Incredible footage shows 25-year-old Tourette's sufferer's breakthrough surgery – a first for SA

By Shanaaz Prince
07 April 2016

Sternberg's Tourette's is exacerbated by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and self- mutilation. But this ground-breaking operation could be the key to changing his life.

Please note this footage is graphic and might upset sensitive viewers.

Tourette’s syndrome (TS) Sternberg Bezuidenhout's condition exacerbated by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and self- mutilation.

But this ground-breaking operation, conducted by  Dr Pieter Slabbert at Netcare Pretoria East Hospital could be the key to changing the 25-year-old's life.

YOU Magazine had the opportunity to sit in during the remarkable surgery. For more on this remarkable story, be sure to get your copy of YOU, on shelves Friday 8 April. Get your copy online here.

 

MEDIA: CVR Media; PHOTOS: Dino Codevilla

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