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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Take control of your health by attending one of McLaren Macomb’s free informational and educational seminars. All seminars are FREE to attend, but registration is required and can be made online at or by calling (586) 239-0402 (unless otherwise noted) . Refreshments and well-lit parking provided. When hosted at McLaren Macomb, please park in the East Lot and enter through the Outpatient Entrance. Classrooms and the Medical Auditorium are on the Lower Level of the East Tower....
Friday, March 10, 2017
Mary and Damon living an active lifestyle after their bariatric procedures 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 ...
Monday, February 20, 2017
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
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
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 .
Monday, March 28, 2016
The March-April episode of In Good Health with McLaren Macomb, featuring Dr. Michael D'Almeida (general and bariatric surgeon), the 26th Annual Walk for Warmth and Jennifer Dixon, RN (trauma injury prevention).
Monday, March 7, 2016
Somewhere along the way, the decision to eat healthy meant that you had three options for meal time – plain, bland or boring. Basically, it meant you had to sacrifice flavor for nutrition. “This is so not that case,” said Dawn Dahl, RD, lead dietitian at the Nutrition Counseling & Diabetes Center at McLaren Macomb. “You don’t have to eat cardboard-flavored food and sacrifice flavor if you want to be healthy. You can have the best of both worlds.” First and foremost, Dahl says, would be to change you...