Posted by: Jana | 2009/02/10

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Hi there doc, I was just wondering about this operation and if it is really worth it. I am morbidly obese, suffer from high blood pressure and cholestrol, started sleeping badly lately too.
I also just wanted to know if any of the medical aids were paying for this surgery yet?

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Dear Jana
I am not sure which medical aids pay for gastric bypass surgery and I would reckon it depends on the medical aid you belong to, so do contact them and ask because your morbid obesity is a direct threat to your health. For more information about such operations, contact the Bariatric Centres of Excellence in regard to having a gastric bypass to assist weightloss. You can contact Jana Derksen at the Call Centre for the Netcare Bariatric Centres of Excellence on 0861-623-7489 or contact her at: or call her on her cell phone at: 072-373-0155 or visit their Website at to discuss this option if you have a great deal of weight to lose.
Best regards

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