Sharing knowledge, building connections and training health professionals on medical and surgical management of obesity

Understanding obesity

Obesity is a disease. It is not a lifestyle problem that can be solved by merely exercising more or eating less.

Endorsed procedures

Bariatric surgery is the collective term used to describe a number of surgical procedures that induce weight loss by making changes to the digestive system. 

Funding/Medical aid options

SAMMSS is actively working with the medical aids to make Bariatric surgery more widely available and more cost-effective.

Medical therapy

Medical therapy for obesity has come a long way over recent years with the development of effective, safe therapy.

Do you qualify?

Obesity is a chronic disease and needs an appropriate treatment plan to ensure successful therapy


The SAMMSS/SAMSA accreditation process is an ongoing effort to ensure that teams are trained and ready when they provide this specialist service