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 group will be to provide pre-op as well as post op support for our patients, by ourselves our staff and patients as well as to provide all interested parties with the relevant information needed to make the necessary choices to living a healthier lifestyle after having undergone bariatric surgery.
In order for us to establish such a Support Group we will need to do the following:
• Establish a Support Group Committee comprising of at least 3 members (2 females and 1 Male). The committee members need to be post-op patients of either Dr Gert Du Toit or Dr Ivor Funnel.
• The purpose of the Support Group Committee Members are to:
1. Be mentors to pre-op patients and other interested parties, by sharing their collective experiences both before and after surgery.
2. To Arrange and facilitate monthly Support Group meetings at an agreed upon venue and to inform all support group members of such planned meetings and events such as guest speakers and discussion topics.
We would d therefore like to invite, all our patients and those considering Bariatric Surgery, to contactVastha Thomas, at our offices to establish this Support Group, for the benefit of everyone involved in this life changing experience.
We look forward to building a mutually beneficial Support Group, in which all of us play a role in ensuring each other’s successful on this weight-loss mission.
Durban Bariatric Surgery
Drs du Toit, Funnell and Partners
201 Caritas Wing,
St Augustines Hospital
107 JB Marks Road,Glenwood
Tel: 031 268 5663
Fax: 031 201 3516