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Florida Surgical Physicians

Weight Loss Surgery
Michael Baptista, MD

Michael Baptista, M.D. has had extensive training in areas such as general surgery, thoracic, robotic, minimally invasive, and bariatric surgery. He now leads his practice where he specializes in weight loss surgery and general surgery. He understands the multifactorial problem of obesity and the surgical options for it.

Dr. Baptista is a consultant and proctor in bariatric surgery, teaching colleagues that are interested in the field of weight loss surgery. He is a published author in the field and has given many courses, both on how to perform bariatric surgery and how to follow up with patients afterwards.
The patient care at Florida Surgical Physicians before, during, and after surgery is second to none. Dr. Baptista doesn’t just operate on his patients, he takes care of them. He oversees the details related to patient care. Most of his surgeries are done through one trocar at the belly button. His patients are provided with his personal cellular phone number in case they need to contact him with any questions or needs related to their weight loss operations. This provides a “peace of mind to the patients and to me,” he says. “Knowing my patients are well is important to me as much it is to the patients and their families.”

Areas of Expertise: Weight Loss Surgery, Single Incision Surgery& General Surgery

Location: 9471 Baymeadows Rd. Ste, 207, Jacksonville, FL 32256
904.724.BAND (2263) •