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.
Dr Balalis provides a wide range of options for patients wanting bariatric surgery. The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is the most common operation performed Australia-wide. This does not mean that this is the only option available. Dr Balalis is an Australian trained surgeon, who has undertaken further sub-specialty work in internationally renowned Bariatric and Upper GI units, and has the ability to provide a tailored approach to patient care. This well-trained and up to date approach to care is what is important to ensure patients have the best result.
Dr Balalis works together with patients as well as other health professionals to provide a patient-centred approach. These other professionals include personal trainers, dieticians, physiotherapists, psychologists, medical physicians and endocrinologists. This patient-centred approach is very important.
The operations are performed laparoscopically – or ‘keyhole’. This is a minimally invasive operation, and ensures swift recovery for patients.
Some of the weight-loss operations performed by Dr Balalis include:
– Gastric Band removal
– Sleeve Gastrectomy
– Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)
– Single-anastomosis Gastric Bypass (‘Mini-Bypass’ or ‘One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass’)
– Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon
– Endoscopic Overstitch procedures
– Revisional operations
The right procedure for you needs to be discussed with Dr Balalis, taking into account all options and your particular circumstances.
Dr Balalis is happy to see all patients interested in weight loss surgery. To find out more about available options, or to book a consultation, please contact us today