About SAMMSS keyboard_arrow_down

Aims and Functions of the Society

1. To improve health delivery in South Africa and the African continent by improving   knowledge around aspects of obesity and related diseases, including prevention and treatment. To promote training of health care professionals in both medical and surgical management of obesity.

2. To provide guidelines as to the credentials and ethics of the practice of bariatric surgery and to advise and assist official bodies such as the South African Medical  Association and the HPCSA on these matters.

SASES is the mother organisation of SAMMSS. We are currently a home for all the different members of the multi disciplinary team that is responsible for the management of obesity.

President: Dr Jeanne Lubbe

General Secretary: Dr Thinus Smit

Member: Prof Zach Koto

Member: Dr Ian Marr

Member: Prof Marli Conradi

Member: Dr Marisa Noeth

Faculty keyboard_arrow_down
Dr. Martin Brand MBChB, MRCS, FCS(SA). MMed (Surgery), PhD, Certified Gastroenterology (Surgery), Head of HPB Surgery, University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital HPB Surgery
Dr. Jeanne Lubbe MBChB, FCS(SA), PhD (US and KI), Head of Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery, Tygerberg Hospital and the Division of Surgery, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Thinus Smit Specialist General Surgeon, Zuid Afrikaans Hospital, South Africa Bariatric Surgery