Craig Morgenthal, MD, FACS
General Surgeon

Physician Profile

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:

  • Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

  • Gallbladder Disorders

  • Hernia Repair

  • Skin and Soft Tissue Disorders

  • Gastric Bypass

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Revisional Bariatric Surgery

  • GERD/ Anti-reflux surgery


Bariatric Surgeon


General Surgeon 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:

In order to stay current in my field I regularly attend meetings and read journals of the organizations I’m a member of, including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Most of my time outside work is spent with my wife, three boys, and dog. I like exploring Jacksonville and the Southeast, watching sports, and exercising.

I do most of my operations using minimally invasive techniques with laparoscopic and robotic surgery. This allows reduced pain, less complications, and a faster recovery time. I really enjoy making a connection with patients and helping them though a major event in their lives