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Dr. David L. Chengelis, MD

Surgeon

Dr. David L Chengelis MD is a top Surgeon in Royal Oak, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. David L Chengelis MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. David L Chengelis MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. David L Chengelis MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Royal Oak, MI, Dr. David L Chengelis MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
32 years Experience
Dr. David L. Chengelis, MD
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

How long does my husband need to recover after his appendectomy?

How long it takes to recover from an appendectomy after a ruptured appendix depends on a few factors. If the surgery was done with laparoscopy vs. open surgery, then the recovery READ MORE
How long it takes to recover from an appendectomy after a ruptured appendix depends on a few factors. If the surgery was done with laparoscopy vs. open surgery, then the recovery will be faster, often only a few days. If the ruptured appendix had extensive contamination of the abdominal cavity, then he may need antibiotics in the hospital for several days vs. minimal soilage of the abdomen needing hardly any additional treatment with antibiotics. In the best scenario, he may be recovered within the week whereas the most challenging scenario may require 2 to 3 weeks for full recovery.
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Can excess bleeding during a surgery have an after effect?

Severe bleeding can cause many problems in the short term but if she survived, in the long term, the body has amazing ability to recover and she should be fine.

What happens when a patient bleeds out during surgery?

TV depictions are rarely true to life. There are several modern modalities to stop significant bleeding in the operating room today.

Retracting testicle in adult following inguinal hernia repair

Testicles often hang unevenly and patients rarely notice this reality until surgery. Inguinal hernia surgery might cause retraction to some degree if there was a large hernia READ MORE
Testicles often hang unevenly and patients rarely notice this reality until surgery. Inguinal hernia surgery might cause retraction to some degree if there was a large hernia repaired with subsequent inflammation and scar effect.

My stitches from the surgery hurt as they heal. Is it normal?

Bunion surgery can be painful and your symptoms are likely pretty common.

Gallbladder removal

Your symptoms are typically not present after laparoscopic or robotic removal of the gallbladder. Open surgery recover is more painful but should resolve in time.

How long after an appendix surgery can I resume swimming?

When the incisions are healed, usually ok in 10 days.

What is the procedure like for hair transplant surgery?

Today modern hair transplant uses micrgraft technology and is painless. It can be expensive and time consuming but often the results are very good.

After my surgery I am passing traces of blood in my urine. Is it normal?

Blood in the urine right after surgery may be due to local trauma (catheter) and would resolve quickly. Long term, blood in the urine is never normal.

Why are my surgery stitches still not healing?

Poor healing could be a sign of other problems such as poor nutrition, infection, allergy to the suture material. Consult with your surgeon.

Is surgery the only way to remove gallstones?

Gallstones often cause no symptoms but once they do, the proper treatment is surgical removal of the gallbladder. Non surgical treatments to remove stones are unproven, probably READ MORE
Gallstones often cause no symptoms but once they do, the proper treatment is surgical removal of the gallbladder. Non surgical treatments to remove stones are unproven, probably do not work, often a scam.

Gallstones

The symptoms you are experiencing are not unusual and could be because of your gallstones giving you additional reason to proceed with surgery to remove the gallbladder.

How should I mentally prepare myself for surgery?

This concern is very common, particularly with patients who have never had surgery. It should be comforting that thousands of people have surgery every day with no anesthesia READ MORE
This concern is very common, particularly with patients who have never had surgery. It should be comforting that thousands of people have surgery every day with no anesthesia complications.

Hernia

You should not be fearful. If not uncomfortable, you may resume sex including orgasm without worry. Numbness is not uncommon and usually resolves although may take weeks to months. READ MORE
You should not be fearful. If not uncomfortable, you may resume sex including orgasm without worry. Numbness is not uncommon and usually resolves although may take weeks to months.

Is bariatric surgery painful?

Bariatric surgery today is done with minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic or robotic and post operative pain is very mild and usually gone in a few days. No need READ MORE
Bariatric surgery today is done with minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic or robotic and post operative pain is very mild and usually gone in a few days. No need to worry.