Tag Archive: Birkedal

Oct 25

The October Newsletter is Out!

Be sure to check out Dr. Birkedal’s October Newsletter!

Oct 13

The Importance of Treating Binge Eating Before Bariatric Surgery

binge eating disorder

There is no debate about the ability of bariatric surgery to produce a rapid, dramatic weight loss or to reduce the medical risks associated with obesity. Often, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, depression/anxiety and other medical risks are directly related to obesity. By reducing a patient’s weight and body mass index (BMI), bariatric surgery reduces …

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Oct 04

Are there any advantages of Fiber?

What can Fiber do for me and my body? Check out “The Advantages of Fiber“.

Sep 20

How can I check my Physicians/Surgeons reviews?

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There are quite a few sites out there that allow consumers to rate Physicians and or Surgeons. We highly recommend that you check some of these out before you make your appointment: – www.vitals.com – www.webmd.com – www.healthgrades.com These are just to name a few. Check them out before you go see you Doctor!

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!


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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Dec 21

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a constellation of diseases that are often associated together. Individually, the disease wreaks havoc on our health, but when combined they are often devastating. These diseases include ones like diabetes and stroke. Hypertension, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol), obesity and diabetes are the diseases that comprise metabolic syndrome. How …

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Sep 07

Keeping You Informed

As part of our website and blog, we also offer a free newsletter to help keep you informed about everything that is going on with Dr. Birkedal and his practice. From great articles to informative tips, our newsletter can keep you informed on all things regarding bariatric surgery. For more information on Dr. Birkedal and …

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Sep 04

Losing Weight Safely

There are many ways to lose weight, including changing nutritional habits, exercising more and even weight loss surgery. In order to experience safe weight loss, it is best to discuss with your doctor what your options are. Dr. Birkedal can help guide you on your weight loss journey. Vitamin D is one of the many …

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Sep 02

Weight Loss Procedures

There are many options for weight loss. One of them is the consideration of weight loss surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is one of the many forms of bariatric surgery. This is also considered one of the best surgeries to help individuals recover from obesity. Dr. Birkedal is one of the best surgeons in Florida, and also …

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