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CMMC doctor, patient make local history


CMMC doctor, patient make local history


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Edward Escamilla made history recently as one of Wilson County’s first patients to have laparoscopic colon resection surgery. It was a distinction Escamilla was not seeking, but he is grateful to be well on his way to recovery today.

Escamilla, 60, was just days from retiring after 26 years of service at City Public Service and he and his wife Josie were selling their house in Floresville and finalizing the purchase of a beautiful retirement pueblo home in New Mexico. But he started feeling extreme pain in his abdomen and went to Connally Memorial Medical Center’s emergency department. He was diagnosed with ruptured diverticula and Dr. Vincent Caldarola, a general and colon and rectal surgeon, determined that he needed colon surgery.

When Dr. Caldarola said he would try to do the procedure laparoscopically, Escamilla was hopeful.

“I knew it would be less painful and less time to recover,” he said.

“When he was in surgery, the nurses kept asking me if I needed a pillow, a blanket, tea, coffee, water ... they offered everything they could think of to try and make me more comfortable,” said Josie Escamilla. “I was so grateful. He went in at 2:42 p.m. and at 4:43 p.m. a nurse came and said that everything was going well. I was elated!”

“Connally Memorial Medical Center is on the cutting edge of medicine. Patients don’t need to drive to San Antonio to get less invasive surgeries,” said Dr. Caldarola. “With these less invasive surgeries, pain and recovery time can nearly be cut in half.”

Edward and Josie Escamilla say they were pleased beyond their expectations with the service and care they received at Connally Memorial Medical Center.

“Edward felt so comfortable at Connally,” Josie said. “It helps that you know everyone who works here -- they are part of this community and they really care. We could have gone to any other hospital in San Antonio, but we chose to stay here and we are glad we did. We couldn’t be happier with the service we received and we give all the glory to God.”

Jerome M. Brooks, Connally Memorial Medical Center CEO, said that the hospital is always finding ways to serve patients better.

“We will continue to secure the newest technology and best physicians to serve our community,” Brooks said. “Providing quality, compassionate service is what our entire team strives for each day.”
 

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