Obesity is a worsening problem in Australia, with 2 out of 3 Australians over 18 years old overweight or obese. Bariatric or obesity surgery is a powerful and proven weight loss solution for this population. Obesity surgery is actually the only proven sustainable weight loss solution for the morbidly obese population.FIND OUT MORE
Upper GI surgery is a branch of General Surgery, and includes any problem of the oesophagus and stomach. Common Upper GI issues may include gastro-oesophageal reflux, hiatus hernias, cancer, achalasia and other motility disorders. Dr Balalis is able to assist patients with a thorough assessment of their condition and provide the appropriate advice. Sometimes surgery is not the best option, and endoscopic options or lifestyle and other modifications are more important.FIND OUT MORE
Dr Balalis is an Australian trained General Surgeon. He then undertook two years in sub-speciality training, concentrating on Bariatric, Upper GI and advanced endoscopic procedures as part of the Australian and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA).FIND OUT MORE
Dr Balalis is a surgical endoscopist. He has had significant training in endoscopic techniques, including advanced procedures. Dr Balalis has trained with internationally recognised surgeons and gastroenterologists. He is a fully credentialled endoscopist with the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA).Endoscopy
Dr Balalis is very excited to offer a new weight loss tool, in the form of the Elipse gastric balloon by Allurion. The Elipse balloon is placed without surgery, endoscopy or anaesthesia. The Allurion weight-loss programme supports patients during their 16 weeks (approximately) of therapy with patients losing on average 10-15% total body weight. Dr Balalis was the first surgeon in Australia to place an Elipse by Allurion balloon and is a qualified Allurion surgeon in Australia.Intragastric Balloon
MBBS, M. Phil (Surgery), FRACS
Bariatric, Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon.
Dr Balalis grew up in Adelaide and is an Australian trained General Surgeon. He specialises in Bariatrics (Obesity), Upper GI and Laparoscopic surgery. He has a particular passion for ‘keyhole’ techniques, and is trained in complex laparoscopic surgery.Find out more