Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 30

Taking Care of Gall Bladder Problems

If you have been experiencing the awful pain associated with gallstones, perhaps it is time to talk with your doctor about gallbladder surgery. Gallbladder surgery is done all over Flagler County with laparoscopic methods that requires only several small incisions and very little pain and down time. Talk to your doctor about surgery today before …

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Oct 29

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Weight-loss surgeries

Bariatric surgery is surgery done to aid in weight loss. If you have been recommended for, or are considering weight loss surgery, a bariatric surgeon is who you should talk to. This type of surgeon specializes in bariatric surgery, that is, surgery to help you lose weight, and will have more experience with it than …

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Oct 26

Diet Restrictions After Lap Band Surgery

When considering lap band surgery, be sure to discuss the dietary restrictions you will face after the surgery. Your lap band diet will be very restrictive at first, so you need to be prepared to allow your stomach time to adjust to its new size. Talk to your doctor in Port Orange about changes you …

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Oct 23

Considering Gastric Bypass

If you are severely obese, having gastric bypass surgery may be the only way to help you lose weight and solve some of your medical problems caused by the obesity. If you have been told to lose weight to save your life contact Dr. Birkedal from Edgewater to discuss what could be a lifesaving surgery. …

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Oct 21

Mental Health and Its Association with Obesity

obese woman

Obesity is literally a huge problem facing many people in the world and because of it, many of them are looking at possible weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery like having a gastric sleeve procedure done helps people to lose weight. This is usually done by using laparoscopic surgery. Things get even more complicated if mental …

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Oct 19

How do Hormones Affect Obesity?


Obesity is a major issue affecting many people all over the world, including many people in both Lakeland and Tampa, Florida. The problem is so bad that some sufferers have resorted to finding a weight loss surgeon to do weight loss surgery, such as bariatric surgery despite the known bariatric surgery risks. In order to …

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Oct 16

The Expense of Lap Band Surgery

If you are obese and are considering lap band surgery, but are concerned about the cost, you may be in for a pleasant surprise. If you meet the necessary criteria, your insurance carrier may pay all, or most of the cost of weight loss surgery. Call Dr. Birkedal’s office in Daytona Beach today for a …

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Oct 14

Treating Thyroid Problems

The thyroid controls many of our bodily functions through the release of hormones, and when it doesn’t work properly, not much else in the body does either. When thyroid treatment is unsuccessful in Winter Springs or Palm Harbor, it may be necessary to undergo thyroid surgery to eliminate problems. Consult with an experienced surgeon such …

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Oct 12

Hiring the Right Surgeon

Just as you wouldn’t hire a plumber to sew a dress, you shouldn’t hire just any general surgeon for weight loss surgery in Kissimmee. A bariatric surgeon such as Dr. Birkedal, with experience in surgery for weight loss is what you should look for to obtain the best results.    

Oct 07

Obesity Related Diseases

Obesity is a treatable and preventable disease. Thirty percent of the U.S. adult population is obese. Approximately 10% are morbidly obese. Obesity affects every organ system in the body. The Lungs. Obesity increases the chance of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea increases the work of the heart and leads to early death. Hypo ventilation …

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