Blog Articles

Obesity and COVID 19

COVID 19 pandemic has shown the connection between Obesity and the Immune System. Morbidly obese people infected with COVID 19 fare worse making the most effective treatment of morbid obesity, bariatric surgery, even more compelling.
Mar 20th, 2021

Philippines Medical Mission 2020

PAMMFM, a non profit medical and surgical mission organization based in SE Michigan completed another very successful trip to The Philippines in early February, 2020.  
Feb 17th, 2020

The Link Between High Cholesterol and Gallstones

If you, a family member, or a friend has suffered from gallstones, you know how painful the condition can be. But did you know there’s a link between cholesterol levels and this ailment? Learn how you can lower your risk of developing gallstones.
Aug 1st, 2019

Common GERD Triggers to Avoid

Heartburn? Difficulty swallowing? Chest pain? If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), here are some common triggers you may want to avoid in order to prevent painful symptoms.
Jul 1st, 2019

The Most Common Causes of Ventral Hernias

There are many causes of a ventral hernia that can include being pregnant, overweight, or a chronic cough. It is not something to dismiss, and if you have any abdominal pain or symptoms, it is important to see your doctor as soon as possible.
May 3rd, 2019

The Future of Inguinal Hernia Repair

Explore the benefits of Robotic Inguinal Hernia repair. Robotic inguinal hernia repair is a major improvement over previous methods of inguinal hernia surgery. The future is here.
Mar 7th, 2019

5 Risk Factors Of Developing Gallstones

Why people develop gallstones is still uncertain. But some factors, such as family history, gender, and age can put you at an increased risk. Learn your risk factors for developing gallstones and find out what you can do to stay healthy.
Mar 1st, 2019
Weight Loss Surgery, Dr. David Chengelis, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, PC

How Weight Loss Surgery Can Change Your Life This Year

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, heightening your risk of many serious diseases and greatly reducing your quality and enjoyment of life. Know this as the new year begins: Weight loss surgery can change your life.
Jan 9th, 2019

COVID-19 Office Policy

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, PC,  in accordance with recommendations by the Surgeon General,  the CDC,  and Beaumont Health,  has stopped all elective surgery until resumption is cleared by these agencies. 
Mar 17th, 2020

Can Lifting Heavy Objects Really Cause a Hernia?

Heavy lifting can cause more than back problems. Over time, it can weaken the muscles in your abdomen, causing a hernia. Learn the causes, types, and symptoms of hernias so that you can choose the best treatment to get you back to enjoying life.
Oct 17th, 2018


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 College of Surge
May 16th, 2018

Peru: Mercy Missions

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 for the locals. It was an honor to work with everyone involved with this mission. All were dedicated to helping oth
Apr 1st, 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
Feb 8th, 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 most active and important chapters of the American
Jan 2nd, 2018


On March 24, 2017, Dr. Chengelis visited Capitol Hill lobbying for The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). Dr. Chengelis was joined by lobbyist Chris Gallagher who has spent several years working tirelessly as an advocate for improving the treatment of ob
Mar 28th, 2017