May 13

Weight loss surgery should not be the first option

Advent HealthBariatric 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 other measures have not yet been attempted. The AdventHealth Bariatric and Weight Care program offers customized care that is tailored to you. The doctors and medical professionals in this program will create an individualized wellness plan, considering your lifestyle, medical background and fitness habits. It is possible that after all these factors are considered, weight loss surgery will be the best option, but not before you have been thoroughly evaluated.

You can get a preview of the program by clicking on AdventHealth Bariatric and Weight Care. If we can answer any question about bariatric surgery or any other area included in general surgery, please contact our office. You may use Contact Dr Birkedal or phone us at (386) 210-9794. Our offices, located in Daytona, New Smyrna and Palm Coast are all part of the AdventHealth Medical Group.

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