Dr. Dennis Fernandez, MD

Dr. Dennis Fernandez, MD

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Dr. Dennis Fernandez, MD is a general surgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med in 1998 and specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.Read his story

4025 Pepperwood Cir SW Ste C

Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact Information

(256) 882-1908

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 98% of peers
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 92% of peers
Hernia Repair
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Fernandez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fernandez "Dr. Dennis Fernandez is a board certified general surgeon practicing in Huntsville, Alabama. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and formerly served as a clinical assistant professor, department of surgery at the University of Alabama Regional Campus. He is a member of the International College of Surgeons. A native of West Point, Georgia, Dr. Fernandez received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and his MD from the University of South Alabama. He completed his residency at Caraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Following his residency, Dr. Fernandez joined Alabama Surgical Associates P.C. In 2006, he started his own practice in Huntsville. Dr. Fernandez currently serves as Chief of Surgical Services at Crestwood Medical Center. He is credentialed at all hospitals in Madison County. Dr. Fernandez is on the forefront of robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Si™ robot. On April 8, 2013, Dr. Fernandez performed his 100th robotic cholecystectomy. He was the first surgeon in Alabama to reach this milestone. He currently performs robotic appendectomies, cholecystectomies, hernia repairs, and complex hernia repairs including abdominal wall reconstructions. When he's not operating, Dr. Fernandez enjoys photography and is an auto enthusiast. Dr. Fernandez shares his life with his wife, Nancy."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fernandez "HIGH QUALITY SURGICAL CARE

Dr. Dennis Fernandez and staff are committed to providing the most competent, friendly, and understanding treatment to meet the needs of our patients. Our staff takes pride in providing each patient with all of the information necessary to feel confident in making decisions about their health. We recognize the importance of earning your trust and are committed to providing each individual with the highest quality surgical care.

PATIENT FOCUSED SURGICAL PRACTICE

We are a small surgical practice with a team dedicated to patient care. We respond to patient inquiries in a timely manner and patients can expect to speak with one of our staff members when they call, instead of being routed through an automated message.

Appointments may be obtained by referral from another doctor or by calling our office directly. Our office personnel will do their best to schedule an appointment which is convenient for you."

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7  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

128  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Basosquamous Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gland Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism, Familial, Isolated
  • Hypoparathyroidism, X-Linked
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor of Pancreas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

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94  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Debridement
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • GERD Treatment
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Percutaneous Biopsy With Drainage
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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.

Education

  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Ochsner Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Carraway Meth Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fernandez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fernandez's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fernandez to family and friends
27 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Fernandez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I'm going in for my second surgery with Dr. Fernandez and I know that I'm in the best hands other than God's hands.
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He is a total professional, with his patience his ultimate focus. His bed side manors were exceptional. Pre-op and operating room team lead by Dr Fernandez was totally outstanding, making me feel I could be in no better hands. I would put myself and my family’s procedure in Dr Fernandez’s hands. ...more
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I trusted him 6 years ago with my major surgeries an I chose him again with more major surgeries. His staff is amazing an he truly cares about his patients.
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I trust Dr. Fernandez with my past and future surgeries. I have recommended to others on his expertise and his bedside manners. Dr. Fernandez takes as much time as needed with his patients. An added bonus is his staff kudos to them all. They have always gotten back to me asap on appt.
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Had two surgeries and both went very well. He listened to my concerns. I have recommended him to friends and will continue to do so. His staff is also great and very helpful.
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