Category Archive: Dr. Christian Birkedal

Mar 13

Our Practice on Facebook

Our online presence includes not only our webpage at, 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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Nov 09

Did you know that Dr. Birkedal is a featured contributor to Magazine? Magazine

That is correct! Besides practicing general surgery, Dr. Birkedal contributes to this valuable local publication on a regular basis. You can read his article in the Fall, 2018 edition of Magazine by clicking “When Seniors Need Surgery.” If you have questions about topics like “When Seniors Need Surgery” or any other subject relating to …

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Oct 29

You can find us at three locations

Florida Hospital

We want to make our practice available to the greatest number of people possible. For that reason, we maintain three office locations in the East Central Florida area. By doing so, we are able to offer our surgery services to patients from New Smyrna Beach in the south to Palm Coast in the North. A …

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Oct 15

How do I choose a surgeon?

If you have been told that you need surgery, or if you are considering an elective procedure, you have an important task at hand: choosing a surgeon. Even a ‘routine’ surgery procedure like hernia repair can seem intimidating. What should you look for when deciding on the right doctor for your surgical procedure? Take a …

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