Pre Admission

Herewith a brief summary with regards to the Gastric Bypass Surgery program.

Who qualifies?

  • Patients with a BMI of  >35 plus 2 co-morbidities

  • Patients with a BMI of  >40 plus 1 co- morbidity

  • Patients under the age of 55 years

How to calculate your BMI: Weight ÷Height2

Co-morbidities are: Diabetes, heart & lung disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, kidney & liver disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, gastro esophageal reflux disease, orthopedic problems, etc.

To join the program

All prospective patients must attend an information session conducted by Professor van der Walt before a consultation.  No patients will be consulted without attending an information session. During these information sessions the following will be discussed:

  • Introduction to the team

  • Nutritionist’s roll in Obesity Surgery (pre- and post operatively)

  • Psychologist’s roll in Obesity Surgery (pre- and post operatively)

  • Health risks of Obesity

  • Types of Obesity Surgery

  • Financial Costs involved

  • Appointment timeline

After attending an information session and joining the program, a surgical  preparation time of  approximately 3-4 months is required before surgery is performed.

Information sessions are conducted on a Friday morning from 08:00 to 11:00.  Please contact us for a booking.

Surgeon Admission Form.pdf5.27 MB
Your Appointment timeline.pdf23.03 KB
Your Medical history.pdf117.59 KB