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Dr. Martinez did breast surgery on me last year while I was battling stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. Dr. Martinez has a very cold/serious bedside manner, which is fine, but not generally my preference. This is just my personality; I was happy to work with her as my surgeon since she had been referred by my OBGYN. Dr. Martinez performed a lumpectomy, breast reduction, breast lift, sentinel node biopsy (removed three lymph nodes from my armpit) and removed my port. My surgery went fine, although I heard afterwards from my husband, not the doctor, that I'd had some hemorrhaging so it took a little longer than expected. Post surgery, Dr. Martinez noted I had a higher level of bruising, swelling, and pain than your average patient. I was given 3 days worth of tramadol for my surgical recovery, and requested more after those three days, since I was in great pain still, and the doctor balked but gave it to me. I was not given any more prescription pain medication after that first week, despite facing 6 weeks of recovery for a huge amount of surgery. Two weeks after surgery, I had a sudden onset high fever (104.5) in the middle of the night, along with tachycardia and a massive headache and high blood pressure. I went to the ER and was eventually admitted because the problem couldn't be identified. Also, my IV was place on the arm where the lymph nodes had been removed, which the nurses corrected, horrified, when they realized. Meanwhile, the armpit that had surgery was hurting more than ever and started swelling. I developed a seroma (fluid collection) in the armpit, which was horribly painful and swelling bigger. Dr Martinez would not agree that the IV in my "wrong" arm caused a seroma, telling me that every one who has nodes removed gets a seroma (doctors/oncologists and other medical professionals since have told me this is very incorrect). She finally came to the hospital and drained the spot, and I felt much better and was discharged. Since the surgery, my cancerous breast has developed a large hard 'ball' internally, of fat necrosis, and it is extremely painful. Dr Martinez has told me that those are not supposed to hurt, which again, many medical professionals and other doctors and oncologists have said is not true. At my very last visit with Dr. Martinez, I went to her concerned about potential lumps I felt in my previously cancerous areas (not pain, although they are painful areas). While reviewing my patient record, she questioned why I am currently taking norco. I told her it was for the lymphedema (which I have as a result of node removal). She told me I don't have lymphedema. ......Despite the doctor and oncologist who diagnosed it, the OT I see once a week for treatment for it. That was a bit mindblowing to see her outright deny a diagnosed condition. After brushing off my concerns with a very quick ultrasound and exam, I asked her why I have so much pain in those places. She told me pain was normal (other doctors have said this too) at this stage 6 months out, but that I likely just have a low pain threshold. She then proceeded to tell me that I had required more pain medication than "any other patient in her ENTIRE career," in a voice just dripping with... I don't know, accusation? Annoyance? Definitely disrespectful. She made it clear that I was THE ONLY ONE, disdainfully. I took the opportunity to tell her that none of the people I knew who went through breast surgery and reconstruction had been given "only three days of tramadol" and that most people were shocked that I received that. She got very offended and reminded me that she does the most breast surgery of any surgeon in Austin, and that those people 'arent doctors' (yes but.. they go to doctors.) I am grateful for what Dr. Martinez has done for my health. But she is a person who cannot take criticism, and cannot take anyone questioning her opinions and choices. That is not the kind of person I want in charge of my mortality, and I do not recommend that anyone reading this take that risk either. If she does the most breast surgery of anyone in Austin, I'm sure she won't miss my money or yours.
My OBGYN recommended Dr. Martinez to me as the best breast surgeon in central Texas, after I selfexamined, found a lump, and had a very worrying mammogram/ultrasound. I can't express my gratitude enough to him and to Dr. Martinez.<br><br>She is very professional and businesslike, but also warm and patient and kind. Her office staff are BEYOND COMPARE when it comes to making you feel comfortable, welcome, even getting a laugh in here and there. She did an ultrasound in the office, and though she'd just done the biopsy, she told me she felt pretty sure it was malignant (which I appreciated because I wanted the straight story and I wanted to not be in suspense a moment longer. And she was right because she is that experienced and expert.) Although I was told that the biopsy of my lymph node might take two days to get results, her staff called me the NEXT DAY to let me know it was negative. Another big plus for me and a small sigh of relief.<br><br>She guided me at every step, helped me with understanding the research, and when it came time to decide what to do, she didn't just lay out the options, she gave me wise advice and counsel... again, much appreciated. I wanted an expert to tell me what they would do if it were them... and the mass was sufficiently large in comparison to my B cup breast that she suggested I choose (if possible) a skinnipple sparing mastectomy on that side, not a lumpectomy. That's what I opted for. <br><br>Here's what you get with her she is SO skillful at what she does, that she was able to get me a clean margin and save the skin and nipple. How close were we??? ****.48 mm**** yes that's less than half of a millimeter. The difference between oops, sorry, we can't save the skin, you'll have to have so much other surgery to create a breast using your stomach or back skin and it will take months and never look anything like your breast.... and oops sorry, we saved the skin but there's a tiny bit of cancer still there so we have to do it again. <br><br>She also recommended me to a wonderful, kind, skillful plastic surgeon (John Eggleston) and between the two of them I am.... grateful, and as happy as you can be having had a mastectomy. Today is my one year mammogram checkup, I've been on tamoxifen (no chemo, no radiation) all this last year, and I wanted to give a huge cheer for Dr M and her staff in case anyone else out there needed some insight on who to choose for the saving of their life.
Dr Martiez is the face you want to see before you go into surgery. She was wonderful in explaining my cancer to my 20 yearold and amazingly easy to work with. She cares deeply about her patients and her mission in life of eliminating cancer. I have very high regard for her and actually find her quite funny. She also is very responsive and I appreciate her so much as a person and as a professional. God speed Dr Martinez!
I chose to hire Dr. Martinez for my March 2015 double mastectomy upon the recommendation of Dr. Ned Synder, who led my diep flap reconstruct. As a BRACA2+ patient at 40, I had many questions and concerns and consulted <a href=/redir?url=http%3A%2F%2FBreastcancer.org&s=92f647cc8906bec33daa4f7608369b24e35b29fe765ac4c55b88efe4e3988ffd target=_blank rel=nofollow>Breastcancer.org</a>, my childhood best friend, a surgeon conducting similar surgeries in New York to local patients who had worked with both surgeons and other physicians that have treated me for years here in Austin. <br><br>Dr. Martinez is a dedicated and serious surgeon that knows what she is doing and doesn't pussy foot around what needs to be done. She also works with an excellent team that encourages movement and lifestyle respect during recovery which was very supporting to me. Those that need "coddling" may take her frankness as a lack of bedside manner. Do not let that dissuade you because she cares VERY much and if you mistake it, you may miss out on the chance to work with the best breast surgeon in Austin.
Went to Dr. Martinez when my partner was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She came recommended through a couple of friends and their friends. She is awesome. Period. She takes her time to explain and answer all of our questions and concerns. She was able to recommend doctors for all of the other services needed and they were wonderful choices as well. She made a horrible situation easier and I can't say enough about that.
I met Dr. Martinez when my 23 year old daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. Our first appointment was New Years Eve 2013, and though I am sure she and her staff wanted to get out of the office she never made us feel rushed. She took her time and did a thorough exam and medical history, as well as an ultrasound. She was very compassionate and warm and made sure we understood the need for genetic tests (due to my daughters young age), but also the importance of moving forward quickly. Sadly due to results if the genetic testing my daughter had a double mastectomy in February 2014. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Martinez for saving my daughters life, but also for her compassion and caring through this difficult journey. I feel confident that we had the best doctor possible for this devastating diagnosis.
Dr. Martinez is located at Texas Breast Specialists, a new "service division" of Texas Oncology. I had recently discovered a lump in my breast and after a doctors visit and an ultrasound, I was recommended for surgery and to see Dr. Martinez by two different locations/doctors. I tried looking up reviews online but there is virtually nothing. Hopefully this helps anyone else in my predicament. <br><br>I went in for the consultation and Dr. Martinez seemed very professional, but was very Serious Business. I don't think she smiled once. She took an ultrasound herself, discussed options and even listed out all the risks of a lumpectomy surgery, which I really appreciated. I ended up having the surgery done and she was great! When I saw her at the hospital, she was very personable and was making jokes and generally just making me feel more relaxed and calm. All the hospital staff at St. Davids, where I had my surgery, were raving about how fast she is with surgery and how good she is! It's true. I was in out and of there in no time. She came in to talk with me and my boyfriend afterwards and explained recovery. <br><br>When I went in for my post op, she was pretty quick and answered all my questions. I had a really, really good experience with her and would definitely recommend her if anyone needs to see a doctor about their tatas. Their office staff is definitely on the ball as well and very quick to respond.
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