A New Look Website For Us…and perhaps a New You in 2014

If you are a regular visitor to our website no-doubt you would have noticed a fresh new look and some awesome new features we have added: Read All About the Success Stories of some of the Bariatric Patients of both Dr Gert du Toit and Dr Ivor Funnell – Success…

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Banding patients must adhere to nutritional advice

Gastric banding patients do not meet recommended daily requirements for important nutrients such as protein, vitamin D and calcium, despite receiving nutritional counselling over a three-month period, according to the outcomes of a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. “Our study clearly shows that there are issues regarding nutritional…

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Invitation to start a Bariatric Surgery Support Group in Durban

April 2013 – Due to the increasing demand for and at the request of our patients we ( Dr Gert du Toit and Dr Ivor Funnell would like to invite our post-operative Bariatric Surgery Patients to establish a Durban based Support Group for all interested parties. The aim of this…

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Women Should Wait at Least 12 Months Before Trying for a Baby Following Weight Loss Surgery, Experts Say

Women should wait at least 12 months before trying for a baby following weight loss surgery and need further advice and information on reproductive issues, suggests a new evidence-based literature review published January 11 in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). The review looks at the safety, advantages and limitations of…

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Halo Effect: Family Members of Gastric-Bypass Patients Also Lose Weight, Study Finds

Family members of patients who have undergone surgery for weight loss may also shed several pounds themselves, as well as eat healthier and exercise more, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. A year after the 35 patients in the study had Roux-en-Y gastric…

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Welcome

Durban Bariatric Surgery provides pre and post surgical information and solutions to severely obese patients of Drs. Du Toit, Funnell and Partners. We proudly service Durban and surrounding areas of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. Our practice is situated at Suite 201 Caritas Wing L2 St Augustines Hospital, 107 J…

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