Category Archive: Dr. Christian Birkedal

May 24

The End of Antibiotics?

Ecoli Bacteria

Several times, we have mentioned the concern that is developing about antibiotic resistant bacteria (see our past article, “Doctors Are Afraid of Bugs”). Modern laparoscopic surgery techniques have dramatically lowered the risk of infection during surgery procedures. However, there is still some risk of contamination any time a patient sustains a wound, including surgical wounds. …

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Apr 19

We Hear You!

Media and communication experts tell us that social media is more and more important in reaching out to people. Business Intelligence Magazine recently reported that Facebook and Instagram were the number 1 and 2 most common apps on smart phones, mobile devices and many computers. In many cases, a Facebook page is more important to …

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Mar 29

Informed consent

Patients should understand the benefits, risks and consequences of any surgery or medical procedure before they agree to it. Lawyers call this “informed consent,” and it is an important part of any doctor-patient relationship. Doctors understand this too, but sometimes the vocabulary they use can get in the way of effective communication. Medical school and …

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Mar 13

Our Practice on Facebook

Our online presence includes not only our webpage at www.cbirkedal.com, but also a very fine set of Facebook offerings! We know that for many people, Facebook is the internet. It is the first place they go when their browser or mobile device (cell phone) starts, it is where they get their news and find out …

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Mar 11

Our 3 Offices – From New Smyrna Beach to Daytona Beach to Palm Coast

Today’s medical practice demands that physicians and other providers make themselves as accessible to patients as possible. That is why we maintain three offices in the East Central Florida area. We are able to offer our surgery services to patients from New Smyrna Beach in the south to Palm Coast in the north, including most …

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Feb 01

Is your doctor board certified?

We often comment on how quickly things change in surgery and medical practice. It is absolutely essential that your primary care doctor and any specialist or surgeon you choose is current and up-to-date in his or her field. Getting and keeping board certification is one of the ways this level of high-quality practice is assured. …

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Jan 30

Medical practice and surgery do not stand still for long

Modern practice means that there are constant demands for learning new material or using new technology. Today’s doctors should base their decisions on objective evidence rather than on past practice or what was taught in medical school years ago. But “new” is not always “better,” and how do surgeons and doctors decide? Good physicians practice …

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Jan 18

Wellness Services

Our professional staff offers weight-loss surgery, but also non-surgical approaches to weight loss. An important part of a successful weight loss program is commitment to some form of exercise. Read “Commit to Exercising Every Day” to find out more. Joining a group or individual program that encourages exercise is one good way to keep that …

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Jan 07

Happy New Year and a Little ‘Heads Up’

Advent Health

Many of our articles have ended with this or a similar statement – “Our office located at 305 Memorial Medical Parkway in Daytona Beach is part of the Florida Hospital network.” We are still a part of that very fine organization, but as of January 1st of this year, the Florida Hospital network is known …

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Jan 04

Choose the right surgeon

If you have been told by your primary care doctor that surgery is needed or is an option, you have some choices to make. How will you go about choosing the surgeon who will do the procedure? Have you confirmed the physician’s credentials or made sure that the surgeon is board certified or board eligible? …

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