EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A relatives in El Paso is the grateful receiver of a life-changing surgical procedures.
Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso gained a $50,000 gift from the Melinda and Meyer Marcus Household Basis that will go to the Pediatric Surgical procedures Excellence Fund at Texas Tech University Health and fitness Sciences Middle El Paso.
The generous present was made by way of the Foundation’s fund with the Paso del Norte Neighborhood Foundation that also comes from a specific area in the coronary heart.
The present was manufactured in honor of the care obtained by “Supa” Luca Martinez, who is the grandson of Melinda and Meyer Marcus, and son of Mila and Carlos Martinez, more than the class of a existence-changing surgical treatment before this calendar year.
“Supa” Luca was born with a thumb duplication on his still left hand, a condition known as preaxial polydactyly.
He was scheduled for surgical procedures in Dallas but his mother was worried over issues from the course of action pursuant to journey and COVID-19 precautions. She confided in a household friend and medical professional who instructed checking out other surgical solutions with a new surgeon to the location, Shawn Diamond, M.D.
“I selected to move my surgical career to El Paso because of household but desired to be guaranteed I could exercise at a wellbeing sciences center that offers the amount of care that is predicted at any world course institution. I promptly discovered that TTUHSC El Paso and Texas Tech Medical professionals of El Paso stack up versus any team throughout the state,” mentioned Diamond. “My wife is a fourth-era El Pasoan, and it is an honor to convey my surgical skills to the Borderland, El Paso is home.”
Diamond is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at TTUHSC El Paso who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgical procedure at TTP El Paso. He graduated clinical school from Cornell University, then completed his standard surgical procedure education in Santa Barbara, California.
He later joined the Harvard Plastic Surgical treatment Residency the place he was awarded the Resident Teacher of the Calendar year award in 2019. Furthermore, Diamond served on the Plastic Surgical treatment Government Committee ahead of being recruited to TTUHSC El Paso.
Also, Diamond accomplished a subspecialty hand and microsurgery coaching fellowship at the College of California, Irvine.
The Martinez household was thrilled at the information that a surgeon of Diamond’s caliber procedures in El Paso.
The timing and prospect seemed kismet.
“My late father-in-legislation, Dr. Luis Carlos Martinez, was a incredibly well-regarded cardiovascular surgeon in El Paso, and so as the son of a surgeon, my husband grew up understanding the great importance of entry to a great clinical treatment system at dwelling,” claimed Mila Martinez. “I on the other hand, like most other individuals who did not improve up with a doctor in the property, however didn’t comprehend this so intently – right until our family members essential it.”
“Supa” Luca’s medical procedures was productively accomplished in early 2021, with the loved ones, surgeon — and most importantly — the patient thrilled by the outcome.
The family says the Foundation’s present to TTUHSC El Paso is an expression of their gratitude and a way to pay out it forward for upcoming patients.
“It’s critical that our group is aware of that not only do we have unbelievable, perfectly-sought out experts domestically, but we have equally amazing amenities. Long long gone are the times that specialty surgery has to be accomplished away from residence, many thanks to persistent recruiting and decades of tricky work from TTUHSC El Paso and their associates,” explained Martinez. “Our family appreciates the difficult do the job that’s been finished and continues to be performed so regional families can have remarkable health and fitness treatment at household. We also want to thank Dr. Diamond for supplying our little Luca the most attractive and performing thumb.”
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