Problems related to the spine become worse when the patient is significantly overweight. The holistic treatment of these problems requires the collaboration between the patient, the spine surgeon, and the dietitian-nutritionist in order to achieve weight loss both pre- and postoperatively.

Therefore, I consider my wife’s, Mrs. Dimitra Balaska contribution both valuable and necessary as a dietitian-nutritionist. Thanks to her contribution, the treatment of my overweight patients dealing with spine problems is successful.


1. Lower back pain and body weight

2. Nutrition before and after the operation