"At a very young age I discovered my great skills in manual activities. That's how I, eventually, became a surgeon.
I am an expert Breast and General Surgeon with over 10 years of experience in the operating theater.
Hi, my name is Maybell Nieves. I became a medical doctor in Caracas, Venezuela where I graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela. After finishing a 3-year specialization in general surgery, I was offered the opportunity to study in Milan (Italy) at the prestigious European Institute of Oncology, under Professor Umberto Veronesi, the father of modern breast surgery.
But that is not my greatest contribution to the medical community. Due to severe staff shortages, after the economic crisis began, I was assigned more and more ER shifts.
These methods, which I’ve pioneered alongside my colleagues were quickly adopted throughout the country when many other hospitals began facing severe shortages.
Outside the hospital and the many extra hours I work in my private practice, I love spending time with my dogs. You could say I’m a pathological dog lover. I also enjoy watching good movies. It’s the way I like to relax after a hard day at the hospital and it helps me disconnect from all the suffering I witness each day.
My unit manages around 300 surgeries annually of which 70% are oncology cases. I am also of the adjunct professor of Breast Surgery Fellowship of the Central University of Venezuela
I perform a series of surgical procedures like biopsies, fine needle aspiration cytology and surgeries together with my team.
I managed and specialized a team in early detection campaigns and programs