Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 30

Dr. Christian Birkedal Receives Physicians Mission Award

Dr. Christian Birkedal, a renowned surgeon at the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, has received the institution’s Physicians Mission Award, an accolade justly deserved in recognition of his dedicated, caring service to patients and their recovery. Bestowed in March, 2014, at Florida Hospital in Ormond Beach, this award is especially meaningful since it is the …

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Apr 28

More Than Varicose Veins

Deep vein thrombosis is similar to varicose veins, but they take place deep within the tissue. They can lead to blood clots, that when they become loose can cause heart attack or stroke. If you have varicose veins, ask your doctor about an evaluation in Sanford.

Apr 25

Spider Veins

Spider veins surgery is rarely needed any more for those living in Sarasota. Fairly new techniques for eliminating spider veins are very successful and less invasive than traditional surgery. Make an appointment with Dr. Birkedal to learn how he can help with your unsightly spider veins.

Apr 21

The Gallbladder, Conditions and Treatment

gall bladder

The gallbladder is located under the liver and is somewhat pear shaped when full. The liver produces bile, which helps in digestion, especially the digestion of fats. Since the liver continually creates bile, the bile goes into the gallbladder where it is stored until needed when food is eaten. Bile is delivered into the small …

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Apr 18

Varicose Veins Causes and Treatment Options

Twisted and enlarged veins, located just under the skin are called varicose veins. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, they are usually found in the lower extremities (feet and legs). They may appear as large bumps under the skin or they may appear so close to the surface of the skin that the …

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Apr 16

Respected Experience

Dr. Christian Birkedal is a highly respected physician and surgeon at Florida Hospital Memorial Hospital in Daytona Beach. If you have a medical condition requiring laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Birkedal‘s office should be your first phone call.

Apr 16


Many people go through life with a hernia and don’t suffer any symptoms. However, there are many who experience severe symptoms and hernia surgery becomes important. Look for surgeons in Palm Bay or your area for surgeons experienced in laparoscopic surgery.

Apr 11

Gastric Bypass

Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery have a portion of their small intestines removed. Not having this portion of the intestines available to absorb nutrients creates an insufficiency of vitamins and minerals. This requires that any patient from Tampa or Siminole will have to take vitamin and mineral supplements to remain healthy.

Apr 09

Diagnosing Varicose Veins

If you feel that you are developing varicose veins or spider veins, see your doctor. If it is decided that you should have vascular surgery, or you want surgery to remove the unsightly veins, contact Dr. Birkedal and schedule a consultation. Whether you visit us from Winter Springs or Sarasota, we will take good care …

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Apr 07

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are usually formed by poor circulation in the legs. This causes the blood to pool in the legs. One way to help this condition and avoid deep vein thrombosis is to exercise in Port Charlotte and Winter Haven and to elevate the feet whenever possible.

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