Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 28

Vein Thrombosis

If you are having unexplained redness and tenderness, or swelling in your calf, you should see a doctor, such as those in Lakeland, about treatment for a deep vein thrombosis. This can be a very serious blood clot and should be addressed right away.

May 26

Memorial Day

As our nation observes Memorial Day, Dr. Birkedal and his staff wish to extend their gratitude to all those in the Armed Forces, past and present, and their families, for protecting our freedom.

May 23

Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery

If you are living in Winter Haven and are considering weight loss surgery, you need to know how to prepare yourself for this life-changing event. A lot of changes are ahead, so it’s best to prepare now. This article can help ease the way.

May 21

Getting a Biopsy

Being told you need a breast biopsy can be very scary in Pinellas and everywhere else. However, knowing what to expect can help allay a lot of fear. Major surgery is not involved and therefore no need for a surgical diet. These are normally done on an outpatient basis.

May 19

Skin Graft Surgery

Plastic surgery is performed for many types of wounds, chronic or severe; these surgeries may include grafts, microsurgery, free flap procedures, and even tissue expansion, in order to reduce the wound’s size, depth, or heal it entirely. Skin Grafts/Transplants Before any graft can be performed on a chronic or severe wound any dead tissue needs …

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May 16

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery involves the removal of part of the small intestines and/or the stomach. This type of surgery is usually done as a weight loss tool to help obese patients loose weight after other weight loss attempts have been unsuccessful. As a side effect of weight loss in Sarasota, patients also may experience a reduction …

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May 14

May Newsletter

Our May newsletter is now available here. This month we are covering ailments and treatment for the gallbladder and vein problems.

May 12

Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery

There are several types of thyroid surgeries, including a thyroid lobectomy (removal of half of the thyroid), a thyroidectomy (removal of the entire thyroid), and removal of thyroid nodules. All of these can be performed through minimally invasive procedures under the skilled direction of a qualified surgeon. The removal of nodules is performed after ultra …

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May 09

Pain After Surgery

Any kind of surgery results in pain for the patient, but there are ways that pain can be minimized. One of the best ways is to have surgery laparoscopically. Laparoscopic surgery in the Bitmap County seat, requires only several small incisions that allow for less trauma to the body, less pain, and faster healing.

May 07

Need Help Loosing Weight?

  If you need help to loose weight, why not look into having lap band or gastric sleeve surgery in Sarasota? Dr. Birkedal is an experienced surgeon in these procedures and can help you decide if it is right for you. Contact him today and make an appointment for a consultation.

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