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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
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
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
Failed Weight-Loss Surgery? Learn Your Revision Options

You’ve tried everything, including weight loss surgery, but you’re still battling the bulge. Thankfully, there are more options at your disposal. You can achieve your goals. You can get the healthy body you’re working for.

Nov 21st, 2018
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
HEALTHCARE POLICY AND LEGISLATION

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
BARIATRIC SURGERY: NO NEED TO DELAY

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 NOW PRESIDENT OF THE MICHIGAN BARIATRIC SOCIETY

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
THE TREAT AND REDUCE OBESITY ACT (TROA)

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