Dr. Gerrit Opperman is a distinguished specialist in bariatric and minimally-invasive surgery with a strong foundation in medical excellence. After earning his medical degree in Pretoria, South Africa, his career took a unique path. For two years, he had the privilege of serving in the prestigious Presidential Protection Team of the revered Mr. Nelson Mandela. Subsequently, he embarked on an extensive journey in General Surgery training in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Boasting an impressive 13-year tenure in minimally invasive surgery and Bariatric/Obesity surgery, Dr. Opperman is dedicated to the pursuit of medical excellence, anchored in innovation and evidence-based practices. His unwavering commitment to patient care is exemplified through his continuous quest to deliver cutting-edge, patient-centric solutions to some of the most challenging surgical cases.
Notably, Dr. Opperman has expanded his expertise through international training programs, incorporating advanced techniques and best practices from Germany, Spain, and Turkey. This commitment to ongoing education ensures that he remains at the forefront of his field.
Dr. Opperman’s influence extends beyond the operating room; he has lent his expertise as an expert panelist for several significant launches of obesity-related medications. This active involvement underscores his dedication to advancing the field and improving patient outcomes.
In a recent career move, Dr. Opperman relocated to Dubai, where he has assumed the position of Specialist Bariatric Surgeon at Novomed. His arrival promises to elevate the standard of healthcare and surgical solutions in the region, solidifying his reputation as a leader in the field.
Dr. Opperman’s impressive journey, exceptional dedication, and unwavering commitment to patient-centered care make him a one of the top specialists in the field of minimal invasive and bariatric surgery, and an invaluable asset to the healthcare community.