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Bariatric Surgery in South Africa

Can you imagine sharing a coffee with an internationally renowned surgeon and having a direct, pleasant and informal conversation?
Thanks to the new "A COFFEE WITH" feature of AIS you will be able to do so!!!
You will have a coffee agenda so you can choose the day and time and enjoy a dose of surgical caffeine of the highest level.
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Dr. Smit is a specialist general surgeon in SA focused on upper GIT surgery and bariatric surgery.

During 2022 he was the secretary of the South African Metabolic Medicine and Surgery society which is part of the South African Society for endoscopic surgery (SASES), focussing on improving and expanding bariatric surgery in SA and also improving the training for minimal invasive surgery in SA. He is also  the co-founder of BSI Deep Health which is a health tech company that is focussed on using AI to improve surgical outcomes.

Since 2022 he has been practicing at Zuid Afrikaans Hospital in Pretoria, where he runs a unit for upper GIT surgery and bariatric surgery together with Dr Francois Schutte.

He is also involved with the IPIM network (Innovative Perioperative Information Management). This is a newly formed network where they are working to improve the collection of peri operative data and making that data available to specialists to improve the level of care and training and research in SA.