Alfredo Fernandez, MD

Alfredo Fernandez, MD

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

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Expertise of Alfredo Fernandez, MD

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A pioneer in laparoscopy since the early 1990s, Dr. Fernandez is an advanced general and bariatric surgeon. Born in Camaguey, Cuba, Dr. Fernandez received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, received his medical doctorate degree in the Dominican Republic and did his general surgery specialty at Alton Ochsner Medical Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Fernandez has been in private practice for over 32 years serving as medical director for bariatric surgery at 3 Tampa hospitals, and still owns and operates his surgical clinic. He is also a proctor for 2 nationally recognized surgical instrument companies.

Dr. Fernandez has instructed weight-loss surgeons across the country. He has successfully performed over 4,000 laparoscopic weight-loss procedures and is the only bariatric surgeon in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties that has achieved all 6 possible Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence designations on his own volume. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, and a member of Obesity Action Coalition, Florida Society of General Surgeons, American Society of Abdominal Surgery, and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery.

His excellent bedside manner and distinguished reputation in the community have made Dr. Fernandez the first choice for bariatric patients. He and his staff are fluent in English and Spanish and participate in most of the insurance networks. Dr. Fernandez performs the following procedures:

  • Band placements and revisions
  • Hemorrhoidectomies
  • Laparoscopic colon surgery
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypasses
  • Laparoscopic/open hernia repairs
  • Laparoscopic removal of gallbladder
  • Sleeve gastrectomies
  • Spleen removal/liver biopsies
  • Surgical removal of cysts and masses in multiple areas of the body
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Areas Served
    Tampa, FL
    Languages Spoken
    English, Spanish

    Universidad Nacional Pedro


    Surgery at General - Alton Ochsner Medical Institute

    Board Certification

    Surgery: The American Board of Surgery

    Ages Accepted

    Insurances accepted by Alfredo Fernandez, MD


    The list below is for reference purposes only and is subject to change. Please check with your health plan to confirm that this doctor is included before scheduling an appointment.

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    • AdventHealth Advantage Plan
    • Oscar Health