Steven Hodgett, MD, FACS
General Surgeon

Physician Profile

Our bariatric program is part of our award-winning services, offering patients the most comfortable and highest level of care available. Baptist Bariatric patients are also uniquely positioned to take advantage of the obesity-related resources available to them including the Sleep Center, the Endoscopy Center, Baptist Behavioral Health and Baptist Rehabilitation to name a few. Dr. Hodgett's areas of expertise include:

  • Gastric Bypass

  • Robotic Surgery

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Anti-Reflux Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

  • Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction for Hernia

  • Laparoscopic Colon 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

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

1999 - 2003


University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2003 - 2004


University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2004 - 2008


Washington University of St. Louis School of Med., St. Louis, MS

2008 - 2009

Hospital Affiliation:

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

  • Baptist Medical Center South

Ages Treated:

  • Infant

  • Toddler

  • Adolescent

  • Teen

  • Adult

  • Senior

Legal Practice Name:

North Florida Surgeons

From the Doctor:

I have dedicated my career to becoming an expert in advanced laparoscopic, robotic, and bariatric surgeries. These operations use small incisions to help promote faster healing, faster recovery and overall higher patient satisfaction. These techniques, along with an expertise developed in my fellowship at Washington University of St. Louis treating abdominal wall reconstruction cases, have allowed me to become a leader in the field of these complex operations.