Our Team

 

Geoff Draper 

Dr Geoffrey Draper

Surgeon

Mr Geoffrey Draper is a specialist surgeon who trained in General Surgery at Melbourne's Monash Medical Centre followed by advanced training in laparoscopic surgery in England at MATTU.

In particular his focus has been on laparoscopic stomach surgery and hernia surgery, with advanced training in weight loss surgery. Now, Mr Draper's main focus is weight loss surgery, in particular Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass surgery.... [more]

Karen 

Karen

Practice Manager

Karen is the Practice Manager, but also is the smiling face at the reception desk and the friendly voice answering the phones. Karen is the first person to contact if you have an inquiry regarding any issue. From fees to dates for surgery, Karen will be able to answer your questions. And if Karen doesn't know, she will find out for you and get back to you.

When it comes to getting everything organised before surgery, Karen will make sure your experience is as smooth and low-stress as possible. Everything you need to do will be clearly written down for you and she will make most of the phone calls and save you a lot of running around.

Kate

Kate

Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Diabetes Educator and Personal Trainer

Kate Save (Michelson) is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (Registered as both a Clinical and Sports Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia and Sports Dietitians Australia) and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Registered with ESSA/AAESS) and has completed a double degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and Exercise Science at Deakin University. Kate also completed an Advanced Diploma in Diabetes Education at Curtin University.

Kate's main objective in her professional practice is to assist individuals to achieve optimal health and well-being through balanced nutrition and appropriate exercise prescription. Kate is also a personal trainer and works with clients of all ages ranging from school-age children through to older adults using a range of cardio, core and strength training techniques.

Visit her website at www.healthandnutrition.com.au for more information.

Prue

Prue

Dietitian

Prue is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (Registered with the Dietitians Association of Australia) and has completed a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Health Science and a Masters of Dietetics. She has a passion for helping others to achieve their goals, be it weight loss, health or fitness

Prue is also an accredited running coach with Athletics Victoria and has completed 3 marathons herself. She loves keeping fit through running and pilates and also enjoys good food and good wine.

 

David 

David

Staff Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr David Lindholm graduated from Monash University medical school with honours 1990. He completed his specialist Anaesthesia training 1997 at The Alfred. David worked as a full time staff specialist Anaesthetist at The Alfred until 2005 and completed further specialist training in Pain Medicine 2006.

Currently David is a visiting specialist in Pain Medicine at The Alfred on Wednesdays and private anaesthesia on the Mornington Peninsula for the rest of the week.

Craig

Craig

Surgical Assistant

Dr Craig Smith is a surgical assistant and a General Practitioner. When Craig is in the operating room he assists primarily in weight loss surgery and general surgery, and has considerable experience in both of these. When in his rooms at the Langwarrin Medical Clinic Craig is well known for being able to do minor procedures in the rooms, including vasectomy, skin cancer surgery and skin lumps.

For account inquiries, please contact Karen in Mr Draper's rooms on 03 97707189 for general questions. For questions regarding your specific account contact Dr Smith in writing at PO Box 4061 Mt Eliza 3930. Include you phone number in your letter in case it is simpler for Dr Smith to call you back.

If you would like to see Dr Smith as a patient in his rooms, including for minor procedures, please ring Langwarrin Medical Clinic on 03 97890066.

Roger

Roger

Surgical Assistant

Dr Roger Dielemans is a surgical Assistant. He works at a number of hospitals around the Mornington Peninsula area assisting surgeons in a wide number of operations.

He has worked with Mr Draper for over 5 years and is very experienced in weight loss surgery and general surgery, in particular laparoscopy.

Call Karen on 03 97707189 for contact details to discuss any inquiries regarding accounts.

Please Contact Melbourne Bariatrics on  03  9770  7189 for more information or to make an appointment
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