of Boerhaave's syndrome. BMJ Case Reports, 2016, 1-3. [More Information]
  • Atie, M., Khoma, O., Dunn, G., Falk, G. (2016). Gastrointestinal tract obstruction secondary to post-operative oedema: does dexamethasone administration help? Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2016 (8), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Falk, G. (2016). Giant Paraesophageal Hernia Repair and Fundoplication: A Timely Discussion. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 222(3), 329-330. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Le Page, P., Dunn, G., Falk, G. (2016). High rate of common bile duct stones and postoperative abscess following percutaneous cholecystostomy. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 98(2), 102-106. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., Vivian, S. (2016). Laryngopharyngeal reflux: diagnosis, treatment and latest research. European Surgery, 48(2), 74-91. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Vivian, S., Van der Wall, H., Falk, G. (2016). Medium-term durability of giant hiatus hernia repair without mesh. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 98(7), 450-455. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Falk, G., Vivian, S. (2016). Recurrence after composite repair of a giant hiatus hernia: 'the golf club' deformity is a distinctive clinical and radiological picture. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 98(6), e103-e105. [More Information]
  • Dale, G., Phillips, S., Falk, G. (2016). The analgesic efficacy of intravenous lidocaine infusion after laparoscopic fundoplication: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Local and Regional Anesthesia, 9, 87-93. [More Information]

2015

  • Falk, M., Van Der Wall, H., Falk, G. (2015). Differences between scintigraphic reflux studies in gastrointestinal reflux disease and laryngopharyngeal reflux disease and correlation with symptoms. Nuclear Medicine Communications, 36(6), 625-630. [More Information]
  • Le Page, P., Furtado, R., Hayward, M., Law, S., Tan, A., Vivian, S., Van der Wall, H., Falk, G. (2015). Durability of giant hiatus hernia repair in 455 patients over 20 years. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 97(3), 188-193. [More Information]
  • Falk, G. (2015). Early hiatal hernia recurrence rates. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 220(5), 968-968. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., D'Netto, T. (2015). Hiatal repair to reduce dysphagia in patients with impaired oesophageal motility having 360°fundoplication: the posterior 'sling' repair. European Surgery, 47(6), 346-349. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., D'Netto, T., Hook, H., Falk, G., Vivian, S. (2015). Massive hiatus hernia complicated by jaundice. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 7, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Beasley, W., Mastrocostas, K., Falk, G. (2015). Oesophageal haematoma masquerading as cardiac ischaemia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 85(10), 790-791. [More Information]
  • Brown, T., D'Netto, T., Falk, G., Phillips, S. (2015). Paravertebral Catheter Placement, Under Direct Vision, for Postthoracotomy Analgesia. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques, 25(6), e170-e171. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Puranik, R., Falk, G., Yiannikas, J., Kritharides, L. (2015). Postprandial left atrial filling is impaired in patients with large hiatal hernia and improves following surgical repair. International Journal of Cardiology, 182, 291-293. [More Information]
  • Furtado, R., Beasley, W., Falk, G., Joseph, D. (2015). Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis. Retina, 85(6), 491-492.
  • Falk, G., Beattie, J., Ing, A., Falk, S., Magee, M., Burton, L., Van Der Wall, H. (2015). Scintigraphy in laryngopharyngeal and gastroesophageal reflux disease: A definitive diagnostic test? World Journal of Gastroenterology, 21(12), 3619-3627. [More Information]
  • Falk, G. (2015). Stenting in the Neoadjuvant Setting. American College of Surgeons. Journal, 350.

2014

  • D'Netto, T., Falk, G. (2014). A Technique for the Laparoscopic Repair of Paraoesophageal Hernia Without Mesh. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 18(4), 851-857. [More Information]
  • Sivakumaran, Y., Le Page, P., Becerril-Martinez, G., Beasley, W., Anderson, L., Joseph, D., Falk, G. (2014). IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis: the cholangiocarcinoma mimic. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(6), 486-487. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Kritharides, L., Thomas, L., Ng, A., Ridley, L., Falk, G., Yiannikas, J. (2014). Modulation of phasic left atrial function and left ventricular filling in patients with extrinsic left atrial compression by hiatal hernia. International Journal of Cardiology, 176(3), 1176-1178. [More Information]

2013

  • Furtado, R., Le Page, P., Falk, G. (2013). 'Pantaloon' diaphragmatic hernia masquerading as a paraoesophageal hiatal hernia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(12), 994-995. [More Information]
  • Gibson, S., Wong, S., Dixon, A., Falk, G. (2013). Laparoscopic repair of giant hiatus hernia: prosthesis is not required for successful outcome. Surgical Endoscopy, 27(2), 618-623. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., Gibson, S., Le Page, P. (2013). Letter to the editor. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 17(8), 1538-1539. [More Information]

2012

  • D'Netto, T., Phillips, S., Falk, G. (2012). Laparoscopic image(s) of pneumothorax in repair of massive hiatus hernia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(11), 848-848. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., Chan, B., Falk, S. (2012). Primary repair of giant hiatus hernia is satisfactory without mesh: Early results of a method revisited. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques Parts A & B, 22(8), 748-752. [More Information]

2011

  • Kelty, C., Falk, G. (2011). Anti-reflux surgery does not remove cancer risk in Barretts esophagus. Surgical Endoscopy, 25(12), 3948-3498. [More Information]
  • Falk, G., Naoum, C., Yiannikas, J. (2011). Exercise-Induced Left Atrial Compression by a Hiatus Hernia. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 58(14), e27-e27. [More Information]
  • Zhu, J., Becerril, G., Marasovic, K., Ing, A., Falk, G. (2011). Laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia: impact on dyspnoea. Surgical Endoscopy: surgical and interventional techniques, 25(11), 3620-3626. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Falk, G., Ng, A., Lu, T., Ridley, L., Ing, A., Kritharides, L., Yiannikas, J. (2011). Left atrial compression and the mechanism of exercise impairment in patients with a large hiatal hernia. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 58(15), 1624-1634. [More Information]
  • Phillips, S., Falk, G. (2011). Surgical tension pneumothorax during laparoscopic repair of massive hiatus hernia: a different situation requiring different management. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 39(6), 1120-1123. [More Information]

2010

  • Kelty, C., Kennedy, C., Falk, G. (2010). Ratio of Metastatic Lymph Nodes to Total Number of Nodes Resected is Prognostic for Survival in Esophageal Carcinoma. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 5(9), 1467-1471. [More Information]
  • Smithers, B., Fahey, P., Corish, T., Gotley, D., Falk, G., Smith, G., Kiroff, G., Clouston, A., Watson, D., Whiteman, D. (2010). Symptoms, Investigations and Management of Patients with Cancer of the Oesophagus and Gastro-Oesophageal Junction in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(10), 572-577. [More Information]

2008

  • Martin, D., Church, N., Kennedy, C., Falk, G. (2008). Does systematic 2-field lymphadenectomy for esophageal malignancy offer a survival advantage? Results from 178 consecutive patients. Diseases of the Esophagus, 21(7), 612-618. [More Information]
  • Smith, G., Hazebroek, E., Eckstein, R., Berry, H., Smith, W., Isaacson, J., Falk, G., Martin, C. (2008). Evaluation of DualMesh for repair of large hiatus hernia in a porcine model. Surgical Endoscopy: surgical and interventional techniques, 22(7), 1625-1631. [More Information]
  • Ray, C., Kelty, C., Falk, G. (2008). Laparoscopic re-operation for splenunculus facilitation by hookwire localisation. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 90(4), 344-345. [More Information]

2007

  • Kelty, C., Falk, G. (2007). The case against mesh repairs in hiatal surgery. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 89, 479-481.

2005

  • Leibman, S., Hollinshead, J., Falk, G., Debru, E., Dawson, A., Glen, L., Richardson, M. (2005). Does routine intraoperative cholangiography prevent bile duct transection? Surgical Endoscopy: surgical and interventional techniques, 19(4), 589-593. [More Information]

2004

  • Smith, G., Isaacson, J., Draganic, B., Baladas, H., Falk, G. (2004). Symptomatic And Radiological Follow-Up After Para-Esophageal Hernia Repair. Diseases of the Esophagus, 17(4), 279-284. [More Information]

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