Bariatric surgery is a weight loss alternative to obese patients who have exhausted all fitness and diet options. Dr. Birkedal performs the gastric sleeve resection. This is a new operation that removes a majority of the stomach. This removes the constant feeling of hunger, helping to improve control of diabetes and bring about dramatic weight loss.
Single incision procedures are the latest advance in surgery. The operation is performed via one tiny incision at your belly button. This allows for only minimal scarring. Currently gallbladders can be removed and some hernias can be repaired via this innovative new approach.
Laparascopic - Bowel
Laparoscopy in acute bowel obstruction following previous surgery. This is a video of a surgery to remove the obstruction.
The laparoscopic approach to subtotal colectomy is especially attractive as there are a variety of benign indications for this procedure and a previously necessary long midline incision for surgery is avoided and replaced by a short McBurney incision with all the favorable postoperative effects of minimally invasive surgery.
Direct Inguinal Hernia
Surgery Repair With Mesh
Viewer discretion advised. This video demonstrates a technique for a repair of a direct inguinal hernia under sedation and local anaesthetic. This video contains actual footage of the surgery being performed.
Video of a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication surgery. During the procedure surgeons repaired the lower esophageal sphincter, a muscle that separates the stomach and esophagus.
The thyroid and other endocrine glands in the body control our hormones and many bodily processes. These organs can develop diseases that may require surgery. We can treat these diseases via minimally invasive techniques.
Previously breast surgery involved a mastectomy. Now the same operation can often be accomplished via a tiny incision on your breast, or in some cases a second incision under your arm.
And Wound Care
Dr. Birkedal performs advanced wound care operations including skin grafts and muscle flap closures of complex, chronic wounds.