Tag Archive: Surgery

Dec 26

Holiday Surgery

Most people do not consider the holidays as the perfect time for undergoing a surgery of any kind. They would rather be spending time with friends and family than lying in a hospital bed or recovering at home while everyone else is having fun. However, there may be good reasons to consider having surgery over …

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Sep 21

Surgery and seniors

The state of Florida, especially the Volusia-Flagler and Central Florida Regions are blessed with a senior population that contributes greatly to our culture, our economy and our lifestyle.  This population has a special set of medical needs that must be met with understanding and professional skill. Some seniors are fearful of any type of surgery, …

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Jul 20

Take a look at our Surgical Videos

You can learn more about surgery you are considering by viewing the video presentations on our website. Find out about minimally invasive procedures (laparoscopic surgery) for breast surgery, gallbladder surgery, bariatric surgery and others. Take a look at Surgical Videos on our website.

Mar 10

Explore Dr. Birkedal’s Surgery Suite

The inside of a Laparoscopic Surgery Suite will amaze you! Explore Dr. Birkedal’s Facebook page and click on the link above to see what a modern surgical operating room looks like.

Nov 03

Who is the best Surgeon out there?

When it comes to deciding who will be your weight loss surgeon, Dr. Christian Birkedal is one of the best surgeons in Florida. With over 20 years of experience, as well as a Board Certification as a general surgeon, Dr. Birkedal is an ideal choice. Regardless of whether you need weight loss surgery, vascular surgery, …

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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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Feb 16

Simple Tips to Help you Find the Right General Surgeon

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Surgery is a procedure much more delicate than any other. Even in relatively easy operations, like bariatric surgery or laparoscopic surgery, a single apparently insignificant mistake may lead to fatal consequences. Thus, the general surgeon should be not only highly skilled in the process, but also vastly experienced. Here are a few simple tips to …

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Jul 16

Vitamin D and Weight Loss

As physicians, we are learning more about the functions of vitamin D in the body. Recent research shows that vitamin D is important in weight management. First and foremost, it is critical to understand what vitamin D is and why it is so important for our bodies. With this knowledge under our belts, we can then …

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Jul 14

Does Timing of Weight Loss Affect Weight Loss?

A patient recently asked me if timing of exercise effected weight loss and body composition.  After doing some research, the answer is yes.  However, to experience safe weight loss and improve your body composition, pick the low hanging fruit first. This means working on your diet as well as your exercise routine in order to …

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Jul 10

Learning from the Past

There are many great men of history that we can learn from in regards to weight loss. There are so many weight loss options around today that it can be confusing deciding which one(s) to follow. By looking back at past mistakes and successes we can be better prepared for our own future decisions. Dr. …

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