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Weight loss surgery is on the rise but there is still more to be done!     Weight loss surgery is on the rise, but...

Type 2 Diabetes Australia Guidelines – Weight loss surgery is highly effective

There is a worsening issue of obesity in Australia, with prospective modelling suspecting that up to 80% of all Australians will be overweight in 10...

One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass

Interest and use of the mini-bypass is increasing every year, and is a commonly performed weight loss surgery in Dr Balalis' practice. Patients can expect...

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is the most common operation currently performed for weight loss in Australia and has very good results. Dr Balalis performs sleeve gastrectomy operations...

Smoking and Bariatric Surgery - There are a number of complications associated with smoking and weight loss surgery

  There are a number of complications associated with smoking and weight loss surgery. Dr George Balalis sees a lot of patients for consideration of...

Dr Balalis went live with Koshie and Natalie from 7NEWS Sunrise to discuss the new Elipse by Allurion weight loss balloon in Australia.

Let me be clear, this is a medical procedure, not a ‘miracle’ treatment, and you can listen to the full interview at Seven news below...

Weight Loss Surgery – How Do You Know Which Weight Loss Procedure Is Right For You?

Sleeve vs one anastomosis (mini) gastric bypass vs Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – Dr Balalis offers all of these weight loss procedures.   Sleeve gastrectomy involves...

First in Australia

First Australian Elipse intra-gastric balloon placed by Dr Balalis Today is an exciting day! Dr Balalis has successfully placed the first Australian Elipse intra-gastric balloon...

Why Dr Balalis does not offer Lap bands

  Lap banding - otherwise known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) or gastric banding, was a common form of surgery, but is no longer...

Allurion Elipse gastric balloon - Weight loss with no surgery, no endoscopy, no anaesthesia

The Elipse gastric balloon is an exciting new weight loss tool, that is now offered by Dr Balalis. It is the first swallowable gastric balloon...

New Weight Loss Medication

  STEP 1 – Is semaglutide (Ozempic) the first step?   There has been a recent trial published of once-weekly injection of semaglutide (Ozempic). Semaglutide...

Improved Life Expectancy with Bariatric Surgery

  A recent publication in the New England Journal of Medicine, solidified what was already suspected - bariatric surgery is associated with longer life expectancy....

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

  October is National Liver Awareness Month in the U.S, and it is NAFLD that has been gaining attention locally, as it is a growing...

Endoscopy Prior To And After Bariatric Surgery

The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) have produced an important position statement on the role of endoscopy prior to,...

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