DR JOE DUSSELDORP
M.S. (PLAST.), M.B., B.S. (Hons.), B.Com, F.R.A.C.S. (Plast.)
Dr Joe Dusseldorp is a Clinical Academic and Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Sydney, Australia. He completed his specialist training through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and has undertaken two years of international fellowship in innovative centres including Mass Eye and Ear, Harvard University, Boston, and Johns Hopkins, Baltimore in the USA specialising in peripheral nerve surgery.
He is excited to offer cutting-edge peripheral nerve surgery techniques as the predominant focus of his practice. His major interests are facial reanimation following facial palsy and nerve decompression to treat neuralgia resulting from diabetes, trauma and peripheral neuropathy. In many cases, this is the first time these procedures have been offered in Australia, allowing patients to now seek these treatments at home.
Joe has public hospital admitting rights at Concord Hospital, private consulting rooms in Mosman and at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and provides plastic surgery services at numerous Private Hospitals across Sydney. Joe has a strong research focus and works with other scientists and clinicians through his role as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney. He is passionate about removing the stigmata of disease and deformity to give his patients opportunities for normal social interactions, relationships, and rewarding lives. His research has been focused on solving some of the difficult problems in plastic surgery: particularly, malformations of the ear, facial palsy, cerebral palsy, neuralgia, migraines and peripheral neuropathy in diabetic feet. He believes the key to advances in surgical management of disease will come from the integration of emerging technologies with modern medical practice.
Joe’s hobbies include travelling with his growing young family. He also enjoys training specialists in developing nations and undertakes mission trips annually to Haiti, Ecuador and Honduras. He is completing a PhD in the clinical translation of emerging biotechnology and also developing a novel medical device that will be able to block spasticity in cerebral palsy patients and block aberrant pain signals.
Areas Of Special Interest/Expertise
• Facial nerve disorders including congenital and acquired facial palsy, Bell’s palsy, and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
• Reconstructive and cosmetic facial procedures including smile reanimation, brow lift, blepharoplasty, eyelid tightening procedures, facelift
• Peripheral nerve surgery across the entire body: carpal tunnel decompression, tarsal tunnel decompression, ilio-inguinal decompression, nerve entrapment for migraine, nerve decompression for diabetic peripheral neuropathy
• Ear reconstruction, including microtia and otoplasty
Phone: 1300 59 8886
Fax: 02 4044 0144