Michael Baptista, MD

BaptistaPhotoMichael_LRWeight Loss & Esophageal Reflux Surgery
Dr. Baptista understands the multifactorial problem of obesity and reflux providing customized treatment for patients. He has extensive training in bariatric, gastric and esophageal surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery and has performed thousands of weight loss surgery procedures. Dr. Baptista is also trained in the FDA approved anti esophageal reflux “LINX” procedure.
Dr. Baptista’s training extends to general surgery, thoracic surgery, and surgical research done in several prestigious medical institutions in Brazil and the U.S. (University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, Rush University and University of Illinois at Chicago). He is also a consultant and proctor in bariatric surgery teaching colleagues interested in the field of weight loss surgery. Dr. Baptista is a published author who has taught many courses, both on how to perform bariatric surgery, and how to follow up with patients.
The patient care at Florida Surgical Physicians—before, during and after surgery—is second to none. The practice uses state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate and optimize the patient’s success. Most surgeries are done through one trocar at the belly button, leaving an almost scarless abdomen. Dr. Baptista also offers the new FDA approved
GASTRIC BALLOON, which is placed endoscopically (meaning no surgery, no cuts). His patients are provided with his personal cell number so they can contact him with any questions or needs related to their weight loss operation. This helps provide “peace of mind to the patients and to me,” says Dr. Baptista. “Knowing my patients are well is as important to me as it is to them and their families.”
9471 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 207, Jacksonville, FL 32256 • 904.724.2263