Monthly Archive: June 2015

Jun 30

I Want a Magic Pill

Much research is being done into medications to treat obesity.  Unfortunately there isn’t a medication that can overcome a poor diet.  A high protein, low carb diet is the corner stone of any weight loss program – medical or surgical. There are four basic classes of medications that have shown modest results in weight loss.  The …

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Jun 29

Gastric Bypass Surgery vs Gastric Sleeve

There are many reasons why gastric bypass surgery is a popular form of bariatric surgery. Another popular form of bariatric surgery is gastric sleeve surgery. While the gastric bypass surgery involves rerouting your stomach and intestines, the gastric sleeve involves actually resizing your stomach. Both of them are very valid choices for helping with long-term …

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Jun 26

Choosing the Right Surgery

When you are in need of weight loss surgery, there are many weight loss options available to you. Dr. Christian Birkedal is well-versed in bariatric surgery and can help you to find the solution that will work for you. Whether you need gastric bypass surgery, lap band surgery, or weight reduction surgery, Dr. Birkedal can …

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Jun 24

Qualifying for Stomach Surgery

Whether you are considering stomach surgery for weight loss or other health-related issues, qualifying for the procedure that you want or need can take time. Dr. Christian Birkedal is very much aware of this and intentionally makes time to have a pre-op discussion in which he can assess the overall state of your health, your …

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Jun 22

Benefits of Spider Vein Surgery

Spider veins can be very troublesome for those who have them. The decision to have spider vein surgery can be made based on the desire to improve one’s looks and/or the need to have deeper treatment for varicose veins. In either case, Dr. Christian Birkedal is a certified surgeon and he is able to use …

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Jun 21

Happy Father’s Day!

From Dr. Christian Birkedal and the team, we would like to say Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads around our country and in our great state of Florida today. They do so much for their families throughout the year, so this is just a small token of our appreciation for all that they’ve done and …

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Jun 19

Defining Lymphedema Surgery

Lymphedema is the swelling of the limbs due to a compromised lymphatic system, and can be a very painful and difficult condition to live with. Having lymphedema surgery can definitely help to relieve the sufferer from a great deal of pain and discomfort. Dr. Christian Birkedal is able to perform this type of surgery, and …

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Jun 17

Understanding Laparoscopic Surgery

When you need weight loss surgery, you are faced with two options: open surgery, or laparoscopic surgery. The latter allows for surgeons to use a very small tube and set of tools that allow for the same operation to be done with a much smaller recovery window. For more information on this type of surgery, …

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Jun 15

Weight Loss Options

When you have the desire to lose weight, there are various ways to go about it. One of the best ways to help in this process is exercise. There are many forms of exercise, such as yoga, Pilates, and strength training. Dr. Birkedal is a trained surgeon and can help you explore all of the …

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Jun 12

Considering Inguinal Hernia Surgery

Inguinal hernia surgery is a procedure which is done to fix a bulging piece of intestine which comes through weakened abdominal walls, and usually occurs in the inguinal canal, hence the term inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernia surgery can be a huge help as it can put back the section of intestine before it dies from …

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