Hunters Hill Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Castlecrag Private Hospital, Hunters Hill Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital specialist JOE DUSSELDORP


M.S. (PLAST.), M.B., B.S. (HONS.), B.COM, F.R.A.C.S. (PLAST.)

Dr Joe Dusseldorp is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He enjoys managing a wide range of adult and paediatric plastic surgical conditions, and is excited to offer cutting-edge reconstructive surgery following breast cancer and facial reconstruction following facial paralysis and deformities of the ears.

Dr Joe Dusseldorp is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. He completed his specialist training through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and graduated with Honours from University of Sydney Medical School.

He enjoys managing a wide range of adult and paediatric plastic surgical conditions, and is excited to offer cutting-edge facial reconstructive and facial nerve reanimation surgery. Joe has undertaken two years of international fellowship years training in innovative centres including Mass Eye and Ear, Harvard University, Boston, and John Hopkins, Baltimore in the USA in order to learn both medical and surgical aspects of treating patients with facial nerve disorders and peripheral neuropathy, skin cancers and facial deformities including congenital and post-traumatic conditions. He also spent a year in Paris, France learning the complete management of ear deformities, both congenital and acquired and has co-authored a definitive text on the subject entitled “Auricular Reconstruction”. He also has an interest in nerve decompression to improve sensation in diabetic feet, an area that has received little attention in Australia until now.

A major focus of his work is breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer and he is one of the few surgeons in Sydney routinely offering DIEP flap reconstructions. Joe provides both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery services at numerous Private Hospitals across Sydney. He has public hospital admitting rights at Concord Hospital. 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 of people with disfigurement to give them opportunities for normal social interactions, relationships, and rewarding lives. His research is focused on solving some of the difficult problems in plastic surgery: particularly, malformations of the ear, facial palsy, cerebral palsy, 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 enjoys spending time with his growing young family. He also enjoys training specialists in developing nations. He is completing a PhD in the clinical translation of emerging biotechnology and also developing a novel medical device that aims to improve spasticity in children living with cerebral palsy.

General adult and paediatric plastic surgery; Skin cancer reconstruction; Facial trauma and reconstruction; Facial nerve disorders including congenital and acquired palsy, Bell’s palsy, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome; Reconstructive and cosmetic facial procedures including brow lift, blepharoplasty, eyelid tightening procedures, facelift, smile procedures; Ear reconstruction including microtia, lobule repair and otoplasty; Breast reconstruction and augmentation / reduction; Abdominoplasty and bodylifting procedures; Massive weightloss skin excess reduction surgeries
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