Michael Baptista, MD


Weight Loss Surgery

Michael Baptista, MD specializes in weight loss surgery and management of the patients before and after surgery. He understands the multifactorial problem of obesity, and the surgical options for it.

Dr. Baptista has had extensive training in bariatric surgery with focus in minimally invasive surgery having performed thousands of weight loss surgery procedures. His past training also extends to the areas of general surgery, thoracic surgery, and surgical research. 

Dr. Baptista has been trained in several prestigious top medical institutions both in Brazil and in the USA, like 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 that are interested in the field of weight loss surgery. Dr. Baptista 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. The practice uses state-of-art equipment to evaluate and properly optimize patient’s success. 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, leaving behind an almost scarless abdomen. 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 operation. 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 them, and their families.”

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