Alberto Fernandez M.D., FACS

Dr. Fernandez has been with South Florida ENT Associates, P.A. since 1998. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology and a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, The Triologic Society, American College of Surgeons-Fellow, American Board of Otolaryngology. He specializes in a variety of ENT conditions and treatments.

Specialties:

Ear, Hearing, Allergy, Sinus, Head and neck, Voice and swallowing, & Sleep

Languages:

English & Spanish

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I recently visited Dr. Fernandez's office at West Kendall Baptist Medical Arts Building for a concern and then a followup.

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The office staff is friendly and it is easy to make an appointment. Dr. Fernandez is very knowledgeable and listens to his patients.


Ear

The ears help us hear the sounds around us, as well as maintain our balance when we stand and walk. When pieces of the ear are infected or begin not to work properly, your hearing and balance can be impacted.

  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear Infections
  • Dizziness

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of medicine that deals with hearing. Our specialized audiologists help to determine the source of your hearing loss and work with you to utilize the available options that can help improve it.

  • Hearing Loss

Allergy

Allergies are the immune system’s abnormal response to a foreign substance around you. These are items that don’t cause a reaction in all patients, but your immune system has found them to be harmful and reacted. Allergies can include environmental allergens such as dust and pollen, as well as food or medications.

  • Environmental Allergy
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Asthma Management
  • Hives and Eczema

Sinus

Your sinuses are hollow cavities that help found around the noses and eyes. Their walls are lined with mucus that helps filter and humidify our air. If this mucus does not drain properly, the sinuses can become blocked. This leads to problems such as sinus infections or other conditions.

  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congestion (Nasal Blockage)
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Sinus Infections
  • Loss of Sense of Taste and Smell

Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of preparing yourself for the day ahead. We’ve all experienced the difficulties that a lousy night of sleep can cause. For those with sleep disorders, achieving a good night of sleep can be even more challenging and even require medical intervention to be achieved.

  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea

Head & Neck

The head and neck are hosts to different types of glands that help us maintain our health. Much like other areas of the body, the head and neck and the glands within can experience infection, swelling, and cancer. This can affect the overall balance of our health and the systems that maintain it.

  • Thyroid Masses
  • Neck Masses
  • Salivary Glands Masses
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Abnormal Parathyroid Glands
  • Chronic Tonsils and Adenoid Infections

Voice & Swallowing

Our voices can help us connect and communicate with the world around us. While speaking can seem easily achieved, it is really the work of several muscles and organs working together to achieve sound. If one of these muscles is strained or infected, the voice or swallowing can be impacted.

  • Vocal Cord Tumors
  • Acid Reflux
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps

Ear

The ears help us hear the sounds around us, as well as maintain our balance when we stand and walk. When pieces of the ear are infected or begin not to work properly, your hearing and balance can be impacted.

  • Balance Testing
  • Ear Hygiene and Wax Removal
  • Ear Tubes
  • Repair of Eardrum Perforation
  • Surgical Treatment of Chronic Ear Infections

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of medicine that deals with hearing. Our specialized audiologists help to determine the source of your hearing loss and work with you to utilize the available options that can help improve it.

  • Hearing Aids Dispensing
  • Hearing Aids Programming & Maintenance
  • Hearing Testing
  • Surgery to Repair Hearing

Allergy

Allergies are the immune system’s abnormal response to a foreign substance around you. These are items that don’t cause a reaction in all patients, but your immune system has found them to be harmful and reacted. Allergies can include environmental allergens such as dust and pollen, as well as food or medications.

  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Drops
  • Biologic Therapy
  • Food Allergy Testing

Sinus

Your sinuses are hollow cavities that help found around the noses and eyes. Their walls are lined with mucus that helps filter and humidify our air. If this mucus does not drain properly, the sinuses can become blocked. This leads to problems such as sinus infections or other conditions.

  • Surgery for Nasal Polyps and Chronic Sinusitis
  • Septoplasty Deviated Septum Surgery
  • Nasal Turbinate Reduction
  • In-Office CT Imaging
  • Balloon Sinuplasty

Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of preparing yourself for the day ahead. We’ve all experienced the difficulties that a lousy night of sleep can cause. For those with sleep disorders, achieving a good night of sleep can be even more challenging and even require medical intervention to be achieved.

  • Prescribe and Monitor CPAP
  • Sleep Apnea Testing
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Evaluation of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Head & Neck

The head and neck are hosts to different types of glands that help us maintain our health. Much like other areas of the body, the head and neck and the glands within can experience infection, swelling, and cancer. This can affect the overall balance of our health and the systems that maintain it.

  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancers Evaluation and Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Endoscopic Inspection of the Throat and Voice Box (Flexible laryngoscopy)

Voice & Swallowing

Our voices can help us connect and communicate with the world around us. While speaking can seem easily achieved, it is really the work of several muscles and organs working together to achieve sound. If one of these muscles is strained or infected, the voice or swallowing can be impacted.

  • Swallowing Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Vocal Cord and Voice Examination
  • Acid Reflux Testing

Facial Plastics

Facial plastic surgery can help patients refine and reshape their features while as well as provide functional improvements. Our surgeons can help reduce the common signs of aging, leaving you looking more youthful and refreshed. They can also correct cosmetic and functional damage after injuries to help you look and feel your best.

  • Nose (Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty, Ethnic Rhinoplasty)

Provider Biography

A native of Miami, Fl., Dr. Fernandez began his medical education at the University of Miami in 1988, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude. After obtaining his BS, he went on to receive his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Fernandez continued at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where he completed a two-year internship in General Surgery and a four-year residency in Otolaryngology.

Board-certified in Otolaryngology, Dr. Fernandez also holds professional memberships with the following associations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • The Triologic Society
  • American College of Surgeons-Fellow
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Dr. Fernandez is fluent in Spanish and English and has been with South Florida ENT Associates, P.A. since 1998.

Dr. Fernandez has hospital privileges at the following:

  • Baptist Hospital
  • Doctor’s Hospital
  • Homestead Hospital
  • Medical Arts Surgery Center – Baptist
  • Medical Arts Surgery Center – South Miami
  • Miami Children’s Hospital
  • Miami Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • South Miami Hospital
  • West Kendall Baptist
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Education

Dr. Fernandez began his medical education at the University of Miami in 1988, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude. After obtaining his BS, he went on to receive his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Bachelor’s Degree

  • University of Miami

Doctor of Medicine

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Board Certified in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha - University of Pennsylvania
  • Phi Beta Kappa  - University of Miami
  • Summa Cum Laude - University of Miami
  • Emily and Frances Botelho Prize for Excellence in Physiology. 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Network of Florida Otolaryngologists

“My goal is to provide each and every patient with a personalized healthcare experience that thoughtfully addresses their concerns and provides them with a sound,  evidence-based plan addressing each of those concerns with a mutual goal of an optimal patient outcome.”

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