Doctor Details

Dr Ben Dodd

Dr Ben Dodd

SPECIALTY AREA Bariatric Surgery
General Surgery
Upper GI Surgery
ADDRESS Suite 75, Level 3, Sandford Jackson Building
The Wesley Hospital
451 Coronation Drive
Auchenflower Qld 4066
FAX 07 3371 5399

Dr Ben Dodd is a General Surgeon with subspecialty interest in laparoscopic upper gastrointestinal (oesophagogastric) and bariatric surgery.After growing up in Brisbane and completing a Bachelor of Science degree, Ben graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2001. He then completed his specialty training in the UK and Ireland, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 2013.

Dr Dodd returned to Brisbane to undertake further fellowship training in complex laparoscopic upper GI cancer and bariatric surgeries at the Princess Alexandra and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals. He also completed the Australasian Fellowship exam and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) during this time.

During these years of post-Fellowship training with world experts in their fields, Dr Dodd has obtained expertise in the management of: 

  • bariatric (weight loss) surgery, including complex revisional/redo
  • evidence based dietary weight loss advice
  • reflux disease and hiatus hernia
  • upper GI (oesophagus and stomach) cancer
  • biliary (gallstone) disease
  • hernia surgery

Ben is an active supervisor of surgical registrars and regularly teaches medical students through his academic appointment as Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland. He is a member of RACS, RCS Edinburgh, ANZGOSA and OSSANZ.

Dr Dodd has presented and published during his training, and completed a Masters of Science (MSc) degree in 2010. Ben is actively leading several upper GI research projects across multiple hospital sites. He is passionate about minimising surgical complications and optimising the patient experience through enhanced recovery programmes, laparoscopic surgery and robust clinical governance and audit practices.

Dr Dodd consults at The Wesley Hospital but also fortnightly at North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre and Priority Health Medical Centre, Springfield Central.