Your weight loss journey will be assisted by a number of our friendly staff. Meet the team below:
Antonia Manolios – Dietitian
Antonia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and has been a member of the GBA team for more than 8 years. Antonia is one of Australia’s most experienced dietitians in the context of gastric balloon and other endoscopic weight loss therapies and works closely with our patients to help them learn and implement healthy eating and lifestyle choices to maximise their weight loss.
Casey O’Dell – Dietitian
Casey is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a number of years’ experience working with patients undergoing gastric balloon and other bariatric therapies. Casey works closely with the rest of the GBA team and her patients to help them learn and implement healthy eating and lifestyle choices to maximise their weight loss.
Christina Ross – Dietitian
Christina is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with experience in one-on-one and group-based nutrition education, as well as in the development and implementation of lifestyle programs that empower patients to make positive and long-lasting change. Christina works closely with our team to support patients as they establish new lifestyle habits to achieve their health, wellbeing and weight loss goals.
Kamyra La Fauci – Dietitan
Kamyra is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney. Kamyra has several years’ of experience working specifically in the area of weight loss and community health programs to educate and empower others to make positive changes to their nutrition and overall health. Her love for food and strong interest for health and wellbeing is what attracted her to become a Dietitian, and her passion is making a difference and working towards tackling the obesity epidemic in Australia to help all Australians live happier and healthier lives.
Bethany Brink – Practice Nurse
Bethany is a Registered Nurse with a comprehensive background in anaesthetics and recovery. Her critical and analytical skills aid her to monitor and tailor your weight loss journey to ensure you feel safe, supported and informed. Bethany assisted in the first Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) cases completed in the Asia-Pacific region, and continues to assist in many of the procedures. This level of involvement positions her in a pivotal role to answer your questions and put your mind at ease.
Samantha Melki – Practice Nurse
Samantha is a Registered Nurse with experience in elective surgery and endoscopy procedures. Her sound understanding of the patient journey enables her to help guide you through your program with compassion and empathy, as well as to uncomplicate the process as much as possible. Samantha is committed to providing constant follow up care and education to ensure you feel supported during your weight loss.
Dr Cal Paterson – Clinical Psychologist
Cal is a Clinical Psychologist who has been working in the field of Psychology since 1997. Since 2011, Cal has worked closely with hundreds of people with weight loss or management issues. Cal works closely with many of our patients, providing support for those who are considering or have undergone bariatric therapies.
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