Speciality

Subspeciality

  • Ear Nose and Throat Otolaryngology

Areas of Interest

Head and Neck cancer, Rhinology / Sinus surgery, Snoring surgery, Thyroid cancer

About

Dr. Ben Dixon dedicated his practice to the field of Head and Neck Cancer after completing Melbourne based training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Post fellowship training included a two year Head and Neck Surgical Oncology fellowship at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto. He went on to receive a fellowship diploma from the American Head and Neck Society.Ben underwent further training in robotic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania prior to establishing the Transoral Robotic Surgery program at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He is now the most experienced surgeon employing this technique in Melbourne. His research focus is surgeon-computer interface design and image-guided surgery. He has completed a PhD research into the use of computer assistance during surgery and is considered an expert in this field.Ben has extensive experience in treating all tumours in the head and neck region excluding brain and spinal cord tumours. His particular areas of expertise are parotid surgery, transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer and parapharyngeal tumours, nose and sinus surgery, as well as endoscopic skull base surgery. Ben chairs the Epworth head and neck cancer multidisciplinary meeting, and is Director of the ENT head and neck service at St Vincent's Hospital.

Epworth hospital locations

Hospital

Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Pinnacle Surgery

Suite 9.5
89 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121

Education and training

  • Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery

Research

  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/BenjaminDixon

Qualifications

  • MBBS (Hons), Monash University 2001
  • FRACS, Royal Australian College of Surgeons 2010
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2017

Professional Associations

  • ASOHNS
  • RACS
  • ANZHNCS

Public Appointments

  • St Vincent's Hospital