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DSM staff profile

Mr Thomas Elliott

PositionClinical Senior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
QualificationsBSc MB ChB(Otago) FRACS
Research summaryClinical general surgery
  • Fourth year students
  • Trainee interns
  • Surgical registrars

Upper GI surgery



Richards, C. H., Campbell, V., Ho, C., Hayes, J., Elliot, T., & Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2012). Smoking is a major risk factor for anastomotic leak in patients undergoing low anterior resection. Colorectal Disease, 14(5), 628-633. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2011.02718.x

Elliott, T. B., Yego, S., & Irvin, T. T. (1997). Five-year audit of the acute complications of diverticular disease. British Journal of Surgery, 84(4), 535-539. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2168.1997.02620.x

Elliot, T., & Royle, J. P. (1996). Laparoscopic extraperitoneal lumbar sympathectomy: technique and early results. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 66, 400-402. DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1996.tb01218.x

Green, J., Anwar, M., Hineva, E., Norris, P., Elliot, T., Kissick, C., Giles, H., Ott, V., McAuslan, A., Wylie, L., Vereker-Bindon, J., Francois, S. (2012). A taste of your own medicine: Prevalence of symptoms and self-medication in the community. Proceedings of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) and the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) Joint Conference: Medication Safety, (pp. 176). Retrieved from

Richter, K. K., Pfeifer, M., Dempster, A., Losco, G., & Elliot, T. (2009). Left laparoscopic adrenalectomy for a rare cavernous haemangioma. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 79(Suppl. 1), (pp. A22-A23). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2009.04916.x

Grant, M. W., Roberts, R., & Elliot, T. (2008). Intra-luminal migration of ePTFE patch following repair of a large hiatus hernia: Case report and literature review. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 78(Suppl. 1), (pp. A55). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2008.04505.x

Popadich, A., & Elliott, T. B. (2007). Mortality, morbidity and 2 year survival following oesophagectomy: Dunedin experience. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(Suppl. 1), (pp. A46). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2007.04122_27.x

Richards, C. H., Hayes, J., Thomson-Fawcett, M., & Elliot, T. (2007). Smoking is a major risk factor for anastomotic leak after low anterior resection. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(Suppl. 1), (pp. A15). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2007.04116_3.x

Thompson-Fawcett, M., Richards, C., Elliott, T., & Hayes, J. (2007). Smoking is a major risk factor for anastomotic leakage after low anterior resection. Colorectal Disease, 9(Suppl. 3), (pp. 47). doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2007.01354.x