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Empowering Weight-Loss Journeys:

Expert support for pre- and post-surgery patients of  Dr Gert du Toit & Dr Ivor Funnell

Welcome to Durban Bariatric Surgery

Our aim is to provide information and support to pre and post surgery patients of Dr Gert du Toit and Dr Ivor Funnel regarding Weight-Loss Surgery Solutions. Bariatric Surgery is designed to create lasting weight-loss results through Lifestyle Changes and Surgical intervention. The partnership of Drs du Toit & Funnell received their accreditation for bariatric weight loss surgery from Professor Linroth from Sweden in January 2007. In addition to specializing in Bariatric, Digestive and Laparoscopic Surgery we also offer Endocrine, Vascular and Trauma Surgery.

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery or metabolic surgery, involves altering the digestive system to aid in weight reduction.

It is typically pursued when traditional methods like diet and exercise fail to yield results or when weight-related health issues become severe. This type of surgery modifies how the body processes food, with procedures like gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch being common options. These surgeries reduce stomach size or restrict food intake, enabling individuals to consume less and consequently lose weight.



Effective Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery has been proven to be highly effective in achieving significant and sustained weight loss, especially for individuals who have struggled with obesity and have been unsuccessful with traditional weight loss methods. This weight loss can lead to improvements in various obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and joint pain.


Improvement in Health and Quality of Life:

Beyond weight loss, bariatric surgery often results in improvements in overall health and quality of life. Many patients experience resolution or significant improvement in obesity-related health conditions, leading to reduced reliance on medications, increased mobility, better sleep, and enhanced psychological well-being. This can translate to a higher quality of life and increased longevity.


Long-term Maintenance of Weight Loss

Unlike many other weight loss methods, bariatric surgery offers long-term maintenance of weight loss. With the appropriate lifestyle changes and ongoing support, patients can sustain their weight loss over the years, reducing the likelihood of weight regain and the associated health risks. This long-term success can help individuals lead healthier, more active lives for the long term.

Our Experience Speaks For Itself

Bariatric Centre Of Excellence

Years Experience
Surgeries to date
Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Hybrid Procedures

We follow a holistic approach that is patient-centered, and our multidisciplinary team ensures success every step of the way.

Our Memberships

Are you a good candidate for bariatric surgery?

Call our consulting rooms for an appointment, where you will be assessed and based on your individual case the Doctors will recommend what procedure is best suited for you.


Telephone: 031 201 3070


Address: Suite 201 Caritas Wing L2 St Augustine’s Hospital, 107 J B Marks Road, Glenwood, Berea, 4083

Location: Berea, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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