Research and Publications

Mr Ross published his first peer reviewed journal in 1997. From that time he has been actively involved in discovering new techniques and applying them in clinical practice.

He was awarded an MD by the University of Bristol in September 2003 for his work on sentinel node biopsy in head and neck cancer. This research required local and multicentre ethical approval and developed into a European multicentre trial involving multi-professional teams and the development of European guidelines. Mr Ross continues to recruit patients into trials and is actively involved in a number of research projects. Over the last 10 years Mr Ross has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals and has written over 10 book chapters mainly in the fields of breast and head and neck surgery.

He continues to develop and pioneer new techniques to try and improve patient care. Please find below a list of his most recent publications:-

Book Chapters

1. Breast Reconstruction: Art, Science and New Clinical Techniques

Smith OJ, Lambe G, Ross GL
Eds Shiffman
Springer 2015

2. Sentinel node biopsy in Head and Neck Cancer

Alkureishi L, Ross G
Eds Jacques Bernier
Springer 2015

3. Sentinel node biopsy in Head and Neck Cancer

Alkureishi L, Ross G
Eds Jacques Bernier
Springer 2011
ISBN 978-1-4419-9463-9

4. Head and Neck Cancer

G Ross
Eds Lin S, Hijjawi J.
McGraw-Hill Publishing, New York, NY 2011
ISBN 0-07-162974-2

5. Principles of Surgical Treatment

Microsurgical reconstruction of the head and neck
K Otto, D Goldstein, G Ross, P Gullane
Head and Neck Reconstruction
Eds Neligan PC, Wei FC
QMP 2010
ISBN 978-1-57626-269-6

6. Multiple Free Flaps

Microsurgical reconstruction of the head and neck
P Neligan, G Ross
Eds Neligan PC, Wei FC
QMP 2010
ISBN 978-1-57626-269-6

7. Lower lid blepharoplasty: The Hamra technique

G Ross, D Whitby
Evidence Based Plastic Surgery
Ed Stone C
TFM Publishing 2008

8. Minimal Access Face Lift/ Endoscopic Brow lift

G Ross, D Whitby
Evidence Based Plastic Surgery
Ed Stone C
TFM Publishing 2008
ISBN 9781903378502

9. Sentinel node biopsy in oral cancer

Alkureishi LWT, Ross GL, Stockli S
Ed Myers J
Spinger 2008
ISBN 978-1-4419-0774-5

10. Head and Neck Cancer

G Ross
Plastic Surgery Pearls of Wisdom
Eds Lin S, Hijjawi J.
McGraw-Hill Publishing, New York, NY 2006
ISBN 0-07-146447-6

11. Lower limb Reconstruction G Ross

Plastic Surgery Pearls of Wisdom
Eds Lin S, Hijjawi J.
McGraw-Hill Publishing, New York, NY 2006
ISBN 0-07-146447-6

Publications

1. Smith OJ, Lee-Rodgers L, Ross GL. The nomenclature of groin dissection for melanoma – Time to simplify. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Jul 28. pii: S1748-6815(15)00349-6.

2. Basu NN, Ross GL, Evans DG, Barr L. The Manchester guidelines for contralateral risk-reducing mastectomy.World J Surg Oncol. 2015 Aug 7;13:237.

3. Ross GL.One stage mastopexy augmentation in the ptotic patient. The superiorly based dermal flap for autologous reinforcement of the inferior pole. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Sep;68(9):1248-54.

4. Basu NN, Barr L, Ross GL, Evans DG. Contralateral risk-reducing mastectomy: review of risk factors and risk-reducing strategies. Int J Surg Oncol. 2015;2015:901046

5. Lear JT, Corner C, Dziewulski P, Fife K, Ross GL, Varma S, Harwood CA. Challenges and new horizons in the management of advanced basal cell carcinoma: a UK perspective. Br J Cancer. 2014 Oct 14;111(8):1476-81

6. Basu NN, Barr L, Evans DG, Ross GL.Threshold for genetic testing in women with breast cancer needs to be determined. BMJ. 2014 Mar 6;348

7. Ingham SL, Sperrin M, Baildam A, Ross GL, Clayton R, Lalloo F, Buchan I, Howell A, Evans DG.Risk-reducing surgery increases survival in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers unaffected at time offamily referral. Breast Cancer Res Treat. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Dec;142(3):611-8

8. Basu N, Littlechild S, Evans D, Ross G, Barr L. Mastectomies of healthy, contralateral breasts in patients with breast cancer. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 Sep;74(9):486-7.

9. Evans DG, Ingham SL, Baildam A, Ross GL, Lalloo F, Buchan I, Howell A. Contralateral mastectomy improves survival in women with BRCA1/2-associated breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jul;140(1):135-42.

10. M. Lau, V. A. C. Ramani, N. W. Clarke, A. Ahmed, B. Winter-Roach, R. Slade, G. L. RossKey factors in reducing morbidity following inguinal node dissections. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. S. Rimouche, S. Ball, P. Kumar, K. Gajanan, J. V. Muphy, R. Swindell, V. Sangar, March 2013, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 171-178

11. Smith OJ, Rimouche S, Oudit D, Mowatt D, Ross GL.Is superficial inguinal node dissection adequate for regional control of malignant melanoma in patients with N1 disease? J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Feb 4.

12. Winterton RI, Lambe GF, Ekwobi C, Oudit D, Mowatt D, Murphy JV, Ross GL.Gluteal fold flaps for perineal reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Mar;66(3):397-405.

13. Smith OJ, Ross GL.A branching pattern of the facial nerve trunk with six initial branches: possible implications for parotid surgery? J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Feb;66(2):288-9.

14. Bondin D, Smith OJ, Ross GL.The use of combined radial forearm cutaneous and radial forearm fascial flaps in head and neck reconstruction: a case series. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2012 Oct;28(8):495-500

15. Ross GL.One stage breast reconstruction following prophylactic mastectomy for ptotic breasts: the inferior dermal flap and implant. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Sep;65(9):1204-8.

16. Gurney BA, Schilling C, Putcha V, Alkureishi LW, Alvarez AJ, Bakholdt V, Barbier Herrero L, Barzan L, Bilde A, Bloemena E, Salces CC, Dalla Palma P, de Bree R, Dequanter D, Dolivet G, Donner D, Flach GB, Fresno M, Grandi C, Haerle S, Huber GF, Hunter K, Lawson G, Leroux A, Lothaire PH, Mamelle G, Silini EM, Mastronicola R, Odell EW, O’Doherty MJ, Poli T, Rahimi S, Ross GL, Zuazua JS, Santini S, Sebbesen L, Shoaib T, Sloan P, Sorensen JA, Soutar DS, Therkildsen MH, Vigili MG, Villarreal PM, von Buchwald C, Werner JA, Wiegand S, McGurk M. Implications of a positive sentinel node in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2012 Nov;34(11):1580-5.

17. Ross GL. Breast reconstruction following prophylactic mastectomy for smaller breasts: the superiorly based pectoralis fascial flap with the Becker 35 expandable implant. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Jun;65(6):705-10

18. Smith OJ, Ross GL.Variations in the anatomy of the posterior auricular nerve and its potential as a landmark for identification of the facial nerve trunk: a cadaveric study. Anat Sci Int. 2012 Jun;87(2):101-5.

19. Ross G, Yla-Kotola TM, Goldstein D, Zhong T, Gilbert R, Irish J, Gullane PJ, Hofer SO, Neligan PC. Second free flaps in head and neck reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Sep;65(9):1165-8.

20. Bondin D, Ross GL.The use of a combined radial forearm flap and radial fascial flap for layered dural lining and an orbital defect reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Jul;64(7):e167-9.

21. Lannon DA, Ross GL, Addison PD, Novak CB, Lipa JE, Neligan PC. Versatility of the proximally pedicled anterolateral thigh flap and its use in complex abdominal and pelvic reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Feb;127(2):677-88.

22. Alkureishi LW, Ross GL, Shoaib T, Soutar DS, Robertson AG, Thompson R, Hunter KD, Sorensen JA, Thomsen J, Krogdahl A, Alvarez J, Barbier L, Santamaria J, Poli T, Sesenna E, Kovács AF, Grünwald F, Barzan L, Sulfaro S, Alberti F. Sentinel Node Biopsy in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer: 5-Year Follow-Up of a European Multicenter Trial. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Jun 15.

23. Alkureishi LW, Burak Z, Alvarez JA, Ballinger J, Bilde A, Britten AJ, Calabrese L, Chiesa C, Chiti A, de Bree R, Gray HW, Hunter K, Kovacs AF, Lassmann M, Leemans CR, Mamelle G, McGurk M, Mortensen J, Poli T, Shoaib T, Sloan P, Sorensen JA, Stoeckli SJ, Thomsen JB, Trifiro G, Werner J, Ross GL; Joint practice guidelines for radionuclide lymphoscintigraphy for sentinel node localization in oral/oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. European Association of Nuclear Medicine Oncology Committee; European Sentinel Node Biopsy Trial Committee. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Nov;16(11):3190-210.

24. Alkureishi LW, Burak Z, Alvarez JA, Ballinger J, Bilde A, Britten AJ, Calabrese L, Chiesa C, Chiti A, de Bree R, Gray HW, Hunter K, Kovacs AF, Lassmann M, Leemans CR, Mamelle G, McGurk M, Mortensen J, Poli T, Shoaib T, Sloan P, Sorensen JA, Stoeckli SJ, Thomsen JB, Trifiro G, Werner J, Ross GL.Joint practice guidelines for radionuclide lymphoscintigraphy for sentinel node localization in oral/oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.; European Association of Nuclear Medicine Oncology Committee; European Sentinel Node Biopsy Trial Committee. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2009 Nov;36(11):1915-36.

25. Seaward JR, Kalipershad SN, Ross GL.Supraorbital neuroma masquerading as local recurrence from a previously excised microcystic adnexal carcinoma. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Mar;63(3):e239-41.

26. Stoeckli SJ, Alkureishi LW, Ross GL. Sentinel node biopsy for early oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Jun;266(6):787-93.

27. Atula T, Hunter KD, Cooper LA, Shoaib T, Ross GL, Soutar DS.Micrometastases and isolated tumour cells in sentinel lymph nodes in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2009 May;35(5):532-8.

28. Ross GL, Ang ES, Golger A, Lannon D, Addison P, Snell L, Novak CB, Lipa JE, Gullane PJ, Neligan PC. Which venous system to choose for anastomosis in head and neck reconstructions?Ann Plast Surg. 2008 Oct;61(4):396-8.

29. Ross GL, Ang ES, Lannon D, Addison P, Golger A, Novak CB, Lipa JE, Gullane PJ, Neligan PC. Ten-year experience of free flaps in head and neck surgery. How necessary is a second venous anastomosis? Head Neck. 2008 Aug;30(8):1086-9.

30. Jones BM, Marucci DD, Ross GL.Volumetric short scar rhytidectomy–indications, technique and outcomes.J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008 Jul;61(7):736-43.

31. Ross GL, Ang S W EE, Lannon D, Addison P, Golger A, Novak CB, Lipa JE, Gullane PJ, Neligan PC. A ten-year experience of multiple flaps in head and neck surgery: how successful are they? J Reconstr Microsurg.2008 Apr;24(3):183-7

32. Hornstra MT, Alkureishi LW, Ross GL, Shoaib T, Soutar DS. Predictive factors for failure to identify sentinel nodes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2008 Jul;30(7):858-62.

33. Alkureishi LW, Ross GL, Shoaib T, Soutar DS, Robertson AG, Sorensen JA, Thomsen J, Krogdahl A, Alvarez J, Barbier L, Santamaria J, Poli T, Sesenna E, Kovács AF, Grünwald F, Barzan L, Sulfaro S, Alberti F. Does tumor depth affect nodal upstaging in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck? Laryngoscope. 2008 Apr;118(4):629-34.

34. Atula T, Shoaib T, Ross GL, Gray HW How many sentinel nodes should be harvested in oral squamous cell carcinoma?, Soutar DS. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Jul;265 Suppl 1:S19-23. Epub 2007 Dec 19.

35. Berry MG, Unwin J, Ross G, Peacock E, Juma A. A comparison of the views of patients and medical staff in relation to the process of informed consent. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007;89:368-373.

36. L Alkureishi LW, G Ross G, D MacDonald, T Shoaib, H Gray, G Robertson, D Soutar. Sentinel node in head and neck cancer: use of size criterion to upstage the no neck in head and necksquamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2007;29:95-103.

37. I Whitaker, V Gulati , G Ross, A Menon, T Ong. Variations in the postoperative management of free tissue transfers to the head and neck in the United Kingdom. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Jan;45(1):16-8.

38. Perioperative management of patients on anti-platelets and anti-coagulants presenting for dermatological surgical procedures. A UK survey.Oudit D, Soueid A, Ross G, Khan H, Jama A. Eur J Dermatol. 2007 Jul-Aug;17(4):317-20

39. D.Oudit, G.Ross, M Ellabban, H Khan, D Eldafl, AM.Juma. The perioperative management of patients on antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants presenting for plastic surgical operations:a survey of current practice in the UK. European Journal of Plastic Surgery2005;28:32–37.

40. S Stoeckli, G Ross, M Pfaltz, H Steinert, D MacDonald,Christian Wittekind, D Soutar, S Schmid. The 2nd International Conference on Sentinel Node Biopsy in Mucosal Head and Neck Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2005;12:919-24.

41. T Shoaib, D Soutar, DG MacDonald, HW Gray, G Ross. The nodal neck level of sentinel lymph nodes in mucosal head and neck cancer. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2005;58:790-4.

42. G Ross, D Soutar, DG MacDonald ,T Shoaib, IG Camilleri, J Sorensen, JThomsen, J Alvares, L Barbier ,T Poli, A F Kovacs, L Barzan. Sentinel node biopsy in head and neck cancer. Preliminary results of a multicenter trial. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2004;11:690-6.

43. G Ross, D Soutar, DG MacDonald ,T Shoaib, IG Camilleri, AG Robertson. Improved staging of cervical metastasis in clinically negative patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology2004;11(2):213-8

44. L Alkeurski, J Shaw Dunn, G Ross. Anatomical Supply of the thinned anterolateral thigh flap. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2003;56:401-408

45. G Ross, T Shoaib, Camilleri IG, Gray HW, Soutar DS, MacKie R. The impact of immunohistochemistry on sentinel node biopsy for primary cutaneous malignant melanoma. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2003;56(2):153-5.

46. G Ross, Dunn R, Kirkpatrick J, Koshy E, Soutar DS, Camilleri I. To thin or not to thin: The use of the anterolateral thigh flap in the reconstruction of intraoral defects. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2003;56:409-413.

47. J McGuire, G Ross, H Price, N Mortensen, J Evans, L Castell. Biochemical markers for post-operative fatigue after major surger. Brain Research Bulletin 2003; 60: 125-130.

48. G Ross, D Soutar, T Shoaib, I Camilleri, D MacDonald, A Robertson, R Bessent, H Gray. The use of lymphoscintigrapgy to direct sentinel node biopsy in head and neck cancer. British Journal of Radiology 2002;75:950-8.

49. G Ross, T Shoaib, D Soutar, IG Camilleri, RG Bessent, HW Gray, DG MacDonald, AG Robertson. The use of sentinel node biopsy to upstage the clinically N0 neck in head and neck cancer. Archives of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery 2002;128:1287-91

50. G Ross, T Shoaib, J Scott, D Soutar, H Gray, R Mackie. The learning curve for sentinel node biopsy in malignant melanoma.British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2002; 55:298-301

51. G Ross, T Shoaib, D Soutar, DG MacDonald , IG Camilleri, RG Bessent, HW Gray The First International Conference on Sentinel Node Biopsy in mucosal head and neck cancer and adoption of a multicentre trial protocol. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2002; 9:406-10

52. G Ross, D Soutar, T Shoaib, HW Gray, IG Camilleri, RG Bessent, DG MacDonald. Cost effectiveness of sentinel node biopsy as an alternative to elective neck dissections in patients clinically N0 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncology 2001;7:400-404

53. G Ross, D Soutar, T Shoaib, HW Gray, IG Camilleri, RG Bessent, DG MacDonald. Sentinel node biopsy to target lymph node dissection at the clinically false negative neck in head and neck cancer. Oral Oncology 2001;7:393-396

54. G Ross, K Taams. The versatile use of fenestrated adhesive disposable drapes. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2000; 23(7):361-365

Invited Editorial Update

1. G Ross, Sentinel node biopsy in the management of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. American Journal of Oncology Review 2005; 4: 16-22

2. G Ross, T Shoaib The role of sentinel node biopsy in the management of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Odontology 2005;93:1-6

3. G Ross, Sentinel node biopsy in head and neck cancer. Cancer biotherapy and radiopharmaceuticals 2004;19:273-84.

Reviews

1. L Alkureishi, R de Bree, G Ross. RADPLAT: an alternative to surgery? Oncologist. 2006;11:469-80.

2. C Von Buchwald , A Bilde, T Shoaib, G Ross. Sentinel node biopsy: the technique and the feasibility in head and neck cancer.ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2002;64:268-74

3. G Ross, D Soutar, T Shoaib, HW Gray, IG Camilleri, RG Bessent, DG MacDonald The History of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Canniesburn. Oral Oncology 2001;7:405-408

Letters

1. Smith OJ, Pacifico M, G RossL.The rectus sheath and serratus fascia “reverse” fashion flap for the coverage of the lower pole in immediate implant-based breast reconstruction.J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Jul 26. pii: S1748-6815(15)00342-3.

2. G Ross. Re: superficial large Basal cell carcinoma over the face, reconstructed by v-y plasty.J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2014 Jul;7(3):183-4..

3. L Alkeurishi, G Ross. Thinning of the anterolateral thigh flap: unpredictable results. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;118:569-70

4. D Oudit, G Ross, McGrouther D. A Case of referred pain following a Pedicled Medial Gastocnemius Muscle Fla. West Indian Medical Journal 2005;54:90

5. D.Oudit, G Ross, M Ellabban, MG Berry, AM.Juma. A Modification of the V-Y Advancement Flap to cover a defect of the outer canthus and both eyelids. European Journal of Plastic Surgery 2005);27: 383–386

6. G Ross, V Cucchiara, D Oudit, MG Berry, A J Howcroft. The intrinsic neuroadipofascial pedicled fasciocutaneous flap. BJPS 2005;58:577-9

7. L Alkeurishi, G Ross. Non-dominant fasciocutaneous flap blood supply. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2005;115(3):953-4

8. H Davies, G Ross, A Juma. A potential complication of the anterolateral thigh adipofascial perforator flap.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2004;114(1):280-1

9. G McCoubrey, G Ross. Subunits of the cheek: an algorithm for the reconstruction of partial-thickness defects British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2004; 57(5):478-9

10. G Vullupalati, D Oudit, G Ross. The digital arteries proper arising from the dorsal metacarpal artery with a minor contribution from a persistent median artery: anatomical variation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2004 ; 113(3) : 1095-1096

11. L Alkeurishi,G RossUnusual branching of the lateral circumflex femoral arterial system for anterolateral thigh flaps.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2003;111(7):248

12. G Ross, O Dodd, Lipham J, Campbell J.Rectal perforation in unstable pelvic fractures: the use of flexible sigmoidoscopy. Injury 2003; 34(5): 395

13. G Ross, K Taams. Anaesthesia of the Lacrimal nerve . Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1999; 104(3):876-878 14.G Ross, R Dunn, K Taams. An innovative idea of note takingBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery 1999; 52(6):512

Tips and techniques

1. G Ross, G Fletcher-Williams, D McGrouther. Maneouvoring a-head in plastic surgery. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2003;56(8):812-4

2. G Ross, NS Mercer. Incisions for tip rhinoplasty: The use of aliss forceps. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2001; 54(2) 154-155

3. G Ross, N Steventon, D Pinder, M Bridger. The nasal shaver for nasal surgery. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2000; 44(3):343-344

4. A Renshaw, R Price, G Ross, J Watson. A modification to the Tupper Hand to improve intraoperative access.J Hand Surg [Br].2006;31:699-700