EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A spouse and children in El Paso is the grateful receiver of a lifestyle-altering medical procedures.
Texas Tech Doctors of El Paso gained a $50,000 gift from the Melinda and Meyer Marcus Loved ones Foundation that will go to the Pediatric Medical procedures Excellence Fund at Texas Tech College Health Sciences Middle El Paso.
The generous present was created via the Foundation’s fund with the Paso del Norte Neighborhood Basis that also arrives from a specific spot in the coronary heart.
The present was created in honor of the care been given by “Supa” Luca Martinez, who is the grandson of Melinda and Meyer Marcus, and son of Mila and Carlos Martinez, more than the course of a lifestyle-changing surgical procedures earlier this calendar year.
“Supa” Luca was born with a thumb duplication on his remaining hand, a situation called preaxial polydactyly.
He was scheduled for medical procedures in Dallas but his mom was anxious above issues from the technique pursuant to vacation and COVID-19 precautions. She confided in a family members mate and physician who suggested exploring other surgical choices with a new surgeon to the region, Shawn Diamond, M.D.
“I chose to move my surgical vocation to El Paso due to the fact of family members but wished to be absolutely sure I could apply at a health sciences middle that presents the stage of treatment that is envisioned at any planet class institution. I promptly figured out that TTUHSC El Paso and Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso stack up versus any workforce throughout the region,” stated Diamond. “My wife is a fourth-era El Pasoan, and it’s an honor to bring my surgical experience to the Borderland, El Paso is home.”
Diamond is an assistant professor in the Section of Operation at TTUHSC El Paso who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgical procedure at TTP El Paso. He graduated clinical college from Cornell College, then done his basic medical procedures education in Santa Barbara, California.
He later joined the Harvard Plastic Medical procedures Residency the place he was awarded the Resident Teacher of the Yr award in 2019. Moreover, Diamond served on the Plastic Operation Government Committee ahead of currently being recruited to TTUHSC El Paso.
Moreover, Diamond concluded a subspecialty hand and microsurgery coaching fellowship at the University of California, Irvine.
The Martinez loved ones was thrilled at the news that a surgeon of Diamond’s caliber practices in El Paso.
The timing and opportunity seemed kismet.
“My late father-in-regulation, Dr. Luis Carlos Martinez, was a pretty nicely-recognised cardiovascular surgeon in El Paso, and so as the son of a surgeon, my partner grew up knowing the worth of obtain to a excellent medical care method at home,” said Mila Martinez. “I on the other hand, like most other people who did not expand up with a medical doctor in the residence, regretably did not recognize this so intently – until finally our spouse and children desired it.”
“Supa” Luca’s operation was correctly accomplished in early 2021, with the loved ones, surgeon — and most importantly — the affected person thrilled by the consequence.
The loved ones says the Foundation’s gift to TTUHSC El Paso is an expression of their gratitude and a way to pay back it ahead for long term clients.
“It’s essential that our neighborhood is aware of that not only do we have incredible, nicely-sought out experts locally, but we have equally impressive facilities. Very long gone are the days that specialty surgical procedures has to be performed absent from home, many thanks to persistent recruiting and years of tough work from TTUHSC El Paso and their companions,” reported Martinez. “Our family appreciates the difficult perform which is been carried out and proceeds to be finished so local people can have excellent well being treatment at household. We also want to thank Dr. Diamond for giving our very little Luca the most beautiful and operating thumb.”