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New Plastic Surgeons Joins BHS
February 5, 2008



PITTSFIELD, MA - Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Rodrigo Santamarina, MD, a fellowship trained specialist in plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center. Dr. Santamarina, a highly regarded former Chief Resident in General Surgery at BMC returns to the Berkshires as part of a collaboration between Berkshire Health Systems and University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare, where Dr. Santamarina serves on the full time faculty in the Division of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Santamarina’s appointment to the BMC staff helps in Berkshire Health Systems’ efforts to improve access to care for patients in need of complex plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery. Due to this collaboration, Dr. Santamarina is able to accept most insurance plans and also uninsured patients in need of reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Santamarina received his medical degree from Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City and completed a research fellowship in plastic surgery at Esthetique Internationale, the center for cosmetic plastic surgery enhancement, in collaboration with Oscar Ramirez, MD from Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed his residency training in General Surgery at Berkshire Medical Center in 2003-2004. He also completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery and full training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
In addition to his specialization in hand surgery and providing general reconstructive surgery services, Dr. Santamarina has clinical interest in Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Endoscopic Facial Plastic Surgery, breast reconstruction/ reduction/augmentation, body contour surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and Rhinoplasty and facial implants.
For an appointment with Dr. Santamarina, ask your primary care physician for a referral or call his office at 413-499-0431.

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