Hospital Affiliation

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program for surgical treatment of severe obesity and its related conditions. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of the Adventist Health System, the largest non-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Adventist Health was founded on the Seventh-day Adventist legacy of Christian healthcare, and our Memorial Medical Center hospital exists to serve the needs of our community in harmony with Christ’s healing ministry, while incorporating Christian values at every level of service.

The Center for Bariatric Medicine & Surgery at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is conveniently located in the medical office building adjacent to the main hospital.

Dr. Birkedal and his staff are employees of Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners, the employed physician group of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Birkedal, a general surgeon and the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center medical director of bariatric services, is recognized as a verified bariatric surgeon through MBSAQIP.