May 22

How to deal with Inguinal hernias

Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical operations performed in the United States. Inguinal hernias may not be life-threatening, but they can present serious medical problems and should be repaired. Dealing With Inguinal Hernias can help you understand this better.

May 18

Practical Ways to Control Eating

healthy weight loss

Weight-loss surgery is an effective therapy for losing excess weight. Procedures like the gastric bypass and the gastric sleeve have made bariatric surgery a practical choice for thousands of medically obese patients. However, all physicians (including bariatric surgeons) agree that halting the development of medical obesity early would be the better option. The internet and …

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May 17

What is Binge Eating Disorder

There is no doubt that bariatric surgery can produce a dramatic loss of excess weight. However, surgery is only part of the solution to the problem of medical obesity. Binge Eating Disorder or ‘BED’ occurs frequently in patients who are medically obese. Click on The Importance of Treating Binge Eating Before Bariatric Surgery to see …

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May 15

Check us out on Pinterest

Our practice now has a beautiful page on You can view some very informative information by clicking Dr. Birkedal On Pinterest.

May 12

Follow Dr. Birkedal on social media

Follow our practice on social media. On GOOGLE+ as well as on FACEBOOK, Dr. Birkedal strives to provide patients and the general public with information that is useful, relevant and up-to-date. Click either of the links to see the social media pages for his practice.

May 10

Dr. Birkedal now has three state-of-the-art medical offices

Dr. Birkedal now has three state-of-the-art medical offices. The main office is still at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach. A second office is located at the Florida Hospital, New Smyrna Health Park, 125 Florida Memorial Parkway, Suite 2300 in New Smyrna Beach, FL 32186. Dr. Birkedal will also start to see bariatric …

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May 09

What to Expect After Weight-Loss Surgery

Patient involvement is an important part of all medical care, but this is especially true for patients who are considering bariatric surgery. It is critical for the patient to understand what weight-loss surgery can and cannot do, what they, themselves must do and what results are typical for a given weight-loss procedure. It is also …

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May 08

What’s the connection between physical health and mental health

Your physical health and mental health are closely connected. There is a complex interaction between the two, and often conditions like medical obesity and mental health issues are connected. Find out how by reading Obesity and Mental Health.

May 05

The problem of obesity in public health

How important is the problem of obesity in public health? Read The Implications of Obesity in Our Healthcare System to discover what a serious problem it is today.

May 03

Learn about the Gastric Sleeve

Like the Roux-en Y gastric bypass, the gastric sleeve is a commonly used bariatric procedure. You can learn about it by selecting GASTRIC SLEEVE.

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