Tag Archive: gallbladder surgery

Dec 12

An Unwelcome Holiday Visitor

We are well into the season of holiday merry-making and often over indulgence; the medical staff members in hospitals and emergency rooms sometimes see the results. Of course, the first thing to come to mind is traffic accidents. The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are often the heaviest travel days of the year, and combined with …

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Jul 09

Diet After Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Last week we commented on cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal surgery). Gallbladder removal surgery is one of the most common operating room procedures in the United States. Each year, approximately 460,000 Americans have gallbladder surgery. These surgeries are routinely done as laparoscopy procedures, often on an out-patient basis. The most common reason for gallbladder surgery is the …

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Dec 04

Age and Gallbladder Disease

This blog has written several articles about the gallbladder, the diseases that can affect it and gallbladder surgery. It is interesting to note that in the past, gallbladder disease has been associated with older patients. It was typical for gallstones to show up in patients in their 50’s or 60’s. Recent data shows that the …

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Jan 09

Have you ever experienced gallstones or a ‘gallbladder attack’?

Many people have no idea what their gallbladder does or even what it is. To find out, read “What does your gallbladder do.“

Dec 10

What does your gallbladder do?

Most people give little thought to their gallbladder, and that is a good thing! Although it is not essential, when the gallbladder functions correctly, it aids in the digestion process by squeezing bile into the small intestine. Most people become aware of this organ only when it becomes inflamed (cholecystitis), produces a gallstone, or is …

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Oct 14

What about if I have problems with my Gall Bladder?

To most people, the gallbladder is a misunderstood organ. What does it do? What function does it serve? If you’re curious about this 3 inch, fluid-filled mystery, this article is for you.

Sep 14

Any Gallbladder issues?

Having your gallbladder removed these days is much easier on the patient and the surgeon than it used to be. Now it can be done laparoscopically with a few small incisions; much easier for everyone! Call Dr. Christian Birkedal for your General Surgery needs like in DeLand, Daytona and or Palm Coast, Florida. He is …

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Jul 08

Get your Gallbladder Cleaned Up

A defective gallbladder can give rise to several diseases and can lead to extreme pain. If you are experiencing pain in your chest area, make an appointment and have yourself checked to see if you need gallbladder surgery in Groveland.

Oct 30

Taking Care of Gall Bladder Problems

If you have been experiencing the awful pain associated with gallstones, perhaps it is time to talk with your doctor about gallbladder surgery. Gallbladder surgery is done all over Flagler County with laparoscopic methods that requires only several small incisions and very little pain and down time. Talk to your doctor about surgery today before …

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Sep 28

The Cost of Lap Band Surgery


  If you are considering having weight loss surgery, you must also be wondering about the cost of lap band surgery. Any surgery is fairly expensive and lap band is no different. However, just like other surgeries, your insurance company will pay a large portion of the bill if your doctor feels it is medically …

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