Our expert says:
Dear Maybe Diabetic
Bariatric surgery is an option for patients with obesity who have tried less invasive methods of weightloss without success. It must always be kept in mind that such interventions involve a full anaesthetic and invasive surgery. All patients also need to be assessed by the surgeon who is to do the operation. As mentioned in the various articles I have written on the subject, you can either ask your gp to refer you to a surgeon or contact the Call Centre of the Netcare Bariatric Centres of Excellence on 0861-623-7489 or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Website at www.netcare.co.za to discuss this option, the potential costs and any associated problems.
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