Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 30

Radical Weight Loss

gastric bypass

If you have been recommended by a physician for radical weight loss, going with gastric bypass surgery may be best way to lose weight quickly. When your life is at risk in Florida because of problems related to obesity, losing weight quickly, but safely is best.  

Dec 28

Lap Band Isn’t Forever

weight loss surgery

When you have had the lap band procedure, there will come a time that you will need to have lab band removal surgery. Once you have reached your goal weight and learned to eat properly South Daytona, you won’t need it anymore. Call Dr. Birkedal at 386 231-2330 today to discuss your options.  

Dec 25

Merry Christmas!

Dr. Birkedal and his staff want to wish all of their patients and their families in Florida the very best of everything this wondrous season has to offer, just don’t over-do with the goodies and stay within your safe weight loss goals. Merry Christmas to everyone! Contact us 386 231-3530.    

Dec 23

Curious About Lap Band Diet

People in South Daytona love to eat. One may wonder what a lap band diet looks like because your appetite is clearly reduced substantially.

Dec 21

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a constellation of diseases that are often associated together. Individually, the disease wreaks havoc on our health, but when combined they are often devastating. These diseases include ones like diabetes and stroke. Hypertension, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol), obesity and diabetes are the diseases that comprise metabolic syndrome. How …

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Dec 21

What is a Very Low Calorie Diet?

A very low calorie diet (VLCD) is a physician monitored diet that is effective in achieving weight loss. VLCD requires intensive monitoring by a bariatric physician. A very calorie diet must be done with great caution and under medical supervision. The basis is 800 or less calories per day. Most healthy adults typical eat 1600 …

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Dec 18

Hold on Holiday Calories

Ormond Beach is known for its festive celebration, but the after effect and a safe weight loss of the holiday weight should concern everyone.

Dec 16

Not Cosmetic Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a high specialty surgery. Many people in Daytona and other areas in the country think it is cosmetic, which is not true.

Dec 14

Go for the Specialty

When looking into having surgery for weight loss in Daytona, be sure to look for a bariatric surgeon rather than a general surgeon. A bariatric surgeon has experience specifically with the digestive system. Call Dr. Birkedal today to arrange a consultation at 386 231-2330.  

Dec 11

Challenges of Holiday Eating

We all know that over eating during the holidays is a given. However, don’t allow yourself to become discouraged. It’s bound to happen, but you can limit the damage by being careful about what you eat. Don’t go crazy with trying to diet over the holidays, enjoy yourself but be frugal in Ormond Beach. Have …

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