Rene Loyola, MD

“I was referred to Dr. Loyola after undergoing a routine mammogram, ultrasound and MRI. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Loyola was very caring and took the time to fully explain my treatment options and the procedures. For the first year, Dr. Loyola monitored my status every four weeks, then every 12 weeks. Since the first anniversary of my surgery I have been monitored every six months and for the past 2 ½ years, I have been cancer free. There is no disfigurement and you can’t see a scar.

With Dr. Loyola’s encouragement, I have joined a fitness center and I work out on the cardio and strength machines, losing over 30 unwanted pounds. Dr. Loyola always takes time with me to address any questions I have, and I always leave his office with my spirits uplifted. I am thankful to be in the care of this excellent, gentle, skilled doctor, who is also a kind and compassionate human being. ”

Muriel K.


Douglas W. Sanders, MD

“I was referred to Dr. Sanders by my family physician. He explained fully what I had and the surgery required. Dr. Sanders noticed anxiety on my part and he quickly placed my mind at ease and I soon realized while chatting with him, that he demonstrated exceptional communicational skills. Furthermore, he had a great sense of humor! I left him office knowing I would be in good hands during and after the surgery. After my procedure, Dr. Sanders followed up with calls to my wife and myself and was truly concerned about my recovery.

It is my sincere belief that Dr. Sanders is eminently qualified as a surgeon and a gifted doctor. He is a highly dedicated professional and an asset to St. Lucie Medical Center.”

Joseph F., Retired NYPD Detective

“I was extremely pleased with the Treasure Coast Surgical Specialists. Dr. Sanders and his staff put my mind at ease and provided me with information to make things go easier for me. I was made comfortable before and after my surgery. I am thankful for their help in getting me through this surgery. ”

Alva May S.


Adam Kurtin, DO

“A few years ago, my wife became suddenly ill with terrible stomach pain. After being transported by ambulance to St. Lucie Medical Center, initial tests revealed that she had an acute attack of pancreatitis and was admitted to ICU. For a grueling month, my wife suffered through many obstacles and complications, including cardiac arrest. Limited progress was being made and she was not expected to live. However, no one gave up on her. In fact, the doctors were tenacious about doing all they could. With the odds stacked against her, a team of doctors under the leadership of Dr. Kurtin performed an operation that eventually led to her full recovery. She spent a total of three months in ICU and an additional month in other areas of the facility where she received excellent care from the many attending doctors, nurses, and staff. Throughout her stay, we were especially grateful for Dr. Kurtin who was always attentive and concerned with her well-being. His caring and devoted nature, along with his impeccable knowledge and professionalism, ensured that my wife received quality medical attention. After four months in the hospital, my wife now tagged as the miracle patient, was finally released. We will forever be grateful for the wonderful care and treatment she received.”

Glenn Bayne