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 and 10% of men are classified as morbidly obese.

Doctors say for some people, diets and lifestyle change is not an option and gastric surgery is the only answer, especially for those with associated diseases like diabetes and heart conditions.

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Source: http://www.enca.com/sa-doctors-perform-interactive-gastric-surgery

 

 

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