CAY HILL–General surgeon Dr. Luc Mercelina has returned to the island and will resume service at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) as of today, Tuesday, July 5.
Mercelina has worked in St. Maarten in the past and is a well-known surgeon to many on the island. Mercelina graduated as a physician in 1990 at the Medical University of Maastricht, Netherlands. From 1990 to 1992, he worked as a doctor in Curaçao. From 1992 to 1998 he specialised in Surgery at the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgium. After working for one year as a surgeon in the Netherlands, he moved to St. Maarten in 1999 and worked here for 10 years until 2009.
From 2009, until recently he has worked as a surgeon in a hospital in Belgium and during that time he has also worked as a professor at the medical faculty of the University of Maastricht.
SMMC said in a press release, that when asked why he decided to return to SMMC, Mercelina said: “St. Maarten is my home. St. Maarten has been great to me and my family and I am grateful to the people of St. Maarten and neighbouring islands. I have served St. 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.”
He continued: “I just want the people of St. Maarten, Saba and St. 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.”
Appointments can be made to see Dr. Mercelina by calling SMMC’s Outpatient Department at tel. 543-1111 ext.1300 or 1310.
Source: Daily Herald
Mercelina back at Medical Center