Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug 29

Happy Labor Day!

Dr. Birkedal and his staff want to send a special wish out to all their patients for a very happy Labor Day weekend. We hope that you and your family will have a wonderful day celebrating the hardworking men and women of the U.S.A. If you are in Flagler County and thinking about weight loss …

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Aug 27

What a Difference

Lap band before and after photos often show dramatic results. The lap band restricts the amount of food you can eat at any one time; therefore, you are bound to loose weight. The lab band procedure is the only weight loss surgery that is reversible.

Aug 25

Weight Loss Surgery

doctor checking a patient

If you are considering having surgery to loose weight, there are several surgical procedures for weight loss open to you. The least invasive is the lap band, then the gastric sleeve, and then the gastric bypass. Call Dr. Birkedal from Bayonet Point today to discuss your options and decide which one is best for you.

Aug 22

See Our Newest Video!

We have just released our newest video. Click here to see it and learn about Dr. Birkedal’s bariatric surgery practice. He is a caring surgeon, helping hundreds of people reach their weight loss goals all over Florida.

Aug 20

Lap Band Cost

Like many things, the cost of lap band surgery can vary widely, depending on where you live. The average across the country is around $14,000; in Port Orange is may be different. Your insurance will cover most of the cost as long as you meet their criteria. There are also some places that provide lap …

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Aug 18

We Have a New Newsletter!

The August newsletter is here! Check it out and go on to read all about spider veins and gallbladder surgery. Click here to go there now and learn something new and interesting.

Aug 15

Need Surgery?

When you need surgery, most of us go with the surgeon our doctor recommends. However, you can choose another general surgeon in South Daytona. Make sure you check credentials, learn how many surgeries of your type the surgeon has done, and on their general reputation. Dr. Birkedal has an excellent record in bariatric surgery. Call …

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Aug 13

Why Choose Bariatric Surgery?

A New Hope It is no secret that America is the heaviest nation on this earth. With the rise of obesity, there is an extreme correlation of several diseases. These diseases can coexist, which is called comorbidity. Conditions such as sleep apnea, diabetes, chronic headaches, etc., are present together at once and they can seriously …

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Aug 11

The History of Laparoscopic Surgery

Before deciding to get a surgery, it is important to be completely knowledgeable in all matters pertaining to the procedure. Sure, the subject can be researched numerous times. That is inherent as well, of course. However, how many patients know the complete history of the surgery they are to receive? When the history is known, …

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Aug 08

More Radical Weight Loss Surgery

gastric bypass surgery

Whereas gastric sleeve surgery only removes a large portion of the stomach, gastric bypass surgery is much more radical. In Daytona Beach Shores and elsewhere, it also involves bypassing a large portion of the intestines, limiting the number of calories that can be absorbed. Unfortunately, it also limits nutrient absorption and patients must forever take …

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