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Monday, November 13, 2017
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As I move into this season of gratitude I cannot help but start with being thankful for my active life. Because of RNY surgery, and doing the complete lifestyle change that is necessary, I doing things and living a vibrant life that I did not ever think was possible. When you weigh over 400 pounds it is hard to even think that real change is possible. But I know the moment when I thought it might be possible for me. My husband came home from a doctor’s appointment. He was basically told that if he did n...
Monday, July 17, 2017
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Dr. Pesta explains the medical benefits and processes of bariatric surgery and what many bariatric patients are able to do as a result of their weight loss.
Friday, May 26, 2017
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It was 68 surgeries over a hectic three-and-a-half day period, but Dr. Carl Pesta gladly donated his time and surgical abilities to an underserved population of Peru. The McLaren Macomb general and bariatric surgeon was assisted on this goodwill mission by Nadia Bounhiza, CRNA, and Crystal May, an operating room scrub tech, employees of McLaren Macomb. Hoping to take at least one trip each year, Peru marks Dr. Pesta’s second mission in six months, having recently travelled to Guatemala, Bolivia, Nicarag...
Friday, March 10, 2017
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It was the little things that were really starting to get to Mary. Describing herself as morbidly obese since the age of 10, 48-year old Mary McInnes had lived with sleep apnea, shortness of breath and fatigue for years. But the “little things” of shopping in stores or walking up the stairs without spilling a cup of coffee was a life Mary never knew. This was a sentiment shared with her husband, Damon, 53, also obese, who had to ask himself, “Can I do this as a heavy person?” when trying any new activit...
Monday, February 20, 2017
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Dr. D'Almeida introduces himself and reveals who would be a good candidate for bariatric surgery and how long a bariatric patient's hospital stay is.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Although it is defined as the study and treatment of obesity, bariatrics is not just for patients who are “extremely overweight.” “The purpose and focus of our office goes beyond surgery and reducing our patients’ waistlines,” said Dr. Carl Pesta, DO, medical director and surgeon for the Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb. “Patients can present with a range of conditions that are a direct result of being overweight but they might not be necessarily extremely obese.” Offering a number of surgi...
Monday, March 28, 2016
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Dr. Michael D'Almeida, a general and bariatric surgeon with McLaren Macomb, talks about some of the misconceptions and lesser known benefits of bariatric surgery. To view the full episode, click here .