Craig Morgenthal, MD, FACS
General Surgeon

Dr. Morgenthal is a Board Certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the gastrointestinal tract and abdomen. Dr. Morgenthal specializes in bariatric surgery, heartburn and swallowing disorders and anti-reflux surgery. He also uses minimally invasive surgery techniques to perform hernia repair (umbilical, groin or inguinal, and ventral or incisional), gallbladder removal, colorectal surgery and removal of adrenal glands and spleen. Dr. Morgenthal's areas of expertise include:

  • Gastric Bypass

  • Gastric Banding

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • GERD

  • Endoscopic (incision-less) Treatment of GERD

  • Colon Disorders

  • Hernias

Doctor Profile


Bariatric Surgeon


General Surgeon Tooltip image A General Surgeon has expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the abdomen, digestive tract, endocrine system, breast, skin and blood vessels. A General Surgeon is also trained in the care of pediatric and cancer patients and in the treatment of patients who are injured or critically ill. Common problems treated by general surgeons include hernias, breast tumors, gallstones, appendicitis, pancreatitis, bowel obstructions, colon inflammation and colon cancer. General Surgeons increasingly provide care through the use of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. Some General Surgeons pursue additional training for one to two years and specialize in the fields of Trauma Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery and others.

American Board of Surgery

Education & Training:

Doctor of Medicine

Sackler School of Medicine,

1996 - 2000


State University New York - Downstate, Brooklyn, NY

2000 - 2005


Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

2005 - 2007

Hospital Affiliation:

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

  • Baptist Medical Center South

  • Wolfson Children's Hospital

Ages Treated:

  • Infant

  • Toddler

  • Adolescent

  • Teen

  • Adult

  • Senior

Legal Practice Name:

North Florida Surgeons

From the Doctor:

I do most of my operations using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and laparoscopic surgery. The same operation is done but with a smaller incision. There are a number of advantages to laparoscopic surgery including reduced pain, a lower rate of complications and a shorter recovery time. Patients also love that there's no large scar after surgery. My favorite part of being a surgeon is educating patients, helping them through a major event in their life and guiding them back to health and wellness.

Dr. Morgenthal remains active in clinical research, working with the Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research and serving as a reviewer for the Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. He has presented at several national meetings, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. He is a member of these organizations as well as the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Duval County Medical Society, and the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Cancer Society.