Category Archive: Gastrectomy

Aug 18

Hormonal Response of Weight Training and It’s Effect on Weight Loss

Have you been fighting hard to get rid of your obesity issues? Turning on your hormones is one of the best ways to lose weight and reduce obesity. If you are ready to spend some time on doing intelligent exercise, then you can easily reduce those extra pounds and get the look you have always …

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Jul 20

What are the Implications of Obesity on Our Healthcare System?

Obesity is a serious health issue that needs to be addressed with different weight-loss options. More than 50% of adults in America are obese and 30% of them are at a serious risk for obesity related diseases. It is a scary figure that cannot be taken lightly. Obesity leads to a lot of other related …

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Jul 13

Importance of Fiber in Reducing Weight

Viscous fiber essentially affects your appetite, coercing you to eat less, thus eventually reducing your weight over time. Fiber has the effect of making you feel full. It is one of the few weight loss options that you can turn to in Heathrow without any bad side-effects.

May 10

Importance of Bariatric Vitamins for Long Term Success

When first hearing the term “bariatric vitamins,” one might think of probiotics that millions take on a daily basis. However, probiotics are helpful bacteria that help with digestive health and bariatric vitamins are a totally different thing. Bariatric vitamins are recommended for people who have undergone bariatric surgery. What are Bariatric Vitamins and Why are …

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Jan 13

Behavioral Changes and Success in Weight Loss


Obesity is a problem that is rampant and because of it many overweight people are looking for methods of safe weight loss. The problem is that there are dozens of weight loss options, and many of these are very successful, but the individuals don’t succeed because they have not made the appropriate behavioral changes needed …

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Jan 01

Happy New Year!

All of us here at Dr. Birkedal’s office want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year filled with health and happiness. If you’re looking to the New Year for a new you in Orlando, contact us at 386 231-3530 and we can help you reach your safe weight loss goals.  

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 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 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 02

Holiday Eating


Research has shown that most people gain weight over the holiday season. With parties and family get togethers, it’s hard to limit your intake of all the available goodies. Just do the best you can in watching what you eat, because you know it will be hard to take the extra pounds off once the …

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