General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents involving the esophagus, stomach, and liver among others and also often includes the thyroid gland. While there is a growing demand in the field of General Surgery in today’s society, few Belizeans opt for such profession due to the fact that surgeons must first meet a set of challenging education requirements which entails more than ten years of study before they become qualified to operate.

However, tonight we can report that Belize has accomplished a great milestone as Orange Walk’s very own, Dr. Rosita Jimenez, has been named as the first female General Surgeon for Belize. While Dr. Jimenez has recently returned to Belize to officially begin her career… today we had the opportunity to speak one on one with her.

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