I went to University in Bern, graduating as a Medical Doctor in December 1997.
After graduating from University I worked one year in General Surgery and Traumatology in a small hospital in Jegenstorf, the village in Switzerland where I grew up, enjoying a profound introduction to Surgery.
In 1999 my husband and I moved to Western Samoa for one year. I was working as a surgical registrar on a volunteer base for just living and housing allowance. It was a great and very rewarding experience, something I would recommend to anybody in the medical field. To be exposed to medicine in a third world country where people have a different attitude towards life, illness and death is truly a character building experience.
After another two years of General Surgery and Traumatology back in Switzerland in Grenchen and Biel, I did a two year residency in Hand and Plastic Surgery in Lucerne. We dealt with about two to four hand and burn emergencies a day of which one or two needed surgical attention. It was during this time where I also honed my microsurgical skills for replantation, revascularization and free flaps.
I then chose to finish my residency in General Surgery instead of pursuing in Hand and Plastic Surgery and went on to work two years as a senior registrar in General Surgery and Traumatology in Delemont, in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
I got my Swiss General Surgery title (FMH) in January 2005 and shortly after the British GMC Registration as a General Surgeon in June 2006, I was then licensed with the Cayman Island Health Practice Commission as a Medical Doctor/General Surgeon.
After moving to the Cayman Islands my first post was with the Health Service Authority as a General Surgeon and later I went into private practice in November 2006.
Since February 2007 I have been affiliated with the only private hospital in the Cayman Islands The CTMH Doctors Hospital. I truly enjoy the friendly environment at CTMH where the small group of doctors and nurses work well together as a team.
My practice has grown over the last few years and the services I offer include, but are not limited to:
- Treatment of varicose and spider veins
- Hand surgery
- Breast surgery
In order to provide the best possible medical care I have to thank the CTMH for acquiring state of the art equipment, supporting their staff to keep up to date with the ever changing developments in medicine and to having visiting specialists on our team.
In September 2007 the CTMH purchased a laser for minimal invasive treatment of varicose veins (EVLT or endovenous laser treatment). I am the only doctor on island trained in its use. In July 2008 I became a member of the American College of Phlebology and through the ACP I have attended several congresses affording me a great opportunity to get to know some of the leading vein specialist from around the world. Therefore have a direct access for consultation or referrals if a problem cannot be managed on island.
Another acquisition of the CTMH has been a state of the art surgical microscope, generously donated by the neurosurgeon Dr. James Akinwumni. It makes revascularization or even replantation of fingers possible here in Cayman. The physical and occupational Therapy department at CTMH has competent staff to rehabilitate patients accordingly .
I also have a very good working relationship with one of the leading hand specialists in Miami who is always accommodating with patient referrals if necessary.
Dealing with breast problems such as cysts, fibroadenomas or even managing breast cancer on island has become possible due to the ever upgrading equipment of the radiology department, Cayman Islands Imaging and the outstanding knowledge of our Oncologist Dr. Theodore Turnquest.
Although my special interest is in the three areas mentioned above I also continue to do a significant part of my practice in general surgery including laparscopic cholecystectomies or appendectomies, hernia repairs and proctology.
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