Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 30

DVT Can be a Dangerous Condition

Poor circulation in the extremities can lead to DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, and it is important that you monitor your condition closely as they can lead to serious complications such as heart attack or stroke. If your condition is serious, you may need an experienced surgeon like Dr. Birkedal for deep vein thrombosis surgery …

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Sep 30

Symptoms and Treatment of a Slipped Band

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There are many forms that bariatric surgery can take. One of these is lap band surgery, and as with any surgery, there is a certain amount of care and attention that needs to be given to the operated site. However, with this particular kind of surgery, there are also possible complications involved. One of them …

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Sep 28

Dental Hygiene and Chronic Disease

Dentist Holding Dental Tools

Many times, when people think of a dentist they cringe as they are not usually associated with positive experiences. However, determining that you need a regular dentist’s visit every 6 months and sticking to it can really help to benefit your overall outcome when it comes to oral health. Not only can oral health affect …

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Sep 28

The Cost of Lap Band Surgery


  If you are considering having weight loss surgery, you must also be wondering about the cost of lap band surgery. Any surgery is fairly expensive and lap band is no different. However, just like other surgeries, your insurance company will pay a large portion of the bill if your doctor feels it is medically …

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Sep 25

See Dr. Birkedal About Gastric Bypass Surgery

If you are considering gastric bypass surgery, come in for a consultation with Dr. Birkedal. He is a board certified bariatric surgeon with many years of experience in weight loss surgery. He has won multiple awards for his expertise and excellent relationship with his patients. Call today from Jacksonville to meet Dr. Birkedal and get …

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Sep 23

Don’t Ignore a Hernia

Many people think that a hernia is no big deal because it doesn’t always hurt. However, there could be a lot more going on than you know. Always have a hernia checked and have hernia surgery if it is recommended. Doctors like Christian Birkedal specialize in this type of surgery in Melbourne and elsewhere. Call …

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Sep 21

Having the Right Doctor for Gallbladder Removal

Having your gallbladder removed these days is much easier on the patient and the surgeon than it used to be. Gallbladder surgery used to require open surgery, a lot of time and pain for the patient. Now it can be done laparoscopically with a few small incisions; much easier for everyone! Call Dr. Christian Birkedal …

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Sep 17

Go to an Expert for Weight Loss Surgery

If you have been recommended for weight loss surgery, make sure you find an expert. Don’t go to a general surgeon for this type of specialized surgery. Go with a doctor like Christian Birkedal who has years of experience in performing weight loss surgery. Call today from Flagler Beach for a consultation.  

Sep 14

The Allergan Lap Band

When you are looking to lose weight, Allergan is just one of the manufacturers that make products that can help. The Allergan Lap Band is used for the lap band procedure that limits the amount of food your stomach can hold and therefore helps you to lose weight by eating less. Call Dr. Birkedal today …

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Sep 09

Weighing the Risks and Benefits

When thinking about having weight loss surgery, it is important to weight the benefits against the bariatric surgery risks. If you are morbidly obese, the long term benefits to your health may far outweigh the risks of surgery. Have a through discussion with your doctor in Bradenton and be sure you understand all the pros …

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