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Dennis L Fernandez MD 4025 Pepperwood Cir SW Ste C Huntsville AL 35801 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

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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Biography

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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Dr. Fernandez's Reviews

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4.6
based on 25 total surveys (8 with reviews)
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 Reviews (8)
in Huntsville |
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.
in Elkmont, AL |
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.
in Huntsville, AL |
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.
in Huntsville, AL |
Dr. Dennis Fernandez and his staff are very friendly and easy to work with. I had hernia surgery In October 2016 and everything went great! Dr. Fernandez has an awesome bedside manner and was always very thorough in answering all of my questions. His nurse Kristy went above and beyond to take my calls or call me back and I always felt like I mattered - never rushed! I would definitely recommend Dr. Dennis Fernandez and his staff for your surgery needs!
Took time and sat down to answer my questions and after I left I remembered more questions I had and the nurse called me back within a couple of hours and answered all of them and didn't seem rushed to get off the phone!
in Huntsville, AL |
I had a great experience with Dr Fernandez and his staff. They took the time to listen to my issues and were very attentive. My surgery went very well. I definitely recommend him if you need consultation or you may need surgery.
in Huntsville, AL |
Dr. Fernandez did hernia surgery on May 2 2016. We had two in depth consultations with him and his staff prior to selecting a date for the surgery. He explained every step of the procedure and answered every question posed by my wife and myself. After the surgery he explained to my wife how things went using pictures taken during the operation.
Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Fernandez has a wonderful bedside manner and is very knowledgeable. My surgery went great and I healed wonderfully!!!! His staff is so nice and friendly. I love his nurse too! They are all so caring and care about you!! He takes time to answer all your questions and explains everything well. I can't say enough good things about them!! I highly recommend!!!
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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.

Dr. Fernandez's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Fernandez says...

Dr. Dennis 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 advanced laparoscopic and robotic techniques such as appendectomies, single-site cholecystectomies, and hernia repairs.  Dr. Fernandez is one of only a few surgeons in the United States using the robot to perform complex hernia repairs including abdominal wall reconstruction. 

Dr. Fernandez says...

Listed below are the some of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Fernandez; however, this list is not comprehensive. Most surgeries can be performed laparoscopically and/or robotically. During your consultation, the best approach for you will be determined.

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy); Hernia Repair (Epigastric, Femoral, Hiatal, Inguinal, Paraesophageal, Spigelian, Umbilical, Ventral); Colon and Small Bowel Surgery; Nissen Fundoplication; Varicose Vein Treatment; Breast Biopsy; Lumpectomy and Mastectomy; Excision of Breast Tumor; Adrenalectomy; Advanced Wound Care; Appendectomy; Hemorrhoidectomy; Hepatectomy; Incision and Drainage of Abscesses; Laparotomy and; Exploratory Laparoscopy; Lymph Node Biopsy and Excision; Panniculectomy; Parathyroidectomy; Pilonidal Cystectomy; Port Placement, Replacements and Removals; Removal of Cysts, Lesions and Tumors; Splenectomy; Temporal Artery Biopsy; Thyroidectomy and Thyroid Lobectomy

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
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Abscess
  • 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
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • 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
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • 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 Carcinoma
  • 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 Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Ochsner Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Carraway Meth Med Ctr

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Auburn University

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • 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 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
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • 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
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • 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
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal