Sarasota Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Birkedal is an innovative, well-respected, top general surgeon in the Sarasota area. Dr. Birkedal embraces his medical knowledge, as well as, individual health concerns, which ensures that you are comfortable and confident in the care you are receiving. He served as the medical director of the Wound Treatment Center and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee before becoming an honorable surgeon at Florida Hospital Medical Memorial Center, where he currently practices.
Bariatric surgery is a weight loss option for obese patients who have exhausted all other alternatives to gain their health back. Obesity is life threatening and has the potential to cause serious health complications such as cardiovascular disease, infertility in women, type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancer, hypertension, and sleep apnea. Dr. Birkedal recognizes the struggles these individuals endure, which is why among his specialties is bariatric surgery. Many patients in Florida have turned to Dr. Birkedal for weight loss surgery, and have taken advantage of his follow-up maintenance programs to maximize the benefits. Dr. Birkedal is well versed in a variety of weight loss options such as gastric sleeve, lap-band, and gastric bypass surgery. It is time for you to stop threatening your health because of excess weight.
Dr. Birkedal has helped countless patients gain their lives and confidence back due to his ability to perform safe, effective weight loss surgeries. Using the most modern, minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Birkedal can ensure fast recovery and minimal post-operative pain. Call our Daytona Beach weight loss surgeon at (386) 231-3530 if you would like him to answer any questions or concerns you may have. In addition, Dr. Birkedal's website includes full descriptions of his surgical specialties, including Hiatal and inguinal surgery, gallbladder surgery, vascular surgery, amongst others.
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- Bariatric Surgery
- Deep Vein Thrombosis Surgery
- Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment
- Gallbladder Surgery
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Gastric Sleeve
- General Surgeon
- Hernia Surgery
- Hiatal Hernia Surgery
- Inguinal Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Lymphedema Surgery
- Parathyroid Treatment
- Spider Veins Surgery
- Thyroid Surgery
- Thyroid Treatment
- Vascular Surgery
- Vein Thrombosis Treatment
- Weight Loss Surgeon
- Weight Loss Surgery
Sarasota Thyroid Treatment
Dr. Birkedal is a passionate and caring general surgeon, looking out for patients in the Sarasota and Daytona Beach areas who may be suffering from thyroid disorders. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located below the larynx and above the collarbone. It secretes hormones that regulate metabolism and temperature, as well as interacting with other body systems, keeping you looking and feeling healthy and energized. Thyroid disease can be the underlying issue causing negative changes to the physiological functions in your body. Dr. Birkedal practices preventative measures to ensure your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly, thus avoiding disorders such as thyroid cancer, nodules, and hyperthyroidism. Our general surgeon will educate you on thyroid surgery and parathyroid treatment options if taking the next step is vital to your health.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is proud to have Dr. Birkedal on its team. He is also a highly renowned surgeon for endocrine system procedures, as well as vein thrombosis treatments. If you would like to receive the thyroid treatment that you need, please refer to our Contact Us page to set up an appointment.
Hiatal and Inguinal Surgery Daytona Beach
Hernias are very painful and, while not life threatning, can lead to serious health risks. They can be caused by a variety of factors such as poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyle, or even obesity. Dr. Birkedal focuses on using minimally invasive, laparoscopic techniques in hernia repair. Laparoscopic hernia repair has several advantages, such as less postoperative pain, fewer complications, and reduced recovery time.
If you are suffering from a hernia, consider contacting his office for inguinal hernia surgery and Hiatal hernia surgery for the pain relief you have been waiting for. Hernias need to be treated immediately and efficiently by a world-class general surgeon such as Dr. Christian Birkedal. Call our Sarasota general surgeon at (386)231-3530. If your hernia was caused by an issue such as obesity, ask about weight loss surgery options, such as gastric bypass surgery, and inquire about bariatric surgery qualifications.
Vascular Surgery Sarasota
In Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Christian Birkedal has been providing the highest quality treatment and care for patients suffering from venous insufficiency, caused by poor venous flow and pooling of blood in your extremities. Serious health conditions could arise if our bodies are suffering from an unbalanced circulatory system. Dr. Birkedal has performed countless, successful minimally invasive vascular procedures, such as lymphedema surgery, varicose and spider vein surgery, as well as deep vein thrombosis surgery.
Our Daytona Beach general surgeons develop trusting doctor-patient relationships, and thrive on true bedside manner. The more a healthcare provider knows an individual, the more efficient they may be at diagnosing the patient without complications. Our patients' faith and confidence is constantly being upheld by our top surgeons, such as Dr. Birkedal. That means we get to know you, your questions, and any concerns you may be having pertaining to deep vein thrombosis treatments and other vascular surgery options available. Dr. Birkedal is passionate about treating his patients and ensuring them a smooth recovery.
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Gallbladder Surgery Daytona Beach
Our Sarasota general surgeon also specializes in cholecystectomy, also known as gallbladder removal. If you are in pain due to gallstones or another gallbladder disorder, call Dr. Birkedal to find out if removing your gall bladder is essential to your health.
Please visit our videos if you would like to understand the cholecystectomy process in more detail. Minimally invasive bariatric, inguinal hernia, and breast surgery videos are documented on our page as well.
Dr. Birkedal received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his medical degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine. He has educated his peers in the health care field on an international level, in addition to publishing his work in the EMedicine Textbook of Surgery. Dr. Birkedal is a board certified general surgeon that has numerous educational and biographical videos on YouTube.
Our Sarasota general surgeon is an outstanding doctor who specializes in surgeries in the areas of vascular, gall bladder, and bariatrics. Dr. Birkedal is experienced, thorough, caring, and passionate about his work. He focuses on treating you before, during, and after your surgery to ensure you heal properly and comfortably. Don't hesitate. Call this top surgeon and the doctor known for gastric bypass surgery Sarasota, Florida today at (386) 231-3530.
Sarasota Weight Loss Surgery
If you live in the Daytona Beach area and are considering surgery to address a medical issue such as weight loss, contact Dr. Birkedal. Although weight loss surgeries of any kind can be intimidating, the effects and benefits could be life changing, even lifesaving.
Just like all surgical procedures for weight loss, bariatric surgery risks are possible. Dr. Birkedal will thoroughly explain what to expect and what kind of issues are possible after the surgery, including certain side-effects you should be aware of. Surgical Weight loss is not right for you if you are suffering from anther disease that has caused your weight gain or if you have only been overweight for a short period of time. It takes years of being obese to obtain considerable candidacy.
If you are looking for the best care for your weight loss surgery, and for someone who strives to give health and confidence back to his patients, call our Sarasota general surgeon, Dr. Birkedal, at (386) 231-3530.
How Much is Bariatric Surgery?
Individual weight loss surgery prices depend on pre-existing conditions and at which facility you are considering getting weight reduction surgery. If you are suffering from serious health complications due to morbid obesity, your health insurance company may cover the cost of the procedure. Speak to your insurance provider about your policy after speaking to your doctor about possible health concerns you may already been enduring.
Weight loss surgery may deem to be an advantageous investment at this time because of the costs associated with being overweight year after year. On average, men and women who are substantially overweight are spending thousands of dollars more on health care costs each year compared to individuals with a normal weight. Health care costs are rising, and health problems that have resulted from obesity also increase these unfortunate financial circumstances. You must take into consideration that you could be saving your life, along with gaining your mental and physical stability, when looking into bariatric surgery costs. Find out what kind of surgical financing options are available to you.
Sarasota Gastric Bypass Surgery
Although treating our patients and making them better is our number one goal for gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery, we also focus on having a strong doctor patient relationship. We want you to feel comfortable with our general surgeon when you decide bariatric surgery is right for you. Having bariatric surgery performed is a serious choice that can change your life for the better, if you are willing to do your part. You should be willing to completely alter your diet and lifestyle in order to live an enriched life after undergoing gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery. Such a decision should be stress-free. After your bariatric surgery, we want you to not only lose the weight, but keep it off. We offer a weight loss management program that will assist you along your journey.
We want you to take advantage of our services so you can live a happier, more desirable life. Contact us now at (386) 231-3530 to get information on bariatric surgery to see how people all over the world are losing weight.