What We Treat

Consultant Bariatric & General Surgeon

Dr. Gerrit Opperman


Consultant Bariatric & General Surgeon

Years of Experience


Languages Spoken


Doctor's Bio

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.

  • Gastric bypass
  • Mini-gastric bypass
  • Gastric balloon
  • Gastric sleeve
  • Gastric band
  • Gastric Plication
  • Revision bariatric surgery
  • Weight loss injections

2020 – 2023
Dr GN Opperman Inc, Pretoria, Gauteng (Private Practice)
Specialist General and Bariatric Surgeon

2016 – 2020
Northwest Bariatric Surgery, Rustenburg, North West
Specialist General and Bariatric Surgeon

2010 – 2016
Dr Opperman Eloff and van Schalkwyk General Surgeons, Rustenburg, North West
General Surgeon


2005 – 2009
University of The Free State – Free State
MMED: General Surgery

1996 – 2002
University of Pretoria – Pretoria
MBChB: Medicine