General- and bariatric surgery
Surgery patients are advised to look for a brief description of their operation under Instructions for Patients. Or type the name of the procedure you are about to have in the search field and press Enter. You will find a patient instruction brochure in PDF format about your specific operation. Please print it out to read before undergoing surgery and again after surgery. You will better understand what you can expect and what is expected of you.
The medical staff and nursing staff of the Taams Clinic understand your needs and rights as a patient, and will make every effort to treat you cordially and empathically in an environment as pleasant as possible. Medical care is a cooperative undertaking between patients and health care providers. You, as a patient, and the Taams Clinic staff have specific responsibilities in relationship to each other. Your responsibilities are to provide a full medical history, comply with hospital rules and to please ask questions when you do not understand instructions or advice.
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Dr Jan Taams jr, MD, FCS(SA)