Advanced Robotic, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric Surgery

Providing Expert Surgical Care for 25 Years

Effective March 1, 2023, Dr. Fernandez is relocating his practice to North Alabama Medical Center (NAMC) in Florence, Alabama.

If you would like to continue your care with Dr. Fernandez, please call our office at 256-882-1908 and our staff will assist you with the details. If you would like your medical records transferred to another physician, please call our office at 256-882-1908.

If you are interested in pursuing bariatric surgery with Dr. Fernandez in Florence, please start the process with a Free Bariatric Insurance Coverage Check.

While this transition is ongoing, we can be reached at 256-882-1908.

Our Services

State of the art Surgical Options

General Surgery

Dr. Fernandez performs an array of surgical procedures that treat a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body.

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Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery causes less trauma on the body which leads to faster recovery time and minimal scarring. Dr. Fernandez is a pioneer, trainer, and a key opinion leader.

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Complex Robotic Hernia Repair

Dr. Fernandez specializes in complex recurrent hernia repairs, including abdominal wall reconstruction requiring only six small incisions. These are typically larger defects in the abdominal wall which can be caused by previous operations. The defects may also be present at birth and grow larger as a patient ages and becomes more obese.

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Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery can change your life by significantly improving your health and enhance your psychological and social well-being.

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General Surgeon

Dennis L. Fernandez, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Fernandez is a pioneer in robotic surgery. Using the da Vinci® robot, Dr. Fernandez set the record of performing 100 robotic cholecystectomies (gall bladder removals) in 2013. He was the first surgeon in Alabama to reach this milestone.

He currently performs robotic appendectomies, cholecystectomies, hernia repairs, and bariatric surgery. He is amongst the first surgeons in the United States and the first surgeon in Alabama to perform robotic complex hernia repairs including abdominal wall reconstruction. He instructs and proctors other surgeons nation-wide on this complex procedure.

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What Our Patients Say

Barbara G., Lacey Springs, AL

My recovery time was fast, no bleeding, and I was pain-free within a short time.

I have no scarring or big incisions to worry about. Fast recovery. I highly recommend this procedure. Dr. Fernandez and his office staff are kind, good listeners, and truly care about their patients. He will always be my first choice to perform all surgical procedures on me or my loved ones.

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Mike G., Madison, AL

I recovered very quickly and was back to my daily routine almost immediately.

I only took two pain pills. Compared to my other surgeries, this was a piece of case. I strongly recommend Dr. Fernandez and the robotic approach.

Elisabeth S., Florence, AL

I am stunned by how well things have gone since my surgical procedure.

I only had to take pain medicine for four days and only spent two nights in the hospital. It was a great experience overall.