Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD

Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Contact for availability

Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD is a general surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.Read his story

Tampa Bariatrics

6101 Webb Rd Ste 101

Tampa, FL 33615
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

Learn about Dr. Fernandez

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.


Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fernandez performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 98% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Fernandez's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Fernandez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fernandez "Born in Cuba, Dr. Fernandez received his undergraduate degree from University of Miami, received his medical doctorate degree in Dominican Republic and did his general surgery specialty at Alton Oschner Medical Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Fernandez, a pioneer in laparoscopy in the early 1990s, is an advanced general and bariatric surgeon. He has been in practice for over 28 years serving as medical director for bariatric surgery at 3 Tampa hospitals. He is a proctor for 2 nationally recognized surgical instrument companies. Like laparoscopy, he teaches weight loss surgeons across the country. He has performed over 3,000 laparoscopic weight loss procedures successfully and is the only bariatric surgeon in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties that has achieved 3 Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence designations on his own volume. He is a member of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Obesity Action Coalition, Florida Society of General Surgeons, American Society of Abdominal Surgery, and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Dr. Fernandez is a general surgeon with special commitment and dedication in the field of bariatric surgery. His excellent bedside manners, and his earned respect and reputation in the community, has made him the first choice for bariatric patients.Dr. Fernandez and his staff are fluent in English and Spanish and participate in most of the insurance networks."
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fernandez "General surgery is what I love to do, bariatric surgery is the most rewarding but the ability and opportunity to provide the highest quality healthare to my patients is what I live for."

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

37  Conditions Treated

Read Less

46  Procedures

Read Less

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (Unphu), Escuela De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow of Project Hope, 1986
Media & Publications

Dr. Fernandez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Fernandez does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Fernandez and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Fernandez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fernandez


Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Fernandez?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Fernandez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD
Dr. Fernandez is very good. His years of experience sincerely reflect in his work. Everyone in the Tampa office is super nice and responsive. I enjoyed working with the whole team. I was very comfortable with amount of information I received prior and after surgery. Thank you Dr. Fernandez.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Lejla J in Tampa, FL – Jun 21, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD?
Staff is amazing. Friendly and always smiling. If you have any questions they will answer them all and if they don't know they will find out. Dr Fernandez is The best! Compassionate and friendly. Great bedside manner. I feel so comfortable when i am there not like some offices that make you feel...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option1
Tampa, FL – Mar 20, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD?
Excelent Dr. God Bless him!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Liz in Land O Lakes – Feb 04, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD?
My father referred me to Dr. Fernandez after his surgery. And I'm so glad he did. Dr. Fernandez is by far the best doctor I have ever had. I have had chronic issues for the last 3 years and have see a LOT of doctors. None of them ever gave me as much time as he has or insight to my problems. He's...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Erika Burnett in Odessa, FL – Feb 03, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD?
Dr. Fernandez is a outstanding physician, extremely knowledgeable, very understanding, and the most helpful doctor I've dealt with in my life. Dr. Fernandez is very pleasant, he is very easy to talk to and since I've began seeing him he has changed my life completely. Phenomenal person and doctor!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Carlos Rivera in Miami, FL – Nov 08, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD?
Show more reviews

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Fernandez?