News & Updates

Stop Gastroesophageal Reflux Detroit

Published on November 1, 2017
Stop Gastroesophageal Reflux

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

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.

Femoral Hernia Detroit

Published on August 31, 2017
Femoral Hernia

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 August 22, 2017

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

Gallstone Treatment Detroit

Published on July 25, 2017
Gallstone Treatment

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

Bariatric Surgery Societies Michigan

Published on July 2, 2017
Bariatric Surgery Societies

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

Healthcare Policy and Legislation

Published on May 16, 2017

This is a very busy time in world of health care policy and legislation. The House of Representatives recently passed the American Health Care Act sending the bill to the Senate for consideration. Shortly after, May 6-9, 2017, The American

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA)

Published on March 28, 2017

On March 24, 2017, I visited Capitol Hill lobbying for The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). I was joined by lobbyist Chris Gallagher who has spent several years working tirelessly as an advocate for improving the treatment of obesity.

Surgical Organization Yearly Meetings Update

Published on December 13, 2016

This past Autumn has been a very exciting time in the field of obesity surgery. Two large surgical organizations held their annual meetings. The American College of Surgeons in Washington DC met in mid October and the American Society of

Hernia Repair Surgery

Published on November 18, 2016

In areas of the body that are under strain and affected by muscle weakness, sometimes your system can malfunction and cause a hernia. A hernia is an abnormal defect or opening that allows an organ or fatty tissue to squeeze