Monthly Archive: April 2017

Apr 28

The Florida Hospital Bariatric Forum

The Florida Hospital Bariatric Forum is a great source of information related to weight loss topics. Find out how and where to attend on our website’s home page.

Apr 26

Vein disorders and their treatments

Vein disorders affect over 30 million Americans, causing symptoms ranging from varicose veins to non-healing sores. Find out about vein disorders and the treatments we can offer by clicking on: Vein Disorders.

Apr 24

Dr. Birkedal now at two locations

Dr. Birkedal and his staff now serve patients at two locations: Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach The new office located at the Florida Hospital, New Smyrna Health Park Find CONTACT INFORMATION by clicking the link.

Apr 21

What’s the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgeries?

Two of the most common laparoscopic weight-loss surgeries are the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass. Click the link to read a comparison of these two procedures.

Apr 19

What is a thyroidectomy?

Are you a candidate for thyroidectomy (removal of part or all of the thyroid gland)? Often, this procedure can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. Click the link to find out about this operation, its benefits and risks.

Apr 17

Hormonal response to weight training and weight loss

Hormones are often involved in weight control issues. Read about hormonal response to weight training and weight loss by clicking HERE.

Apr 14

What does it take to become board certified?

Bariatric medicine may involve the skills of surgeons, endocrinologists and primary care doctors like Family Practice or Internal Medicine specialists. Each of these physicians may have earned board certification in a medical specialty. What does the term, “Board Certified” mean? Click on the link to find out what it takes for a doctor to become …

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Apr 13

Happy Easter from Dr. Birkedal and Staff

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Apr 12

Check out Dr. Birkedal’s on Google+ and Facebook

On GOOGLE+ as well as on FACEBOOK, Dr. Birkedal strives to provide patients and the general public with information that is useful, relevant and up-to-date. Click either of the links to see the social media pages for his practice.

Apr 10

Establishing a habit of exercise

Establishing the habit of daily exercise is probably more important than meeting some predetermined standard. Read about committing to a process rather that a goal and how it is more important in the long run.

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