Up to 50% of excess body weight may be lost through surgery.

Weight loss surgery is known as Bariatric or Metabolic Surgery. Changes are made to the patient’s digestive system to assist in weight loss. Exercise and diet on their own are often insufficient in patients with extreme or morbid obesity. Bariatric Surgery alters the digestive process so food is no longer broken down and absorbed in the normal way. People can lose weight with surgery by having a gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band, or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. All of these surgeries involve reducing the size of the stomach and/or limiting the amount of food that can be consumed. By reducing the stomach size, people are able to eat less food, leading to weight loss.

Typical candidates for Bariatric Surgery are

  • Patients with a BMI of 35-39 and significant health problems
  • Patients with a BMI of 40 or more
  • Lower BMIs are acceptable for procedures such as the Intragastric Balloon
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Internationally Accredited Centre of Excellence
Internationally Accredited Centre of Excellence

Office Hours

Available for consultation at Bedford Gardens Hospital in Bedfordview.

Monday-Thursday08:00 – 17:00
Friday08:00 – 16:00

Holistic Bariatric Surgery South Africa

Our professional Bariatric team will be with you every step of the way, providing a holistic and effective approach to achieving your weight loss goals and improving your overall health.

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Every member of the multi-disciplinary team will be involved with your weight-loss journey.

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Care out of hours is available 24×7 through our Emergency Department.

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Years of training and expertise ensure the correct procedure selection and management.

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A significant investment by Busamed Modderfontein Hospital ensures the latest equipment and facilities.

What Our Patients Think of Us

Our patients speak highly of their experience with our team.

“I would like to let you know that I am very pleased with the outcome of my balloon procedure.  I have already started losing weight!  My treatment was second to none and Dr Sofianos was efficient, polite and caring.”

Ayanda M.

“The care that I received was fantastic and I was made to feel at ease, and comfortable at all times. The process was streamlined and efficient and I am happy to report that I am 6 months out from my Sleeve Gastrectomy and could not be happier. Thank you to the whole team for their care and support.”

Melissa D.

“I have struggled with my weight all my life, and I finally found a solution. The recovery from the procedure was intense, but I had support every step of the way. I am now comfortable within my own body and have been stable at my goal weight for over a year and will be seeing the Plastic Surgeon soon. I’m very impressed with whole procedure from start to finish.”

Jannie V.

Obesity Unit South Africa