Dr Charbel Sandroussi | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Dr Charbel SandroussiDirector of Upper Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon

    Dr Charbel Sandroussi

    Director of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon

    MBBS(hons), MMSc, FRACS

    Phone: (02) 9565 1375
    Fax: (02) 9565 1108


    • Complex Upper Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

    Areas of Interest

    • Surgical Technique Management
    • Obesity, Hernia, Gallstone Surgery

    Dr Charbel Sandroussi is a Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery at the University of Sydney and a consultant surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred, Strathfield Private and the Mater Hospitals. He has an interest in complex Upper Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic cancer surgery. Including minimally invasive techniques in the management of these disorders. He also undertakes surgery for obesity, hernias, and gallstones.

    – Member American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS).

    – Member Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (AHPBA).

    – Member Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgeons Association (ANZGOSA).

    – Member Australian and New Zealand Hepatobiliary Association (ANZHPBA).

    – Member International Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association (IHPBA).

    – Member Society for Surgey of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT).’

    – Member Transplant Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ)

    – Member International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS)

    – Member of the Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society (SUGS).

    – Gastroenterological society of Australia. Conjoint committee for gastrointestinal endoscopy.

    • Morris PD, Laurence JM, Yeo D, Crawford M, Strasser SI, McCaughan GW,Sandroussi C. Can response to locoregional therapy help predict longterm survivalafter liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma? A systematic review.Liver Transplantation. 2017 Mar;23(3):375-385.
    • Pulitano C, Joseph D, Sandroussi C, Verran D, Ho P, Debiasio A, Luongo A,McCaughan GW, Shackel NA, Crawford M. Postreperfusion microcirculatory derangements after liver transplantation: Relationship to hemodynamics, serum mediators, and outcome. Liver Transplantation. 2017 Apr;23(4):527-536.

    • Balachandran VP, Łuksza M, Zhao JN, Makarov V, Moral JA, Remark R, Herbst B,Askan G, Bhanot U, Senbabaoglu Y, Wells DK, Cary CIO, Grbovic-Huezo O, Attiyeh M,Medina B, Zhang J, Loo J, Saglimbeni J, Abu-Akeel M, Zappasodi R, Riaz N,Smoragiewicz M, Kelley ZL, Basturk O, et al Identification of unique neoantigen qualities in long-term survivors of pancreatic cancer. Nature. 2017 Nov 23;551(7681):512-516.

    • Baars JE, Chen F, Sandroussi C, Kaffes AJ, Saxena P. EUS-guided pancreatic duct drainage: Approach to a challenging procedure. Endoscopic Ultrasound. 2018 Mar 12.

    • Vitale A, Spolverato G, Bagante F, Gani F, Popescu I, Marques HP, Aldrighetti L, Gamblin TC, Maithel SK, Sandroussi C, Bauer TW, Shen F, Poultsides GA, Marsh JW, Pawlik TM. A multi-institutional analysis of elderly patients undergoing a liver resection for intrahepatic  cholangiocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar;113(4):420-6.

    • McCaughan GW, Crawford M, Sandroussi C, Koorey DJ, Bowen DG, Shackel NA, Strasser SI. Assessment of adult patients with chronic liver failure for liver transplantation in 2015: who and when? Intern Med J. 2016 Apr;46(4):404-12.

    • Bagante F, Spolverato G, Cucchetti A, Gani F, Popescu I, Ruzzenente A, Marques HP, Aldrighetti L, Gamblin TC, Maithel SK, Sandroussi C, Bauer TW, Shen F, Poultsides GA, Marsh JW, Guglielmi A, Pawlik TM. Defining when to offer operative treatment for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: A regret-based decision curves analysis. Surgery. 2016 Jul;160(1):106-17.

    • Bailey P, Chang DK, Nones K, Johns AL, Patch AM, Gingras MC, Miller DK, Christ AN, Bruxner TJ, Quinn MC, Nourse C, Murtaugh LC, Harliwong I, Idrisoglu S, Manning S, Nourbakhsh E, Wani S, Fink L, Holmes O, Chin V, Anderson MJ, Kazakoff S, et al. Genomic analyses identify molecular subtypes of pancreatic cancer. Nature. 2016 Mar 3;531(7592):47-52.

    • Furtado RV, Ha L, Clarke S, Sandroussi C. Adjuvant Iodine (131) Lipiodol after Resection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Oncol. 2015;2015

    • Spolverato G, Vitale A, Cucchetti A, Popescu I, Marques HP, Aldrighetti L, Gamblin TC, Maithel SK, Sandroussi C, Bauer TW, Shen F, Poultsides GA, Marsh JW, Pawlik TM. Can hepatic resection provide a long-term cure for patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma? Cancer. 2015 Nov 15;121(22):3998-4006.

    •  Burmeister EA, O Connell DL, Beesley VL, Goldstein D, Gooden HM, Janda M, Jordan SJ, Merrett ND, Payne ME, Wyld D, Neale RE; Pancreatic Cancer Patterns of Care Study Group. Describing Patterns of Care in Pancreatic Cancer: A Population-Based Study. Pancreas. 2015 Nov;44(8):1259-65.

    • Shaw JM, Young JM, Butow PN, Badgery-Parker T, Durcinoska I, Harrison JD, Davidson PM, Martin D, Sandroussi C, Hollands M, Joseph D, Das A, Lam V, Johnston E, Solomon MJ. Improving psychosocial outcomes for caregivers of people with poor prognosis gastrointestinal cancers: a randomized controlled trial (Family Connect). Support Care Cancer. 2016 Feb;24(2):585-95.

    • Pulitano C, Rogan C, Sandroussi C, Verran D, McCaughan GW, Waugh R, Crawford M. Percutaneous Retroperitoneal Splenorenal Shunt for Symptomatic Portal Vein Thrombosis After Liver Transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2015 Aug;15(8):2261-4.

    • Spolverato G, Kim Y, Ejaz A, Alexandrescu S, Marques H, Aldrighetti L, Gamblin TC, Pulitano C, Bauer TW, Shen F, Sandroussi C, Poultsides G, Maithel SK, Pawlik TM. Conditional Probability of Long-term Survival After Liver Resection for Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: A Multi-institutional Analysis of 535 Patients. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jun;150(6):538-45.

    •  Waddell N, Pajic M, Patch AM, Chang DK, Kassahn KS, Bailey P, Johns AL, Miller D, Nones K, Quek K, Quinn MC, Robertson AJ, Fadlullah MZ, Bruxner TJ, Christ AN, Harliwong I, Idrisoglu S, Manning S, Nourse C, Nourbakhsh E, Wani S, Wilson PJ, et al. Whole genomes redefine the mutational landscape of pancreatic cancer. Nature. 2015 Feb 26;518(7540):495-501.

    • Salinas J, Sandroussi C. Stubborn nasojejunal feeding tube. ANZ J Surg. 2015 May;85(5):390-1.

    • Sapisochin G, Goldaracena N, Astete S, Laurence JM, Davidson D, Rafael E, Castells L, Sandroussi C, Bilbao I, Dopazo C, Grant DR, Lázaro JL, Caralt M, Ghanekar A, McGilvray ID, Lilly L, Cattral MS, Selzner M, Charco R, Greig PD. Benefit of Treating Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence after Liver Transplantation and Analysis of Prognostic Factors for Survival in a Large Euro-American Series. Benefit of Treating Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence after Liver Transplantation and Analysis of Prognostic Factors for Survival in a Large Euro-American Serie

    •  Benefit of Treating Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence after Liver Transplantation and Analysis of Prognostic Factors for Survival in a Large Euro-American Series. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Jul;22(7):2286-94.

    •  Pulitano C, Joseph D, Sandroussi C, Verran D, Strasser SI, Shackel NA, McCaughan GW, Crawford M. Hepatic artery stenosis after liver transplantation: is endovascular treatment always necessary?

    • Liver Transpl. 2015 Feb;21(2):162-8.

    •  Ferrie S, Carey S, Ryan R, Sandroussi C, Jones L, Storey D, Segaert N. Parenteral nutrition with standard solutions: not the best solution for everyone? A retrospective audit of 300 patients. J Infus Nurs. 2014 Nov-Dec;37(6):424-31.

    •  Spolverato G, Kim Y, Marques HP, Aldrighetti L, Maithel K, Mentha G, Poultsides GA, Marsh W, Squires M, Alexandrescu S,  Gamblin T, Pulitano C, Bauer T, Newhook T, Popescu I, Miura J, Sandroussi C, Shen F, Pawlik TM, Is Hepatic Resection for Large or Multifocal Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Justified? Results from a Multi-institutional Collaboration. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Jul;22(7):2218-25

    • Pulitano C, Crawford M, Joseph D, Aldrighetti L, Sandroussi C. Preoperative assessment of postoperative liver function: The importance of residual liver volume. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Sep;110(4):445-50.

    • Arnaoutakis DJ, Kim Y, Pulitano C, Zaydfudim V, Squires MH, Kooby D, Groeschl R, Alexandrescu S, Bauer TW, Bloomston M, Soares K, Marques H, Gamblin TC, Popescu I, Adams R, Nagorney D, Barroso E, Maithel SK, Crawford M, Sandroussi C, Marsh W, Pawlik TM. Management of Biliary Cystic Tumors: A Multi-institutional Analysis of a Rare Liver Tumor. Ann Surg. 2014 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print]

    • Furtado R, Crawford M, Sandroussi C. Systematic review and meta-analysis of adjuvant I131 lipiodol after excision of hepatocellular carcinoma. Accepted for publication. Annals of Surgical Oncology.

    • Lansom J, Rowe S, Sandroussi C, Harrison J, Solomon M, McCaughan G, Crawford M. Factors influencing donor and recipient decision making in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation. Accepted for Publication ANZJS.

    • Cellich PP, Crawford MD, Kaffes A, Sandroussi C. Portal Biliopathy: multi-disciplinary management and outcomes of treatment. Accepted for publication. ANZ J Surg. 2013 Nov 18

    • Abbas S, Sandroussi C. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the role of vascular resection in the treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. HPB.2013 Jul;15(7):492-503.

    • Biankin AV, Waddell N, Kassahn KS, Gingras MC, Muthuswamy LB, Johns AL, Miller DK, Wilson PJ, Patch AM, Wu J, Chang DK, Cowley MJ, Gardiner BB, Song S, Harliwong I, Idrisoglu S, Nourse C, Nourbakhsh E, Manning S, Wani S, Gongora M, Pajic M, Scarlett CJ, Gill AJ, Pinho AV, Rooman I, Anderson M,  Holmes O, Leonard C, Taylor D, Wood S, Xu Q, Nones K, Fink JL, Christ A, Bruxner T, Cloonan N, Kolle G, Newell F, Pinese M, Mead RS, Humphris JL, Kaplan W, Jones MD, Colvin EK, Nagrial AM, Humphrey ES, Chou A, Chin VT, Chantrill LA, Mawson A, Samra JS, Kench JG, Lovell JA, Daly RJ, Merrett ND, Toon C, Epari K, Nguyen NQ, Barbour A, Zeps N; Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative, Kakkar N, Zhao F, Wu YQ, Wang M, Muzny DM, Fisher WE, Brunicardi FC, Hodges SE, Reid JG, Drummond J, Chang K, Han Y, Lewis LR, Dinh H, Buhay CJ, Beck T, Timms L, Sam M, Begley K, Brown A, Pai D, Panchal A, Buchner N, De Borja R, Denroche RE, Yung CK, Serra S, Onetto N, Mukhopadhyay D, Tsao MS, Shaw PA, Petersen GM, Gallinger S, Hruban RH, Maitra A, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Morgan RA, Lawlor RT, Capelli P, Corbo V, Scardoni M, Tortora G, Tempero MA, Mann KM, Jenkins NA, Perez-Mancera PA, Adams DJ, Largaespada DA, Wessels LF, Rust AG, Stein LD, Tuveson DA, Copeland NG, Musgrove EA, Scarpa A, Eshleman JR, Hudson TJ, Sutherland RL, Wheeler DA, Pearson JV, McPherson JD, Gibbs RA, Grimmond SM. Pancreatic cancer genomes reveal aberrations in axon guidance pathway genes. Nature. 2012 Nov 15;491(7424):399-405.

    • Humphris JL, Chang DK, Johns AL, Scarlett CJ, Pajic M, Jones MD, Colvin EK, Nagrial A, Chin VT, Chantrill LA, Samra JS, Gill AJ, Kench JG, Merrett ND, Das A, Musgrove EA, Sutherland RL, Biankin AV; Collaborators: Cosman P, Das Pavey D, Asghari R, Ismail K, Gill A, Pavlakis N, Toon C, Guminski A, Lam V, McLeod D, Pleass H, James V, Sandroussi C, Crawford M, Joseph D, Cooper C. The prognostic and predictive value of serum CA19.9 in pancreatic cancer. Annals of Oncology. 2012 Jul;23(7):1713-22

    • Ryu S.W, Saw R, Scolyer R, Crawford M, Thompson J, Sandroussi C. Liver resection for melanoma metastasis. Equivalent survival for cutaneous and ocular primaries. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2013 Aug;108(2):129-35.

    • Pulitano C, Crawford, M, Ho PK, Gallgher J, Joseph D, Stephen M, Sandroussi C. The Use of Biological Grafts for Reconstruction of the Inferior Vena Cava is a Safe and Inexpensive Alternative: Results of 32 Cases in a Single Institution. HPB (Oxford). 2013 Aug;15(8):628-32.

    • Pérez-Mancera PA, Rust AG, van der Weyden L, Kristiansen G, Li A, Sarver AL, Silverstein KA, Grützmann R, Aust D, Rümmele P, Knösel T, Herd C, Stemple DL, Kettleborough R, Brosnan JA, Li A, Morgan R, Knight S, Yu J, Stegeman S, Collier LS, ten Hoeve JJ, de Ridder J, Klein AP, Goggins M, Hruban RH, Chang DK, Biankin AV, Grimmond SM; Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative, Wessels LF, Wood SA, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Pilarsky C, Largaespada DA, Adams DJ, Tuveson DA. The deubiquitinase USP9X suppresses pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Nature. 2012 Apr 29;486(7402):266-70

    • Pulitano C, Crawford, M, Ho PK, Gallgher J, Joseph D, Stephen M, Sandroussi C. Autogenous peritoneo-fascial graft: a versatile and   inexpensive technique for repair of inferior vena cava. J Surg Oncol. 2013 Jun;107(8):871-2

    • Shaw J, Harrison J, Young J, Butow P, Sandroussi C, Martin D, Solomon M. Coping with newly diagnosed upper gastrointestinal cancer: a longitudinal qualitative study of family caregivers’ role perception and supportive care needs Support Care Cancer 2013; 21:749-756

    • Hatzaras I, Gleisner A.L, Pulitano C, Sandroussi C, Hirose K, Wolfgang C.L, Aldrighetti L, Crawford M, Choti M.A, Pawlik T.M. A Multi-institutional Analysis of Liver-Directed Surgery for Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer. HPB(Oxford).2012 Aug; 14(8):532-539.

    • Juszczyk K, Waugh R, Sandroussi C. Lymphangiography as therapeutic management of chylothorax. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. 2013 Aug;57(4):460-1.

    • Coker D, Kench D, Ansari N, Zhou R, Sandroussi C. Clear Cell Myomelanotic Tumor of Ligamentum Teres.  Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2013 Feb;28(2):381.

    • Reichman TW, Sandroussi C, Grant D.R, Cattral M.S, Greig P.D, Levy G, McGilvray I.D. Surgical revision of biliary strictures following adult live donor liver transplantation: patient selection, morbidity, and outcomes. Transplant International. 2012 Jan;25(1):69-77

    • Sandhu L, Sandroussi C, Guba M,Selzner M, Ghanekar A, Cattral M.S, McGilvray I.D, Levy G, Greig P.D, Renner E.R, Grant D.R. Live Donor versus Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Comparable Survival and Recurrence. Liver Transplantation. 2012 Mar;18(3):315-22

    • Laurence J.M, Lam V.W.T, Tran P.D, Morarji K, Eslick G.D, Sandroussi C. A systematic review and meta-analysis of survival and surgical outcomes following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for pancreatic cancer. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2011 Nov;15(11):2059-69.

    • Reichman T.W, Sandroussi C, Azouz S.M, Adcock L,  Cattral M.S, McGilvray I.D, Greig P.D, Ghanekar A, Selzner M, Levy G, Grant D.R. Live Donor Hepatectomy: The importance of residual volume. Liver Transplantation. 2011 Dec;17(12):1404-11.

    • Sandroussi C*, Guba M*, Dubay D, Sandhu L, Ghanekar A, Cattral M.S, McGilvray I.D, Selzner M, Levy G.A, Greig P.D, Grant D.R. Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Characterization of recurrence and outcomes following treatment. Under Review. Combined 1st Authorship.

    • Laurence J.M, Sandroussi C, Lam V.W.T, Pleass H.C.C, Eslick G.D, ALLEN R. D.M. The utilization of small pediatric donor kidneys: A decision analysis. Transplantation. 2011; May 91(10): 1110-3.

    • Sandroussi C, Brace C, Kennedy E, Baxter N, Gallinger S, Wei A.C. Sociodemograpics and comorbidities influence decisions to undergo pancreatic resection for neoplastic lesions. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2010; Sep 14(9): 1401-8.

    • *DuBay D, *Sandroussi C, Sandhu L, Cleary S, Guba M,  Cattral M.S, McGilvray I.D, Ghanekar A, Greig P.D, Grant D.R. Liver Transplantation for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Using Poor Tumor Differentiation on Biopsy as an Exclusion Criterion. Annals of Surgery. 2011; Jan 253(1): 166-172. *Combined 1st Authorship.

    • DuBay D.A*, Sandroussi C*, Kachura J.R, Ho C.S, Beecroft J.R, Vollmer Jr C.M,Sherman M, Ghanekar A, Guba M, Cattral M.S, McGilvray I.D, Grant D.R, Greig P.D. Radiofrequency ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma as a Bridge to Liver Transplantation. HPB (Oxford). 2011; Jan 13(1): 24-32. *Combined 1st authorship.

    • Guba M*, Sandroussi C*, Ghanekar A, Cattral M.S, McGilvray I.D, Selzner M, Levy G.A, Greig P.D, Grant D.R. Response to pretransplant locoregional therapy predicts survival after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Project complete and Under Review. *Combined 1st authorship.

    • Razik R, Fallah A, Sandroussi C, Wei A.C., McGilvray I.D. Spontaneous dissection of the proper hepatic artery in the post operative period treated by resection and primary repair. Case Rep Surg. 2012;2012:804919.

    • Sandroussi C, McGilvray I.D. Gastric venous reconstruction after radical pancreatic surgery. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2010; 14(6): 1027-1030.

    • Sandroussi C, Dawson L.A, Lee M, Guindi M, Fischer S, Ghanekar A, Cattral M.S, McGilvray I.D, Selzner M, Levy G.A, Renner E, Greig P.D, Grant D. Radiotherapy as a bridge to liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Transplant International 2010; 23(3): 299-306.

    • Sandroussi C, Crawford M, Lockwood D.S, Tang P, Gallagher P.J, Pleass H, S.I. Strasser S.I, Shackel N.A, McCaughan G.W, Verran D.J. Donor and recipient selection leads to good patient and graft outcomes for right lobe split versus whole graft liver transplantation in adults. Liver Transplantation 2009; 15(11):1586-1593.

    • Sandroussi C, Ahmad H. Laparoscopic resection of Gastric phaeochromocytoma. A rare presentation of an uncommon tumour. Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy Percutaneous Techniques 2009; 19(3): e95-97.

    • Ahmad H, Sandroussi C, Thomas A, Fletcher DR. Total retroperitoneal distal pancreatectomy, an animal model. Pancreatology 2009; 9(1): 160-164.

    • Rosey M.D., White G.H. Stephen M.S. Gallagher P.J. Sandroussi C. Portal Biliopathy as a Cause of Common Bile Duct Obstruction Successfully Treated by Mesocaval Shunt and ERCP Biliary Stent Placement. Vascular. 2008; 16(6): 356-358.

    • Sandroussi C, Waltham M, Hughes C.F, May J, Harris J.P, Stephen M.S, White G.H. Endovascular grafting of the Thoracic Aorta. An Evolving Therapy. Ten-year experience in a single centre.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2007; 77: 974-980.

    • Lemech LD, Sandroussi C, Makeham V, Burnett A, Harris JP. Bilateral duplex scanning in patients with DVT. Phlebology Digest 2005; 18(2): 25-26.

    • Sandroussi C, Lemech LD, Grunewald B, Abraham N, Gallagher PJ. A late complication following coil embolisation of biliary leak. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2005; 75(7): 614-15.

    • Abraham N, Lemech LD, Sandroussi C, Sullivan D, May J. A Prospective study of subclinical myocardial damage in endovascular versus open repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2005; 41(3):377-81.

    • Lemech LD, Sandroussi C, Makeham V, Burnett A, Harris JP. Is bilateral duplex scanning necessary in patients with symptoms of deep venous thrombosis? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2004; 74(10):847-51.

    Book chapters

    • Sandroussi C, Greig P. Chapter 92 Segment Orientated Liver Resections. Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas. 5th Edition. Editors: Jarnagin W, Blumgart LH. Saunders Elsevier.

    • Greig P, Sandroussi C, Jarnigan W. Chapter 24 Segmental Liver Resections. Master techniques in Surgery: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery. 1st Edition. Editors: Lillemoe, Jarnagin. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

    • Gandy R, Sandroussi C. Management of Low Rectal Cancer with Synchronous Liver Metastases. Case-Based Lessons in the Management of Complex Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. Editors: Pawlik T, Weber S, Gamblin T. Springer

    • Sandroussi C. Liver Metastases from Melanoma Cancer. Noncolorectal, Nonneuroendocrine Liver Metastases. Editors: Di Carlo I. Springer

    • Sandroussi C, Greig P. Chapter 108B Segment Orientated Liver Resections. Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas. 6th Edition. Editor: Jarnagin W. Saunders Elsevier.

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