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