Bariatric Surgery Conference 2015

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March 21     Lecture room 1saturday

First plenary session :       Chair Dr E Swanepoel

08h00  – 08h15            Welcome address & Opening                         Andre Potgieter

08h15  – 08h45            The latest news – SOS Study                            Prof Hans Lonroth

08h45 – 09h15             South African database                                   Prof Tessa van der Merwe

09h15 – 09h45             An affordable future                                       Dr Victor Ramathisele

09h45 – 10h15             A healthcare funders perspective                  Dr Ryan Noach (DH)...

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5 Things Not to Say to Someone Who’s Had Weight-Loss Surgery

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Weight-loss surgery has always been a topic of conversation and intrigue. After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie underwent Lap-Band surgery (in which a silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to shrink it) in 2013, the media went crazy, questioning how much weight he’d lost, why he didn’t look even thinner, and whether or not he had failed in his efforts to slim down.
Although many weight-loss patients are open about their experiences, there are still some questions that are simply insensitive or inappropriate to ask, whether or not you realize it. Brian Smith, MD, a bariatric surgeon at University of California Irvine, weighs in on some of the most common (and offensive) remarks, and why you should keep your mouth closed.
Don’t say: “You’re so lucky you can eat...

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SA doctors perform interactive gastric surgery

Cape Town – In a first for South Africa, live, interactive gastric surgery has been performed at a workshop on Thursday. The operation was screened to an adjacent boardroom filled with medical staff who discussed the procedure as it happened. Source:
CAPE TOWN – In a first for South Africa, live, interactive gastric surgery has been performed at a workshop in Cape Town today.

The higher the BMI, the more succcessful the resolution of the condition is going to be

The operation was screened to an adjacent boardroom filled with medical staff, who discussed the procedure as it happened.

Organisers want the perception that gastric bypasses are purely cosmetic to change. They say more needs to be invested in obesity research and surgery.

The statistics are shocking… 28% of South African women a...

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Hippocrates Says…

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A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

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