Adolfo Z. Fernandez, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

279 Ratings

Adolfo Z. Fernandez, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-6099
Department: 336-716-7255


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Georgetown University, 1993
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1997
  • Residency, Med Coll Virginia Hosps, 2002
  • Fellowship, Medical College of Virginia, 2003

NPI Number

  • 1457336513
Adolfo Z. Fernandez, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

279 Ratings

Adolfo Z. Fernandez, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Surgery

Research Interests


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7255 | Department: 336-716-7255


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Recent Publications

Fernandez AZ, Luthra AK, Evans JA. Endoscopic closure of persistent gastric leak and fistula following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2015;6():186-187.

Carter CO, Fernandez AZ, McNatt SS, Powell MS. Conversion from gastric bypass to sleeve gastrectomy for complications of gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015;():.

Vadlamudi R, Conway J, Mishra G, Baillie J, Gilliam J, Fernandez A, Evans J. Identifying patients most likely to have a common bile duct stone after a positive intraoperative cholangiogram. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2014;10(4):240-244.

Miller GD, Norris A, Fernandez A. Changes in nutrients and food groups intake following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Obes Surg. 2014;24(11):1926-1932.

Joyner KF, Fernandez AZ, Easterly S, Davis MM, Browning J, Lofton C, Conti V, Gourash B, Gross D, Lawrence B, Marino B, Molinaro S, Perry D, Savitz A, Tatsch D, Pitman K, DeLuca R, Pinson TW, Rogers V, Trainor L, Weaver SR,. How does your bariatric center address dehydration risk and prevention in the six weeks following weight loss surgery? [editorial]. Bariatr Surg Pract Patient Care. 2013;8(2):77-81.

Hafemeister, A, Conway J, Mishra G, Fernandez A, Evans J. A single-blind, prospective study for evaluation of transnasal endoscopy in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass referred for upper endoscopy [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013;108(Suppl 1):S582.

Panella NJ, Fernandez AZ Jr. Adjustable gastric band prolapse leading to near-fatal hemorrhage. Am Surg. 2012;78(2):263-264.

Shores NJ, Fernandez AZ, Tam NC, DAvis M, Wilson M, Sawyer JK, Rudel L. Hepatic cholesterol ester--not free cholesterol--is associated with steatohepatitis (NASH) in human beings [abstract]. Hepatology. 2012;56(Suppl 1):845A.

Miller GD, Carr JJ, Fernandez AZ. Regional fat changes following weight reduction from laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery [research letter]. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2011;13(2):189-192.

Shores NJ, Link K, Fernandez A, Geisinger KR, Davis M, Nguyen T, Sawyer J, Rudel L. Non-contrasted computed tomography for the accurate measurement of liver steatosis in obese patients. Dig Dis Sci. 2011;56(7):2145-2151.

Miller GD, Nicklas BJ, Fernandez A. Serial changes in inflammatory biomarkers after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011;7(5):618-624.

Bryan YF, May J, Hoke L, Calicott R, Whelan D, Krings E, Fernandez A. Anesthetic and airway management techniques in morbidly obese patients undergoing gastric bypass and banding [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA); 2011 Oct 15-19; Chicago (IL). 2011;():A548.

Powell MS, Fernandez AZ Jr. Surgical treatment for morbid obesity: the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Clin North Am. 2011;91(6):1203-1224.

Ali MR, Tichansky DS, Kothari SN, McBride CL, Fernandez AZ Jr, Sugerman HJ, Kellum JM, Wolfe LG, DeMaria EJ. Validation that a 1-year fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery can eliminate the learning curve for laparoscopic gastric bypass. Surg Endosc. 2010;24(1):138-144.

Shores NJ, Fernandez AZ, Geisinger KR, Davis M, Nguyen T, Sawyer JK, Rudel LL. Non-contrasted computed tomography accurately estimates chemically measured hepatic steatosis in bariatric patients [abstract]. Hepatology. 2010;52(4 Suppl):649A-650A.

Patel BN, Passman CM, Fernandez A, Asplin JR, Coe FL, Kim SC, Lingeman JE, Assimos DG. Prevalence of hyperoxaluria after bariatric surgery. J Urol. 2009;181(1):161-166.

Ott D, Oliphant M, Fernandez A. Laparoscopic gastric banding: techniques, complications, and imaging (CME credit available) [abstract]. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009;192(5 Suppl):E228.

Miller GD, Nicklas BJ, You T, Fernandez A. Physical function improvements after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2009;5(5):530-537.

Patel BN, Passman CM, Fernandez A, Asplin JR, Coe FL, Lingeman JE, Assimos DG. Prevalance of hyperoxaluria after modern bariatric surgery [abstract]. J Urol. 2008;179(4 Suppl):480.

Miller GD, Nicklas B, Fernandez A, You T, Carr JJ. Regional fat depot and thigh muscle volume changes as a result of weight loss from laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery [abstract]. Obesity. 2007;15(Suppl 1):A87.

Johnson WH, Fernanandez AZ [sic ] [Fernandez AZ], Farrell TM, MacDonald KG, Grant JP, McMahon RL, Pryor AD, Wolfe LG, DeMaria EJ. Surgical revision of loop ("mini") gastric bypass procedure: multicenter review of complications and conversions to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2007;3(1):37-41.

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Associate Professor, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery
Adolfo Z. Fernandez, M.D.

Adolfo Z. Fernandez, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Surgery

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Adolfo Z. Fernandez, M.D.279 Ratings


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Fuzz has always been very caring & personable. Always answered all my questions. Very professional. Elizabeth, NP was also seen at this visit. Very personable & professional.


Dr. Fernandez is always pleasant and realize that since I am not in the medical field, he explains things to me where I can understand. Always a pleasure to go into his office because Dr. Fernandez, Elizabeth and his staff are always awesome to see. Very polite and respectful.


*Dr. Fernandez is the best.


Best care possible!


very pleased. This was my first visit to see Dr Fuzz


Dr. Fernandez is the top of his class. Awesome person and has great passion for his profession.


Very good experience would recommend provider and i have all ready have done so ! Great bed side manners and listens to your questions and concerns


A+ to Dr. fernandez, office staff, lab


Dr. Fernandez is friendly, extremely knowledgeable and clearly cares about his patients. He has a great bedside manner. He was recommended to me and I will recommend him to anyone and everyone.


I was very impressed with Dr. Fuzz. It was evident he had read over my records which really impressed me. He made me feel much better about the procedure and answered all the questions I had written down without me having to ask them.


Dr.Fernandez is the best. He showed interest in my well being . I have been doing great.He had encouraging words for me to continue on my path to better health.


Dr. Fernandez is amazing and I thank him for giving me my life back!


Nothing but good care from all the providers I meet with -


A++++ care




I have been very pleased with my care with Dr. Fuzz. I feel that he does care for his each of his patients.


Dr. Fernandez is the best!!


he has always been a great dr. to see. he is friendly, compassionate and easy to talk to. He explains things in an understandable way and always has time to listen.

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