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.