Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD

Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD

General Surgery | Male | 63 years old

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.Read more

Alfredo Fernandez, MD
6101 Webb Rd Ste 101
Tampa, FL 33615 Get Directions
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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.Read more

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3.6
based on 29 total surveys (8 with reviews)
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Dr. Fernandez Says:

Patients,

I sincerely apologize for my prior staff not getting back to patients timely. As of January 2016, everyone in my office is new. Moving forward, our goal is to provide the best, quality, timely care possible. You, the patient, have to do your part as well. If you are ready to move forward, have questions, concerns, etc., don't wait 9 months to hear from my staff. Make your health...

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in Miami, FL |
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!
in Tampa, FL |
I love this Dr! He is one of the most kind and compassionate Doctors I have ever met. He is very thorough and never rushes through your appointment. His staff is very friendly and helpful. I've seen them go above and beyond to help patients including myself. Thank you to everyone for making this time in my life so much less stressful. I appreciate everything you have done and continue to do!
in Maryville, TN |
Friendly staff, very compassionate with patients. Dr. Fernandez was highly recommended by a few other medical professionals. The office manager was very accommodating with my schedule, seeing as I'm a member of the armed forces and my schedule was very hectic. Dr. Fernandez saved my life, thank you all so much! He is one of a kind! I have recommended Dr. Fernandez to all my friends and family.
Lakeland, FL |
Dr. Fernández and his staff are awesome! They are helpful and very knowledgeable. If you think they will do everything for you, find an adult sitter....that is not what they are there for. Weight loss surgery is something I needed and it was the result of my actions for the past 15 years. It is not their fault and they are not an excuse for me to continue to be obese. They pushed me to get everything done while being supportive and by my side. Thank you Dr. Fernandez for being the best!
in Plant City, FL |
Dr Fernandez is an awesome caring Dr. I have been a patient of his for about 2 years. I highly recommend if you are looking to have weight loss surgery that you choose Dr Fernandez. I am so much happier and healthier. Just remember if this is something you really want Dr Fernandez, wife & staff will tell you and guide you with insurance requirements in order for process to go smoothly, but you must be willing to take steps and they will be there for you.
in Palm Harbor, FL |
He is a terrible person and has no compassion for the bariatric patient. He also did not care to read my medical history, having written a nasty letter to me recommending immediate psychiatric care. STEER CLEAR he is a terrible person and his staff are liars.
in Tampa, FL |
Dr. Fernandez staff has been awesome! Everyone I've talked to has been patient, kind and very helpful! I feel like a valued patient.
in Brandon, FL |
Poor communication. Never called to schedule appt. It has been 9 months since I went for inital visit, psych appt, nutritionist appt. I had all the information ready from insurance as well. Office staff is not friendly or accomodating.
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Dr. Fernandez's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Fernandez says...

Patients,

I sincerely apologize for my prior staff not getting back to patients timely. As of January 2016, everyone in my office is new. Moving forward, our goal is to provide the best, quality, timely care possible. You, the patient, have to do your part as well. If you are ready to move forward, have questions, concerns, etc., don't wait 9 months to hear from my staff. Make your health your priority and follow up with the office until you get answers. This demonstrates your interest in the process and desire to get your surgery. It is no one's fault but yours if you dropped the ball for 9 months and did nothing. Please, call the office and get them to get you what you need. I look forward to seeing you in the office. Dr. Fernandez

Dr. Fernandez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Obesity
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (Unphu), Escuela De Medicina

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Miami

    Graduated in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • da Vinci® Colectomy