Rural Surgical Associates in Las Vegas, NM
Dr. Patel, MD
Dr. Patel has completed two fellowship programs and has more than 10 years’ experience specializing in orthopedics.
Dr. Patel attended medical school abroad, but completed his first Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction (joint replacement) at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. He specialized in joint replacements for the hip, and knee, with emphasis on the anterior approach to the hip replacement. The anterior hip replacement surgery is the least invasive approach through a natural interval between muscles. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attach to the posterior and lateral pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed.
Dr. Patel furthered his education in a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Tumors at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Musculoskeletal tumors can originate in bone or soft tissues such as muscle and cartilage. If they are malignant, they are considered sarcomas. Although tumors of the musculoskeletal system are uncommon, a major concern with bone tumors is the development of pathologic fractures.
Dr. Patel is seeing patients at 1900 Hot Springs Blvd., Las Vegas, NM 87701. Same day and next day appointments are available by calling 505.426.3795.
Dr. Pence is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist and has 15 years experience in the field. She attended Kansas City University of Medical and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. After receiving her degree, Dr. Pence completed her Orthopedic Residency at Henry Ford BiCounty Hospital and a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Cincinnati/Wellington Orthopedics - working with the Cincinnati Bengals and the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. For the last several years, Dr. Pence has been caring for patients in New Mexico.
Dr. Pence is a mother of twins, loves to bake, she is an entrepreneur, and has a personal mission to help others grow (personally, mentally, and physically). You can find Dr. Pence on several Social Media platforms, where she encourages personal growth and is a positive role model.x
Humberto Martinez, MD
Dr. Martinez is board certified with the American Board of Surgery and is fluent in speaking Spanish. He has over 40 years of experience in general surgery and received an honorable discharge from Lieutenant Commander with the US Navy Medical Corp.
Dr. Martinez received his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California and completed an internship at Methodist Medical Centre in Dallas, Texas. He completed a Residency in General Surgery at Methodist Medical Centre in Dallas, Texas and a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York.x