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.

Committee Members 2021 / 2022

Prof Eugenio Panieri
Past President
Prof Alp Numanoglu
Member: Surgical Skills Training
Dr Emile Coetzee
Prof Zach Koto
Member: MAS Fellowship, Metabolic surgery
Dr Ravi Oodit
Member: Vice President, ERAS
Dr Grahame Reimers
Member: Treasurer
Dr Heather Bougard
Member & HIG Chairman, surgical training
Dr Jeanne Lubbe
Member: Metabolic surgery
Bernie Maree
Jaco Botes
Member: Digital Services