About SASES keyboard_arrow_down

The South African Society of Endoscopic Surgeons

Our Mission

The Society was established to promote high standards of endoscopic surgery in South Africa. It will disseminate knowledge and training via academic meetings, training courses and sponsorships. It will formulate and provide guidelines for basic and advanced laparoscopy. It will advise and assist official bodies such as South African Medical Association and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) with credentialing issues and ethical issues arising from the practice of endoscopic surgery. It will seek to co-operate and interact with the other South African surgical societies and with international laparoscopic societies.

President: Dr Emile Coetzee

Past President: Prof Eugenio Panieri

Member: Surgical Skills Training: Prof Alp Numanoglu

Member: MAS Fellowship, Metabolic surgery: Prof Zach Koto

Member: Vice President, ERAS: Dr Ravi Oodit

Member: Treasurer: Dr Grahame Reimers

Member & HIG Chairman, surgical training: Dr Heather Bougard

Member: Metabolic surgery: Dr Jeanne Lubbe

Secretary: Dr Bernie Maree

Digital Services: Dr Jaco Botes

Faculty keyboard_arrow_down
Dr. Emile Coetzee MBCHB, FCS(SA), MMED (Surg), Crt. Gastroenterology (SA) Surg, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr. Bernie Maree General Surgeon, Disa Specialist Surgeons, Vincent Pallotti Hospital, South Africa General Surgery
Dr. Thinus Smit Specialist General Surgeon, Zuid Afrikaans Hospital, South Africa Bariatric Surgery