Are You A Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery?

  • Are you 100 pounds or more above your ideal body weight and want to lose weight?
  • Do you have a BMI of 40 or greater? - Calculate your BMI
  • Do you have a BMI of 35 or greater with one or more obesity-related health condition(s)?
  • Have other forms of weight control failed?
  • Are you over 18 years of age?
  • Are you well informed about the potential procedure and risks?

If so, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Together, you and your McLaren bariatric surgeon will take steps to determine:

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Meet Our Providers

  • Carl Matthew Pesta, D.O.

    Surgery - Bariatric, Surgery - General

    Location: Mt. Clemens

    Dr. Carl Pesta is a McLaren Macomb board-certified general surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgical weight loss procedures. He is also a “Center of Excellence” bariatric surgeon.

    He earned his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Pesta completed his residency at McLaren Macomb and a bariatric surgery proctorship at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. He performs a wide variety of bariatric procedures, as well as revision and conversion procedures.

    Dr. Pesta is leading the comprehensive bariatric program at the McLaren Macomb. With 18 years experience as a surgeon, Dr. Pesta has performed more than 5,000 bariatric procedures. The bariatrics program at McLaren Macomb provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to caring for health care needs of patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

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Types of Bariatric Procedures We Offer

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a laparoscopic surgical procedure in which the stomach is remodeled into a long tube about one-quarter the size of the original stomach. During the procedure, staples are placed across the stomach to create the new smaller reservoir, permanently dividing the stomach. A portion of the stomach is removed. Fewer calories are absorbed as your stomach is now restricted in size. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach. This is not a reversible procedure.

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Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass incorporates both a restrictive and malabsorptive components of bariatric surgery. The Roux-en-Y bariatric procedure is restrictive as it involves reducing the size of the stomach, usually using staples, to create a small pouch which becomes completely separate from the remainder of the stomach.

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Revisional Surgeries

The most common reason patients consider bariatric revisional procedures is weight related, either not enough weight was lost following surgery or too much was gained back. The stomach or the connection between the stomach pouch and the small intestine can slowly increase if there is weight gain after initial weight loss surgery. Some bariatric revisional procedures do not require large open incisions and can effectively reestablish the full benefits of their previous weight loss surgery.

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Gastric Band

The laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedure is a procedure in which a small gastric pouch is created by placing an adjustable gastric band around the top of the stomach.

This band is inflatable via an access port that is imbedded under the skin. This allows the band to be adjusted to meet individual patient needs. As a result, the amount of food a patient can eat is limited, creating an earlier feeling of fullness.

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