Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, Florida is more than just one of the most affordable cities in the United States. It’s also a playground for its residents who love surfing, swimming, and hiking. The city is perfectly placed, located where the St Johns River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Unlike Orlando, Florida, Jacksonville isn’t humid. And unlike more southern areas of Florida, like the Florida Keys, hurricanes don’t pose as big of a threat.

Jacksonville hosts the perfect spaces for the fit and health conscious. Residents can enjoy swimming and surfing at barrier island beaches like Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach. Golf courses are aplenty, including championship golf courses used by the PGA Tour. Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the United States, with 111,000 acres of parks. Residents get a big city feel but can also escape on beautiful trails. The Riverwalk runs along almost 6 miles of riverfront views. The city is also very pet-friendly, so residents can take their dogs for city walks and runs on the beach. If traditional running is more your style, there are some great races all year-round: https://www.runguides.com/jacksonville/runs

Jacksonville also places emphasis on mental health and wellness. You can join plenty of great groups with like-minded individuals here: https://www.meetup.com/find/health-wellness/?allMeetups=false&radius=50&userFreeform=Jacksonville%2C+Florida%2C+USA&mcId=c32099&change=yes&sort=recommended&eventFilter=mysugg

There are great bariatric surgeons in Jacksonville offering advanced weight loss surgeries, like the LAP-BAND® System. The LAP-BAND is a gastric banding procedure that is performed laparoscopically. With minimal incisions and no anatomy-altering rerouting of the stomach or intestines, the LAP-BAND differs from other bariatric surgeries. Below is a list of bariatric surgeons that offer the LAP-BAND, an effective, safer, and customizable weight loss surgery option.

There are 1 Lap-Band® Surgeon Locations In Jacksonville, FL

Michael Baptista

Florida Surgical Physicians

9471 Baymeadows Rd Jacksonville FL 32256 US

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What Do the Badges Mean?

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Credentialed: The practice has completed Lap-Band® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

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High-volume Center: The practice has completed Lap-Band® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

The practice has performed 100+ Lap-Band® Procedures over the last three years.


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Premier Center: The practice has completed Lap-Band® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

The practice has performed 250+ Lap-Band® Procedures over the last three years.


Re-Engagement Aftercare: The practice will accept any patient that already has the Lap-Band® and needs aftercare and adjustment. This surgeon won’t remove your Lap-Band® unnecessarily.