St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is pleased to announce that general surgeon Dr. Luc Mercelina has returned to the island and resumes service at the hospital as of Tuesday, July 5th.
Dr. Luc Mercelina is a well-known surgeon to many on the island.
Dr. Mercelina graduated as a physician in 1990 at the Medical University of Maastricht, Holland. From 1990 to 1992, he worked as a doctor in Curacao. From 1992 to 1998 he specialized in Surgery at the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgium. After working for one year as a surgeon in Holland, he moved to Sint Maarten in 1999 and has served this community for 10 years until 2009.
From 2009, until recently he has worked as a surgeon in a large hospital in Belgium and during that time he has also worked as a professor at the medical faculty of the University of Maastricht.
On the question why he has chosen to return to SMMC, he said: “Sint Maarten is my home, Sint Maarten has been great to me and my family and I am grateful to the people of Sint Maarten and neighboring islands. I have served Sint Maarten out of my heart in the past and I hope to serve the people of this wonderful island again with empathy in the future.
“I just want the people of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius to know that I am back for them. I am also looking forward to working together with my fellow surgeons, the rest of the medical staff, nursing staff and management of the SMMC.”
An appointment can be made to see Dr. Mercelina by calling the outpatient department by telephone 543-1111 ext. 1300 or 1310.