Craig Morgenthal, MD, FACS
Craig B. Morgenthal, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery. As a faculty member of Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, his primary area of focus is cancer surgery. Dr. Morgenthal treats a broad range of health concerns, and his special interests include:
GERD and Anti-reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
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
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Wolfson Children's Hospital
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From the Doctor:
I do many of my operations using minimally invasive techniques with laparoscopic and robotic surgery which can provide many patient benefits including reduced pain, fewer complications and faster recovery time. I really enjoy making a connection with patients and helping them though a major event in their lives. I treat my patients with the same compassion that I would want my family to be treated with.
Most of my time outside of work is spent with my wife, three boys, and dog. I like exploring Jacksonville and the Southeast, watching sports, and exercising. I’m a dedicated Jacksonville Jaguars, Texas Longhorns and New York Yankees fan.
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.