Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 30

Venous Surgery

If you have been diagnosed as needing deep vein thrombosis surgery it is because you physician fears that a blood clot in your leg may become dislodged and cause life threatening problems. Dr. Birkedal is highly skilled in this type of surgery. Call today from Lake Mary for a consultation.

Jul 28

Risks of Bariatric Surgery

In general, bariatric surgery risks are about the same as they are for any other kind of surgery. There is always risk of infection and blood clots. With stomach surgery, there is risk of stomach leakage. Most bariatric surgery can be performed through laparoscopic techniques in Bayonet Point that can reduce the risk of major …

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Jul 25

Surgical Weight Loss Options


Modern surgical techniques have made weight loss surgery more accessible to more people from Volusia to Daytona Beach. There are several surgical procedures for weight loss that can be considered. Contact Dr. Birkedal to discuss your options for a safe surgical weight loss procedure.

Jul 23

Experience Counts


When you are considering lab band surgery, be sure to choose from lap band surgeons that have a lot of experience with this type of surgery. Practice makes perfect, so they say, and in the case of surgery, it certainly counts. Talk to your physician for referrals and check the Internet for experienced surgeons in …

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Jul 21

Weight Loss Surgery Results

Searching the Internet will result in many images of lap band before and after pictures. Results vary depending on each individual in Brevard Lake and how well they alter their eating and exercise habits. Consult with your doctor for tips on obtaining the best results from your surgery.

Jul 18

Blood Clots

Blood clots that occur in the deeper veins is known as deep vein thrombosis and is a very serious condition. Blood clots of this time can become dislodged and cause a pulmonary embolism, which can be live threatening. Find out what the symptoms are from Dr. Birkedal and receive immediate deep vein thrombosis treatment from …

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Jul 16

What Causes Hernias?

Hernias are usually caused by excessively straining the muscles around where the hernia occurs. In Tampa and all over Florida, they are most often caused by improper lifting of heavy objects.

Jul 14

Lap Band Cost

If you are considering having lap band surgery, it is paramount that you understand the cost of lap band surgery. If you meet certain criteria, your medical insurance may cover most of the cost. Contact Dr. Birkedal and he can discuss with you the cost and other particulars of this procedure from Ocala.

Jul 11

Spider Veins Surgery and Treatment

Dr. Christian Birkedal is a highly respected general surgeon whose practice offers treatment options for vein disorders, including vein thrombosis treatment, deep vein thrombosis surgery, and spider veins surgery , including sclerotherapy. Over 50 % of all women (and many men) suffer from the condition known as spider veins, with some females experiencing this condition …

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Jul 09

Laparoscopic Surgery for Gallbladder Removal

The laparoscopic surgery for removal of a gall bladder (Cholecystectomy) is the preferred method today of gallbladder surgery, which is usually inflamed because of gallstones (cholelithiosis); this less invasive bariatric surgery of gallbladder removal is performed under general anesthetic and usually last only about one hour. This gallbladder surgery is very important, since the gallbladder …

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