News & Updates

Bariatric Surgery Societies Michigan

Published on July 1, 2018

Dr. Chengelis is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He understands that choosing the right surgeon is one of the most important decisions you can make. Today

Stop Gastroesophageal Reflux Detroit

Published on June 4, 2018

Many people suffer from the burning and heartburn of reflux disease. At the Beaumont Center for Reflux and Esophageal Cancer Prevention Program, Dr. Chengelis is actively participating in a multidisciplinary approach to this issue. People with reflux disease often experience

Peru Mission Trip 

Published on May 3, 2018

  The last week of April, 2018, I ventured to Peru with Mercy Missions. We spent 4 days in the small town of Palpa performing some 70 surgeries on the local people. It was an honor to work with everyone

Femoral Hernia Detroit

Published on May 2, 2018

Femoral Hernia is a hernia that occurs in the femoral canal which is the opening in that allows the femoral vessels to pass between the abdomen and the legs. Femoral hernias may occur if this passage is too large, and as

Obesity and Your Health Detroit

Published on March 23, 2018

Obesity rates in America are higher than ever before and the cost of obesity can be substantial both in amount of money on health care to number of years in life. Obesity can cause diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, reflux, arthritis, elevated

Bariatric Surgery: No need to delay

Published on February 28, 2018

Many insurance companies require potential weight loss surgery patients to participate in a pre-operative program which often mandates several months of attempted medical weight loss through dieting and monthly weight-in visits. In 2013, the AMA recognized obesity is a chronic

Gallstone Treatment Detroit

Published on February 14, 2018

Gallstones occur when a solid forms due to a concentration of bile. Approximately 10% of men and 20% of women will have gallstones by the time they are 60 years old. These stones are made up of cholesterol and a small amount

Dr. David Chengelis performs charity work with a Philippines Medical Mission

Published on January 8, 2018

Dr. David Chengelis has traveled each February of the past four years to remote areas of The Philippines to provide free surgeries to dozens of indigent patients. The trip to Asia takes more than a day and the living conditions

Dr. Chengelis now President of the Michigan Bariatric Society

Published on January 2, 2018

Dr. Chengelis takes over the role of President of the Michigan Bariatric Society for a two year term 2018 -2020. He was a charter member when the MBS started over a decade ago. It has grown into one of the

Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Published on October 18, 2017

On October 5, 2017, I was proud to be the main organizer of the annual educational conference for the members of the Michigan Bariatric Society also known as the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.