MB.ChB ( Stell); M Med (Chir); FCS (SA)

J A Potgieter & Associates Inc.

98 02751/21             Vat no: 4090173305

Specialist Surgeon

Pr no: 4206762

85 Regent rd, Parklands, Cape Town, RSA,7441 Tel: 27-21-5566040 Fax 27-21-556 6041 Suite 207, Medical Chambers, N 1 City Hospital Louwtjie Rothman Str, Goodwood,7463 Tel: 27-21-5952280 Fax:27-21 5952282 E-mail: parklands2@japotgieter.co.za


I am a specialist surgeon in private practice in Cape Town. I qualified as doctor in 1984 and completed the specialist training in surgery in 1993. I have been in practice since 1994 at the N1 City Hospital.

I have been an executive Council member of the South African Society of Endoscopic surgeons since 1999 and currently serve as the Honorary President. I am a national proctor for Bariatric surgery training in South Africa.

My special interests are Laparoscopic surgery, Bariatric surgery, and vascular surgery. Together with Dr Etienne Swanepoel we run a Bariatric service in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town.

I started with Obesity surgery in 1994 and with laparoscopic bariatric surgery in 2002. I am pleased to be involved with this field of surgery since it is rare to be involved with a technique that alters people’s lives as drastically as obesity surgery does. This work is obviously done as part of a team of experts in the field of obesity.