The St. Maarten Medical Center has expanded its medical services with the addition of a new medical specialty, Urology.
Starting August 7th, the hospital will have a full time Urologist. Patients will be available to visit the doctor for polyclinic starting Monday. Dr. Diego Ramos comes to the institution with 14 years of experience in urology, urological surgery and endoscopy.
Dr. Ramos studied and obtained his degrees in general surgery and urology at the Central University of Venezuela and at the University of Los Andes. He has also worked for numerous years at the Margarita Hospital on Isla de Margarita, Venezuela. He is also a certified surgeon and brings his specialty of non-invasive laser treatments for kidney and bladder stones to the hospital.
Dr. Ramos is the first, fulltime urologist to be employed at the SMMC. In the past, patients in need of treatment by an urologist were referred to the French side of the island or further abroad. With the start of this specialty at the SMMC patients now have the comfort of receiving treatment within the facility with new state of the art equipment.
Dr. Ramos says “this is a new beginning for me, I am happy to be here where I can dedicate my services and expertise to the patient population of St. Maarten. I have brought with me not only, my knowledge but also new laser equipment that will contribute greatly to the quality care of the patients. I look forward to this new journey here on St. Maarten, it is a personal challenge, but I do believe that this is going to be a positive step”.