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Jan 18

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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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Jan 08

Diabetes – Medications vs. Life Style Changes

  Diabetes comes in two forms: Type 1, sometimes called juvenile diabetes and Type 2. Type two is more common and is usually connected with the patient being overweight, though not in all cases, and they may be under the care of both a regular doctor in Daytona Beach and a weight loss surgeon if …

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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 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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Nov 23

Bulges at the Groin


If you have a bulge in the groin area, you may have an inguinal hernia and should have it checked. Although hernias aren’t normally painful, it still means that a portion of your anatomy is where it doesn’t belong and should be corrected. If you are experiencing pain, go to an emergency room right away. …

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Nov 13

The Cost of Bariatric Surgery

Many people considering bariatric surgery will ask, “How much is bariatric surgery?” The truth is that it is going to vary depending on where you live, such as Merritt Island, what kind of surgery you have done, and whether your insurance will cover the surgery. It is best to ask your doctors about their fees …

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Oct 14

Treating Thyroid Problems

The thyroid controls many of our bodily functions through the release of hormones, and when it doesn’t work properly, not much else in the body does either. When thyroid treatment is unsuccessful in Winter Springs or Palm Harbor, it may be necessary to undergo thyroid surgery to eliminate problems. Consult with an experienced surgeon such …

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Oct 05

You Are Your Children’s Role Model

Like it or not, your children want to be just like you. If you let a cuss word slip, they will soon be repeating it at the most in opportune time. They want to put on your clothes and shoes. They walk like you and talk like you. And they will look like you. If …

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Sep 30

DVT Can be a Dangerous Condition

Poor circulation in the extremities can lead to DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, and it is important that you monitor your condition closely as they can lead to serious complications such as heart attack or stroke. If your condition is serious, you may need an experienced surgeon like Dr. Birkedal for deep vein thrombosis surgery …

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