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Embrace Health With Meaningful Weight Loss Support

You’re not defined by a number on a scale. But feeling whole means considering healthy, weight-conscious lifestyles. And if health concerns such as diabetes or sleep apnea begin to affect your daily life, it's important to take steps to get your health back on track. If your body mass index (BMI) is more than 40 — or more than 30 with related health conditions — medical weight loss could be just the solution you need to help you reach your health goals.

Our medical weight loss experts at AdventHealth Daytona Beach, formerly Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, can guide you in exploring all options and deciding which is best for you. We'll always put your whole health first, meaning before we create your individualized wellness plan, we'll consider every aspect of your medical background, weight loss mindset, and current lifestyle, including your diet and fitness habits, stress factors and your own personal body image.

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Trusted Care From Our Accredited Team

AdventHealth Daytona Beach has been accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program for surgical treatment of severe obesity and its related conditions. To earn this designation, AdventHealth met stringent criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity.
Christian Birkedal, MD

Your East Florida Dedicated Expert

As a bariatric and general surgeon, Christian Birkedal, MD, believes in treating every patient like he would treat his own family. With compassion and understanding, Dr. Birkedal joins you in your journey to embrace a healthier lifestyle. He considers it a blessing — and his true calling — to care for you and help improve your health.

Let's Pave the Way to a Healthier You

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Community Support Starts Here

If you're considering or have had bariatric surgery, reaching out for support benefits your body, mind and spirit. Our bariatric support group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 5 to 6 pm, with a virtual option every month and an in-person meeting every other month.

For more information or to RSVP, email Vanessa Raulerson at [email protected]. Each month, you'll receive a new email invite with the date, time and topic. Instructions to join the online meeting will be emailed once you RSVP.

Achieve a Healthy Weight With a Team by Your Side

Our expert team at AdventHealth Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery is here to help you achieve a healthier weight and a healthier life. Trust our network of care to help guide and support you in your journey to wellness. With access to a wide range of bariatric doctors, weight loss experts, community resources and local support services, you can count on our multidisciplinary team to help you overcome any roadblocks in your journey to better health. We are here to be your coach — and biggest cheerleader — on the way to success.