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 renowned Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. This provided Ben with higher skills in cancer ablation, thyroid surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery and microvascular reconstruction. He went on to receive a fellowship diploma from the American Head and Neck Society.
Dr Dixon underwent further training in robotic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania prior to establishing the Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery program at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He is now the most experienced surgeon employing this technique in Melbourne.
Dr Dixon’s research focus is surgeon-computer interface design and image-guided surgery. He is currently completing PhD research into the use of computer-assistance during surgery and is considered an expert in this field