Update on SASES and Bariatric Surgery

Dear Members The SASES Exco has been reviewing the position of bariatric and metabolic surgery in South Africa with the view to supporting this very necessary surgery. From the outset the SASES Exco has undertaken …

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Update on SASES and Bariatric Surgery

Dear Members   The SASES Exco has been reviewing the position of bariatric and metabolic surgery in South Africa with the view to supporting this very necessary surgery. From the outset the SASES Exco has …

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Update on your society’s activities since Port Elizabeth ASSA/SAGES

Dear Membership As we have entered the final quarter of 2017 it is fitting that you, the Membership, have an update on what your Society – SASES is doing for you and for endoscopic surgery. …

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Laparoscopic Appendectomy Study, Medscheme

22 May 2017   The final analysis of our six-month study was completed by Medscheme.  Fedhealth has now agreed to allow all appendectomies to be done laparoscopically, by SASES surgeons, in any hospital until the end …

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BREAKING NEWS : BONITAS MEDICAL SCHEME / LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDECTOMIES

After our Laparoscopic Appendectomy Pilot Study which admittedly produced very small numbers, Bonitas Medical Scheme, who as you know falls under the Medscheme umbrella – our partners in the Laparoscopic Appendicectomy Study - have agreed …

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FEEDBACK ON MEDSCHEME LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDIX PROJECT

The pilot project for Laparoscopic Appendicectomies under the Medscheme umbrella came to an end on 31/12/2016.      Medscheme have started to unbundle the data which shows the following: A very small cohort of patients …

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President’s Letter 2017

2 January 2017   Dear SASES Members NEW YEARS GREETINGS 2017 The new year has started and with it SASES is actively back at work hoping to make 2017 another bumper year for the Society. …

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Update on the Medscheme – Appendectomy Pilot Study has ended

Aim: To make MAS affordable Role Players: Medscheme and the Medical Aids they manage SASES members who join the pilot study Essentials of the Study: No Letters of Motivation (LOM) for Laparoscopic Appendectomies Surgeon to stay within …

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President’s Report 2016

The South African Society of Endoscopic Surgeons   Dear Member Spring is officially in the air, heralded by the warm weather and Kites in the sky This bodes well for our upcoming congress in Champagne …

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Medscheme and SASES appendectomy-funding pilot study has ended

In a joint presentation between Medscheme and the SA Society of Endoscopic Surgeons (SASES) a new plan was revealed to address the challenges associated with funding laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.  The concept and a proposed pilot …

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