Darryl S. Fernandes

Darryl S. Fernandes, M.D.

1300 Franklin Avenue

Normal, Illinois 61761

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Darryl S. Fernandes, M.D.

General Surgery

1300 Franklin Avenue

Suite 210

Normal, Illinois 61761


Open today 8:00 am

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Open today 8:00 am

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Open today 8:00 am

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About Me



  • Fellowship: Carle Foundation Hospital
  • Residency: Swedish Hospital Medical Center
  • Internship: Swedish Hospital Medical Center
  • Medical School: University of Hawaii

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
  • Advocate Eureka Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Darryl S. Fernandes, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

203 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

184 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

5 out of 5

203 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

203 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.7 out of 5

202 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

202 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

5 out of 5

202 Patient Ratings


Absolutely fantastic dr. and his team. Dr. Fernandes was gentle with checking the area before & after surgery. GREAT = customer service.

Reviewed on September 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes was excellent at taking care of my needs.

Reviewed on September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

He's knowledgeable. He was thorough in explaining my procedure needs/problems.

Reviewed on September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Got questions answered and advice.

Reviewed on September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

This provider is always very good, attentive to needs & the patient's condition. His office staff is outstanding at securing insurance problems @ light speed compared to insurance companies. The staff knows how to help patients in any need.

Reviewed on August 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Seemed very knowledgeable about the condition I had, although we didn't have any of my medical records, so he wasn't able to provide total insight into my specific condition.

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes was kind, thoughtful, helpful, and polite. He made me feel very comfortable in a situation that was not so comfortable. I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends or family!

Reviewed on July 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandez was patient and willing to answer my questions. He was good about allowing time for me to write down his answers.

Reviewed on July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

I think Dr. Fernandes is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on June 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes was wonderful! Listened & made a referral to wound clinic which was badly needed. Excellent person & physician!

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes is an excellent doctor and our experience with my gallbladder surgery was great!

Reviewed on May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent provider.

Reviewed on April 2, 2019 7:00 PM

I am very happy with this Dr and his staff.

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I absolutely loved him!

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Very caring and pleasant doctor.

Reviewed on February 6, 2019 6:00 PM

He was excellent. Answered some questions that other providers had not.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I was very pleased with this phy. and how he explained my condition with me and my children. He was very kind.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

technology was very limited and old school...

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Overall it was a very good experience.

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

The whole experience was excellent as it always is with this provider and staff!

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes was compassionate and he also talked to you like you were a human being. Some doctors talk to you like you are an idiot if they have to explain something to you.

Reviewed on December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

I found Dr. Fernandes to be an excellent surgeon and a very understanding individual and caregiver. I would not hesitate to call on him again. I would recommend him to anyone. My surgery went well -- I have no complaints.

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Very professional and willing to listen & talk about the experience.

Reviewed on October 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Fernandez was very thorough and helpful! He has an excellent bedside manor! I would recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed on October 13, 2018 7:00 PM

One of the BEST doctor's visits I've ever had! Dr. Fernandes had reviewed my medical records before entering the exam. He thoroughly explained options to me and listened to my thoughts. Very caring & professional and I did not fell at all rushed. I also didn't feel like there was pressure to have surgery and dr. objectively explained options and pros/cons. He made me feel VERY comfortable & made sure I had all of my questions answered. An overall great visit!

Reviewed on September 30, 2018 7:00 PM

very confident with Dr Fernandez. he is very Cary and easy to talk with

Reviewed on September 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Best surgeon in ALL aspects! GREAT staff also!

Reviewed on September 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Doctor Fernandez projects a friendly, caring, and knowledgeable atmosphere.

Reviewed on September 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Great, personable treated me like an equal.

Reviewed on September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Hernandes is an excellent doctor and a pleasure to talk to.

Reviewed on September 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Staff was friendly and welcoming, Dr. was outstanding! Thank you for the great service.

Reviewed on August 31, 2018 7:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

I was treated very courteous and respectful.

Reviewed on August 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandez is a kind, caring doctor.

Reviewed on August 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes is a very sweet, kind & soft spoken gentleman! He listens attentively, then offered his advice. He performed a minor procedure in his office, & concluded I did not need any further treatment, such as meds, or surgery. This put my mind at ease, so I didn't need to worry. I have great confidence in Dr. Fernandes!

Reviewed on July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

My surgical experience with Dr. Fernandes was very positive. He is an exceptional surgeon, very courteous, gave excellent explanations, risks & benefits of procedure. Couldn't ask for a better surgeon with an exceptional personality.

Reviewed on June 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes was nice and helpful.

Reviewed on June 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Fernandes is one of the BEST doctors I have ever had. He is so friendly, kind, a GREAT listener and very professional!

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Superior provider. As always.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes is kind and very considerate, He put me at ease when discussing my situation.

Reviewed on April 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes is wonderful!

Reviewed on April 10, 2018 7:00 PM

dr. Fernandez was awesome and very very kind and caring explained everything in a fabulous way I really really liked him for this situation I'm in

Reviewed on March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes was wonderful - knowledge, polite, great "bedside manner" to me and my husband. Explained things well - and what we could understand. Answered all my questions - "silly" or not. Spent as much time as we wanted (or needed) with him.

Reviewed on March 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes is a great physician with great bedside manners and taking time to answer all questions regarding surgery.

Reviewed on March 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent surgeon. Explained everything in easy-to-understand terms. Answered all questions and concerns. Highly recommend him!

Reviewed on March 9, 2018 6:00 PM

This visit was followup from major surgery for colostomy bag. So questions do not always fit the situation. Dr. Fernandes is easy to talk to and explains all my concerns with handling a bag permanently. He is kind of quiet but explains everything to my satisfaction.

Reviewed on February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

January 8, 2017 was my 2ND check-up visit. My surgery was November 20, 2017 by Dr. Fernandes. He did a good job.

Reviewed on February 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes is considered a skilled, compassionate doctor, endoscopist and surgeon. His demeanor never changes -he is always kind, soft spoken and never too busy to talk or answer questions and has a quick smile. Experiencing these qualities as a nurse caring for his patients, who have few complications, made it easy to choose him for my surgeon.

Reviewed on February 12, 2018 6:00 PM

he is great. easy to talk to and understand and shared a wealth of knowledge.

Reviewed on February 10, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes was kind, patient, explained my options and helped me make the best decision for my condition.

Reviewed on February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Seeing Dr. Fernandes was more or less a one time visit on a referral after a colonoscopy by Dr. XX. Dr. Fernandes was very professional and ever caring given his speciality.

Reviewed on February 1, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes is a very caring, soft spoken, kind man and doctor. he is the BEST!

Reviewed on January 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes listed to all my concerns and examined me careful. He suggested trying nitro before surgery which I later decided to do and have cancelled surgery for now to see if I can heal using Nitro first.

Reviewed on November 27, 2017 6:00 PM

This was my first visit to Dr Fernandes' office. I was extremely pleased with the care I received from everyone, especially Dr. Fernandes. He was very knowledgeable, able to explain things in a clear and understandable way and has an extremely reassuring and calm demeanor. I would recommend him to friends or family.

Reviewed on October 29, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on October 22, 2017 7:00 PM

His professional advice is very helpful - I'm following his advice and am doing fine.

Reviewed on October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes was excellent and wish all doctors took the time and be as courteous. Felt very good when done and very much more informed in terms could understand. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on October 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes was very knowledgeable about my condition and I felt better within 2-3 days which I am very thankful for. Would highly recommend him and his office staff!

Reviewed on September 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandez seems very smart and I trust him.

Reviewed on September 7, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandez & his staff were excellent in all areas.

Reviewed on August 22, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good, great surgeon.

Reviewed on June 26, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes met with me during a time when I was ill and frightened about possible surgery. Not only did he do a thorough and respectful colorectal exam, but he also answered all my questions, reassured me, and gained my total trust. He scheduled surgery very quickly and subsequently did a great job with my surgery and pain control. I would be pleased to recommend him.

Reviewed on June 7, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes always takes plenty of time during appt. to explain or answer questions.

Reviewed on May 21, 2017 7:00 PM

He is probably one of the best doctors I've seen. He is patient, kind, respectful, caring. I'm glad my primary care referred me.

Reviewed on May 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes is a very friendly open & knowledgeable dr. I felt safe in his hands.

Reviewed on April 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes and staff were fantastic! I would recommend to friends and family!

Reviewed on April 25, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Fernandes did an excellent job explaining my condition and my options for treatment.

Reviewed on April 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Thanks Dr. Fernandez for taking the time to talk to me about my health issues/concerns and also discussing with me options for next steps.

Reviewed on April 9, 2017 7:00 PM

Great experience - Dr. F. is great!!

Reviewed on March 9, 2017 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colo-Rectal Cancer
  • Colo-Rectal Surgery
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
  • Gall Bladder
  • Gall Bladder By Laproscopy
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery - Laproscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery (Da Vinci Platform)
  • Trauma


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance POS
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred POS - Open Access
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • Molina FHP
  • Molina Medicaid ICP
  • Molina MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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