Dr. Christian L. Birkedal, MD

Dr. Christian L. Birkedal, MD

General Surgery | Male | 45 years old

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Innovative and caring doctor with over 15 years of experience Dr. Birkedal grew up in Birmingham, AL. He completed his...Read more

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Ormond Beach, FL |
Really not sure what happened...Dr. Birkedal removed enlarged lymph gland being suspicious of lymphoma because I was in extreme pain and had sudden weight loss of 8lbs in 2 weeks. I was told prior to consider a possible internal hernia. I had 3 E.R. visits at Florida Memorial which was total nightmare all before Birkedal operated. Bottom line..lymph node was benign and I never was told or followed up what caused all the pain and sickness.
in Daytona Beach, FL |
Dr. Birkedal is amazing. I had a total Thyroidectomy/Parathyroid removal and an Axillary Mass under my left arm on May 26th, 2016.He made me feel so comfortable before and after surgery. Dr. Birkedal is a very kind, caring, man. Awesome personality making me and my family very comfortable. His staff at the office and hospital are amazing also.
in Ormond Beach, FL |
Was warned by GP not to use him for Gallbladder surgery, but due to ER situation, was assigned him for surgery as my choice surgeon was out of town during the emergency.. Birkedal Botched the surgery, sent me home without even seeing me in the hospital and ended up with 3 more ER visits, large drainage bag for 10 days, 4 CT-Scans due to najor leaking and then TWELVE WEEKS of Infectious Disease doctor care to handle rare E-Coli infection..
Ormond Beach, FL |
Horrible experience: He is very enigmatic, poor surgeon, left me with grotesque hernias and did not remove tumors.
in Melbourne, FL |
He and his staff are totally professional, well trained in patient care and concerns of the patient, after care in well beyond what is necessary. Great team.
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Dr. Birkedal says...

Innovative and caring doctor with over 15 years of experience

Dr. Birkedal grew up in Birmingham, AL. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Florida State University. Next, he earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. While there, he received the Tinsley-Harrison Scholarship for academic performance and the Gross Anatomy Instructor honor for academic performance, leadership and teaching ability. Finally, he completed a surgical residency at the Baptist Health System in Birmingham, AL.

Prior to joining Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Birkedal served as the medical director of the Wound Treatment Center and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.

He has presented internationally on several topics, including "Biopsy Fragment Supernates: A New Modality for the Rapid Diagnosis of Lung Cancer" and has written textbook chapters for Emedicine Textbook of Surgery.

Dr. Birkedal is Board Certified in General Surgery and is a member of the Florida Medical Association, American College of Surgeons and Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine Society.

Dr. Birkedal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Baptist Health System

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Florida State University

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Danish

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Amputation
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Care Services
  • Colectomy
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure

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