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Centres of Excellence for Metabolic Medicine and Surgery

CEMMS has committed itself to ensuring that all teams who are functioning in the field of bariatric surgery are adequately trained.

CEMMS strives to make bariatric surgery accessible to those patients who show a very clear and favourable risk-benefit ratio.

Medical aids stand to benefit significantly from the high resolution of many co-morbidities of obesity, should they offer reimbursement for metabolic surgery.

The Bariatric surgery program in South Africa consists of specific guidelines to facilitate safe practice in metabolic surgery. The guidelines are evidence based and follow the protocols of major international organizations such as the ASBS, IFSO, SRC and others.

Safe bariatric treatment requires thorough evaluation of candidates by a multi-disciplinary team, proper preparation and safe surgery. This team includes an endocrinologist, pulmonary physician, cardiologist, and anaesthetist with experience in treating morbid obese patients, a psychologist, psychiatrist, ICU specialists, accredited nutritionists and physiotherapist.

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**Please note that Unitas Hospital, Pretoria, is not an accredited Centre of Excellence for Metabolic Medicine and Surgery of SA**

 

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Johannesburg - Netcare
Waterfall City Hospital Principal Surgeon Dr. Gary Fetter email Rene 011 304 7825 email
Cnr Magwa Cresc & Mac Mac Ave, Kyalami Midrand Assistant Surgeon Dr. Sudha Naidoo email Jenny 011 777 2104 email
  Endocrinologist Prof Tess vd Merwe  email

Geraldine

Isobel

011 304 7821

011 304 7975

email
  Hospital Manager Rolien Kuhne email Louise 011 304 6627 email
Boksburg/ Benoni- Netcare
Sunward Park Hospital Principal Surgeon Dr. Francois Schutte email Margie 011 897 1797/49 email
Cnr. Kingfisher Ave & Aquarius Rd; Boksburg, 1459 Specialist Physician Dr. Fanie Beetge email Janette 011 896 2506 email
  Specialist Physician Dr. Angela Murphy email Wendy 011 896 2420 email
  Hospital Manager Mr. James du Plessis email Sherilyn 011 897 1600 email
Bloemfontein - Mediclinic
Mediclinic Specialist Surgeon Dr. Geofre Heyns email Anel 051 444 6258 email
Cnr Kelner & Parfitt St; Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301 Specialist Physician Dr. Frieda D Pienaar email Charlene 051 444 5024 email
  Specialist Physician Dr. C Ebersohn email Suzette 051 444 0475  
  Hospital Manager Mr. Carl Buhrman email Trudie 051 404 6208 email
Bloemfontein- Life
Rosepark Hospital Principal Surgeon Dr. John-Barry Fichardt email Lizelle 051 525 2127 email
57 Gustav Crescent, Bloemfontein, 9301 Specialist Physician Dr. Freek Bester email Leni 051 522 1907 email
  Specialist Physician Dr. Gilbert Gibson email Hester 051 522 9779 email
  Hospital Manager Mr. Hein Rossouw email Dalene 051 505 5111 email
Durban, Berea- Netcare
St. Augustine's Hospital Principal Surgeon Dr. Gert du Toit
0825737527
email Dera 031 201 3070 email
107 JB Marks Rd Glenwood Durban 4001 Principal Surgeon

Dr. Ivor Funnel

083 775 7645

email Dera 031 201 3070 email
  Endocrinologist Dr. P. Naiker email Linda 031 201 3101 email
  Hospital Manager Ms. Augusta Dorning email Lorna 031 268 5018 email
George - Mediclinic
Mediclinic Principal Surgeon Dr. Danie Folscher email Denise 044 873 0996 email
Cnr York & Gloucester Rd George 6530 Specialist Physician Dr. I. Immink   Amanda 044 874 4024 email
  Specialist Physician Dr. A. Beetge Riana 044 801 5700 email
  Hospital Manager Mr. Kassie Karstens email Bernicois 044 803 2000 email
Port Elizabeth - Netcare
Greenacres Hospital Principal Surgeon Dr. Nico van Niekerk email Elma 041 363 0360 email
Cnr Cape & Rochelle Road, Greenacres, 6057 Assistant Surgeon Dr. Gretha V Heerden
0832915897
lemail Elma 041 363 0360 email
  Endocrinologist Dr. Greg Hough email Estelle 041 363 5249 email
  Hospital Manager Gloria Murison email Linda 041 390 7102 email
Cape Town,Netcare
N1 City Hospital Principal Surgeon Dr. André Potgieter
0837000428
email
email
Louise 021 556 6040/021 595 2280 email
Louwtjie Rothman St Goodwood 7460 Specialist Physician Dr. Hilton Kaplan email Lana 021 674 2086 email
  Hospital Manager Mr. EA van Wyk email Louise 021 590 4001 email
Cape Town, Life
Kingsbury Hospital Principal Surgeon Dr. Graham Stapleton email Val 021 674 3309
021 671 6181 (clinic)
email
Wilderness Road, Claremont, 7700 Principal Surgeon Dr. Ian Marr email Bernadette 021 674 0107 email
  Endocrinologist Dr. Wayne May email Cheryl 021 674 6414 email
  Endocrinologist Dr. Hilton Kaplan email Lana 021 674 2086 email
  Specialist Physician Dr. J Turner email June 021 683 4770 email
  Hospital Manager Dr. Justin Gavanescu email Carmen 021 670 4058 email
Cape Town, Mediclinic
Durbanville Principal Surgeon Dr. Etienne Swanepoel email Charlene 021 975 2594 email
45 Wellington Road, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550 Specialist Physician Dr. Malcolm Sandler email Naomi 021 930 5050 email
  Hospital Manager Mrs. Christine Taylor email Marianka 021 980 2179 email