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On staff since July 2013
When my 12 month old daughter was rushed into brain surgery after a mass was revealed in an MRI, I wanted to meet every doctor who would be in the operating room. Each one of them did come to my daughter's room, wearing their little foot scrubs and all, to introduce themselves and give me their background. Dr. Tomycz looked awfully young to have much experience, and I learnt he was fairly new to Seattle Children's. My eye was on him after that... But he has an impressive amount of education and time put in that proves he is dedicated. And he proved his dedication to his work when I saw him working with my daughter. Dr. Tomycz was the one neurosurgeon that checked in on my little Kai right after her surgery, and checked in on her the most, often several times a day. I was in awe at how hard he worked. The other neurosurgeons just checked on Kai's stitiches, but Dr. Tomycz also checked on Kai's motor skills and if she was comfortable, etc. I had a joke that the neurosurgeons were just "brains brains brains," and the nurses were the ones who would be more like, "oh, look at this cute baby!" - and would comfort my one year old little lady. But Dr. Tomycz was concerned for Kai's well being, and that she was able to be a kid still and keep her spirit- and that means more than a lifetime too us. He saved my daughter's life. He is true hero. And we will be forever grateful. When I met other parents who had watched Dr. Tomcyz work with their children, they too were so grateful and surprised by how compassionate and hard working Dr. Tomycz is. Kai's scar is beautiful and clean. I hope he is proud of the work he does, he is changing the world for the better.
I took one look at Dr. Luke's profile on your website and said to myself, "Oh hell no! Only on staff since July 2013?? No way is he cutting my baby!" But as fate would have it, Dr. Luke was in the OR with my 4-year-old, and I couldn't be happier with the results. My boy's scar is so clean and dry and meeting Dr. Luke in person was a treat. I agree with the other recommender on here that he will rise to the top of his profession.
My husband and I are continually blown away at Dr. Luke's degree of compassion, intelligence and best side manner. Working with Dr. Jeffrey Ojamann and the other team members; Dr. Sean McEvoy, Dr. Robert Oxford and Orthopedic guru Dr. Wally Krengel, they were able to not only find a rare skeletal syndrome in my 1 year old son's cervical vertebra but operate with the best possible outcome. We can't thank these doctors enough for saving our son from a debilitating future. Now he will be a healthy active kiddo who will be able to do anything he wants to do! Dr. Luke will undoubtedly be one of the best neurosurgeons in the country without a doubt in my mind.
Moya-Moya, pediatric stroke, AVMs, vascular malformations, brain tumors, epilepsy, spasticity, hydrocephalus
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