Tag Archive: weight loss surgery

Dec 11

Evidence Supporting Weight Loss Surgery Mounts

Several months ago we wrote an article about “evidence-based medicine,” sometimes called “evidence-based practice.” These terms mean that doctors base their decisions on objective facts gathered by trained professionals who are not biased about the results. If the evidence shows that a certain drug was not effective, or produced unacceptable side effects, then evidenced-based practice …

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Nov 26

A common misconception about weight loss surgery

There is a common misconception about weight loss surgery that says, “Most weight loss surgery patients will regain the weight they lose over years to come.” Numerous studies have now demonstrated that this is not the case. The effectiveness of bariatric surgery in long term weight control has been repeatedly confirmed. The medical profession and …

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Apr 30

Medicare and Weight Loss Surgery

Medicare patients are an important part of many doctors’ practice. This is especially true in the Daytona-Volusia, Florida east coast area, home to a high concentration of senior residents. Our office accepts Medicare and Medicaid insurance, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) is covered under these plans when certain requirements are met. Medicare coverage for …

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Nov 13

Do Medicare and Medicaid cover weight-loss surgery?

Do Medicare and Medicaid insurance plans ever cover the cost of weight-loss surgery? Our practice accepts a wide variety of insurance plans and the office staff can help you evaluate your coverage. Click on INSURANCE to contact our business office.

Nov 08

What is Allergan lap Band Surgery?

When you are looking to lose weight, Allergan is just one of the manufacturers that make products that can help. The Allergan Lap Band is used for the lap band procedure that limits the amount of food your stomach can hold and therefore helps you to lose weight by eating less. Call Dr. Birkedal today …

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Oct 10

The History of Weight Loss Surgery

Today, bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is an everyday event, recognized as an effective treatment in many cases for morbid obesity. Each day, thousands of gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery procedures are done in hospitals across the United States and around the world. They are done safely and without serious complications, often using …

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Oct 10

The History of Weight Loss Surgery

Today, bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is an everyday event, recognized as an effective treatment in many cases for morbid obesity. Each day, thousands of gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery procedures are done in hospitals across the United States and around the world. They are done safely and without serious complications, often using …

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Jul 24

There is no magic pill to help you lose weight

A lot of “weight-loss vitamin” ads are misleading. These products do not curb your appetite or enable you to “shed 10 pounds a week” as they sometimes promise, although they will help your wallet to lose some of its weight. There is no magic pill that will allow you to eat as much of anything …

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Jun 14

What happens after weight-loss surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a serious procedure, not to be undertaken without careful consideration. But have you thought about the post-surgery period?  Read about, “What to Expect After Weight-Loss Surgery” by clicking the link.

May 18

Practical Ways to Control Eating

healthy weight loss

Weight-loss surgery is an effective therapy for losing excess weight. Procedures like the gastric bypass and the gastric sleeve have made bariatric surgery a practical choice for thousands of medically obese patients. However, all physicians (including bariatric surgeons) agree that halting the development of medical obesity early would be the better option. The internet and …

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