Category Archive: weight loss options

May 13

Weight loss surgery should not be the first option

Bariatric surgery procedures like the gastric bypass and the gastric sleeve are a big part of our general surgery practice. These procedures have demonstrated their efficacy in producing significant, long-term weight loss and in reducing the incidence of obesity-related medical conditions like type-2 diabetes and heart disease. However, weight loss surgery is never performed if …

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Feb 11

Insurance Coverage and Getting Approved for Weight-Loss Surgery

One of the most common questions a surgeon gets is, “Is it covered by insurance?” This is a major concern to people who are considering bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery). Insurance companies often require that relatively high standards be met before agreeing to cover bariatric surgery cost. A conclusive answer to this question can be found …

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Oct 08

Should I consider Weight Loss Surgery?

What are the options out there? Read “Weight Loss Surgery.”

Sep 29

Can Vitamin D help me?

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I hear and read a lot about Vitamin D. Can it really help me with Weight Loss? Check out “Vitamin D and Weight Loss.”

Sep 13

What is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrostomy?

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrostomy or gastric sleeve surgery is a surgical procedure that is intended to help patients lose weight and reduce the chance of serious obesity-related conditions like diabetes, osteoarthritis or sleep apnea. It is called “sleeve gastrostomy” because the operation removes a large portion of the stomach, leaving a structure that looks like a …

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Sep 08

Gastric Bypass Surgery Versus Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Two of the most common laparoscopic weight-loss surgeries are the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass. The term, “gastric bypass”, is very self-descriptive. This is a type of bariatric surgery that literally bypasses part of the digestive system. The meaning of “gastric sleeve” surgery may be less obvious. It does not refer to a band …

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Sep 02

Just because there is a Hurricane coming it does not mean we shouldn’t exercise!

Stretching

Ok, everyone is a little excited about the Hurricane season. No problem, if we have to stay indoors lets focus on stretching. Our bodies have a tendency to tense up when our stress levels go up. We also have a tendency to eat a little too much. So just focus on stretching and there’s nothing …

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Aug 19

For Weight Loss Surgery, Get a Weight Loss Surgeon

When you have decided to have weight loss surgery to help you shed extra pounds and become healthier, make sure that you have a weight loss surgeon and not just a general surgeon, in Edgewater. A weight loss surgeon has more experience and you will obtain better results.

Aug 15

Want to Have Before and After Pictures Too?

Have you been looking at those wonderful before and after pictures of people who have undergone weight loss surgery? That could be you. Just call Dr. Birkedal from Cocoa Beach and start your journey to your own lap band before and after pictures!

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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