The Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon is used in more than 30 countries worldwide, including Australia, Italy, France, the United Kingdom and Spain. In each country, Spatz Medical pairs with local doctors and clinics in order to ensure that patients who choose the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon have the best possible care before, during and after their procedures.
In Australia, our closest partner is the Gastric Balloon Australia Clinic, which was established in 2005. The Gastric Balloon Australia Clinic is the largest of its kind in Australia, offering both surgical and endoscopic (outpatient) bariatric services. The clinic, Australia’s leaders in endoscopic bariatric procedures and research, is staffed by an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, a clinical dietician, a psychologist and an exercise consultant.
Dr. George Marinos, one of the clinic’s founders, is arguably the most expert gastroenterologist treating obesity with gastric balloons in all of Australia. He is a Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and is an expert on multiple gastroenterological specialties.
Dr. Marinos co-founded the clinic with Dr. Chris Eliades. Dr. Eliades meets personally with every new patient. His professional passion is helping people succeed in their weight loss efforts. Together with Dr. Marinos, Dr. Eliades been offering surgical and non-surgical solutions to obese patients for nearly 10 years.
Once a patient decides on a gastric balloon procedure, he or she is also cared for by Antonia Manolios, a richly experienced dietitian in private practice who has a particular expertise working with weight loss clients. Rounding out the team is Lorraine Spanton, who offers exercise consultations to the clinic’s patients.
The clinic sees approximately 170 new patients each year. Dr. Marinos inserts all the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloons personally. Given their extensive professional experience, we at Spatz Medical are honored to know that the Gastric Balloon Australia Clinic considers the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon their most successful weight loss device to date.
If you’re considering having a gastric balloon procedure in Australia, there’s no question that you should make an appointment with Dr. Eliades at the Gastric Balloon Australia Clinic to discuss all your options and get all your questions answered.
Rebeca Espinoza writes about health, fitness and weight loss for Spatz Medical, makers of the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon. You can find her on Google+ or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon page on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest for healthy eating tips, inspiring quotes, videos and photos and more.