Monthly Archive: October 2016

Oct 28

I have tried everything, should I consider Surgery?

I have some abdominal protrusions and I really don’t know what could be causing this. Should I visit a Surgeon?

Oct 26

Do you have 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 so give us a call …

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Oct 25

The October Newsletter is Out!

Be sure to check out Dr. Birkedal’s October Newsletter!

Oct 24

What is the Process for Bariatric Surgery?

Here is the complete explanation of the bariatric surgery process.

Oct 21

Is Exercise really important for my Body?

We have a series of articles addressing addressing the importance of exercise.

Oct 18

Obesity and Mental Health

Obesity and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are major health problems in the United States. Often there is a complex interaction between the two conditions. At times, this interaction is obvious; the adverse effects of mental health conditions like bulimia, anorexia or binge eating disorder are easily seen. However, the psychological problems …

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Oct 17

Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?

Weight loss surgery is a big decision. And if you’re like many people, you may be wondering if you even qualify as a candidate. If so, this article will help shed some light on the subject.

Oct 14

What about if I have problems with my Gall Bladder?

To most people, the gallbladder is a misunderstood organ. What does it do? What function does it serve? If you’re curious about this 3 inch, fluid-filled mystery, this article is for you.

Oct 13

The Importance of Treating Binge Eating Before Bariatric Surgery

binge eating disorder

There is no debate about the ability of bariatric surgery to produce a rapid, dramatic weight loss or to reduce the medical risks associated with obesity. Often, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, depression/anxiety and other medical risks are directly related to obesity. By reducing a patient’s weight and body mass index (BMI), bariatric surgery reduces …

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Oct 12

What about if I am not eating right?

Although there are a lot of extra treats around at this time of year, Dr. Birkedal reminds us that it is important to maintain a good healthy eating pattern amidst all the temptations.

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