why we’re here

As a father I know that the first great wish for every baby is that they are born perfectly normal. As a doctor I know that this wish is not always granted. But I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to aspire to this ideal, no matter who they are, what age they are, or where they live.

I’m passionate about solving some of the difficult problems in plastic surgery, particularly malformations of the ear, facial palsy, cerebral palsy, and peripheral neuropathy in diabetic feet. I believe the key to advances in surgical management of disease will come from the integration of emerging technologies with modern medical practice, and I am actively involved in developing and promoting the advancement of cutting-edge facial reconstructive and facial nerve reanimation surgery.

Joe Dusseldorp


Dr Joe Dusseldorp is a surgeon based in Sydney Australia. Through his private clinic, hospital consultations and public clinic, he offers a full range of reconstructive plastic surgery, with a particular focus on treatments for microtia and ear reconstruction, skin cancer, and breast reconstruction.

He is also now offering a range of innovative treatments for cerebral palsy, facial palsy, diabetic feet and peripheral nerve disorders, such as migraine and nerve entrapment. For many of these techniques, this is the first time they have been offered in Australia, representing a wonderful opportunity for patients to now receive treatment at home and not have to travel overseas to seek care.

Find out about the clinic which offers a range of treatments to adults and children, in an environment of understanding and care.

Dr Dusseldorp is driving the development of a new medical device to address the needs of people with cerebral palsy. It integrates emerging technologies with modern medical practice, and aims to take a leap forward in nerve and muscle control. He will share more of this work on his NewsBlog.

If you are a clinician who wants to explore or collaborate on research in this area, or you just have an interest in the latest innovations in any form of reconstructive plastic surgery, we hope the information we share on this site will be useful to you.

Find out more about Joe’s story and his philosophy.

Joe with Shawn, one of his microtia patients from the USA, after building him an entirely new left ear.   Read more about Shawn’s journey.

Joe with Shawn, one of his microtia patients from the USA, after building him an entirely new left ear.

Read more about Shawn’s journey.

Whether you are a patient searching for a chance to live a normal life, a family member hoping to understand what’s possible, or a professional who wants to be part of this exciting journey, I encourage you to reach out and join me in this quest.