Dr. Michael Baptista, MD

Dr. Michael Baptista, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  

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Dr. Michael Baptista, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Florida Surgical Physicians, PA

9471 Baymeadows Rd Ste 207

Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 89% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Baptista's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baptista "Dr. Baptista received his medical degree in Brazil and completed general surgery training and a fellowship in Thoracic Surgery. He subsequently received the Most Distinguished Fellow Award. Dr. Baptista then moved to the United States, where he became a surgical research fellow at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He then trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Rush University in Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned a commendation for outstanding teaching of surgical students at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke's Medical Center."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baptista "Hi There: I was a person before I became a physican. I was a physician before I became a surgeon. I have not forgotten why I got into this profession; to take care of folks. My Bariatric and General surgery expertise will take care of your medical problems. The person inside of me will help you regain control and enjoy your life. I will personally be involved in your care before, during, after surgery... and through out your journey. My commitment to you is exemplified by the fact that I will provide you with my personal cell phone number so you can always get a hold of me. Michael Baptista"

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Baptista does not have any board certifications listed.

8  Conditions Treated

14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Faculdade De Medicina De Barbacena
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Rush University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery. Fellowship In Bariatric Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy, and Robotic Surgery (Davinci).
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • First place on the admission test for General Surgery. Residency at College of Medical Science & "Lucas Machado Foundation"/ "Benjamin Guimaraes, 1987
  • Commendation for outstanding teaching to surgical clerkship students. Undergraduate Surgical Education from Rush-Presbyterian, 2001
  • Most Distinguished Fellow in Thoracic Surgery. Silver Plate Award. Julia Kubitschek's Hospital; Belo Horizonte, M.G., Brazil., 1992
  • Top 25 in the admission test for medical school. (Exam with more than 1500 candidates)., 1981
  • Patrick J. Manning Award. For significant contributions to biomedical research and enhancement of animal welfare. University of Minnesota Minneapolis, 1999
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Baptista, MD
Dr Baptista is a superior doctor, who really cares for his patients! He takes the time to meet with patients & family to discuss the options best for you! He is excellent in his kindness, caring & bedside manner. I have never had a Dr-who cares so much & is there for you! He gave me his...Read More
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Darla in Jacksonville, FL – Nov 30, 2017
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Personally, I will be happy to recommend Dr. Baptista, as he was recommended to me by my daughter. (We both remain patients of his).
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T. Peirce in Jacksonville, FL – Dec 10, 2016
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