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WHEN:       SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019, 12PM-4PM


Come and be a part of CSTAR International’s inaugurate medical conference on January 27, 2019, at the Midtown Loft & Terrace in NYC. If you have ever thought about traveling overseas to get any type of surgical work done but were not quite sure where or how to start the process, then this conference is for you!

*This event is in Spanish    

Who will be on the panel:

  • Prestigious selection of top doctors from the Dominican Republic
  • Representatives from top recovery houses in the Dominican Republic
  • Psychologist
  • Nutritionist

Why attend the event:

  • Learn what points to consider before traveling for surgery
  • Learn why you should stay at a recovery house, what they do & provide for the patient, and what to look for in a recovery house
  • Ask questions of panelists during each session
  • Gourmet cocktail hour before the event
  • Dress to impress, media will be in attendance

Conference panelists-doctors

Dr. Lluberes

Rafael Lluberes Freites, MD

Doctor Rafael Lluberes Freites is a member of SODOCIPRE, the Dominican Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Certified and accredited.


Dr. Jose Leon

Dr. Leon has hospital affiliations at Plastimedic.
Education: Undergraduate and Medical School Medical: Universidad Iberoamericana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Post-Medical School Training Residencies: Plastic Surgery, Instituto Jalisciense de Cirug­a Reconstructiva Dr. Josa Guerrerosantos, Guadalajara, Mexico General Surgery, Hospital Central de las Fuerzas Armadas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Dr. Alexandrish Karvendrish

Dr. Alexandrish Karvendrish Rodríguez Tavárez, specialized in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, trained in Brazil for 7 years, member of the Dominican Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (SODOCIPRE), Ibero-Latin American Federation of Plastic Surgery (FILACP), College Dominican Doctor (CMD) and Brazilian Society of Laser in Medicine and Surgery (SBLMC).


Dr. Luis Betances

Director of General Surgery Deparment at CEDIMAT, Plaza de la Salud. Director of Obesity Surgery Department at CEDIMAT, Plaza de la Salud. Medical Director of Intituto Bariátrico S.A. in the Dominican Republic.
University of Niza-Sofia-Antipolis, Nice, France 1994 Diploma in Video-Laparoscopy in General Surgery University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France 1994 Interuniversity Diploma in General Surgery Thesis: “Partial Hepatectomies with Resection of Inferior Vena Cava” University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France 1993 Diploma in Digestive Endoscopy University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France 1991 Diploma in Anatomy and Surgical Techniques Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1988 Medical Doctor
Member of:
American Society for Bariatric Surgery, The Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Dominican College of Surgeons, Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery (ALACE), Latinamerican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (ALACE), Delegate

Conference panelists-recovery houses


New Life Recovery House

New Life Recovery House was born out of the need for patients to find a place where they could receive essential post-operative care; where they, not only will be treated like family by our doctors and nurses, but also good nutrition, and the human warmth that made them feel at home.


Carolina Nuñez Recovery House

We are a Recovery House Center specialized in the care of Post-surgical patients recommended by plastic surgeons in the Dominican Republic. We are certificated and licensed by the Minister of Public Health of Dominican Republic


Rocio Ortega Recovery House

We are a post-surgical recovery house specializing in plastic surgery patients. We are the first recovery house certified by the ministry of public health in the Dominican Republic. This certification means that we meet all the standards required in order to give each patient the best service. At our house we have a very qualify staff with doctors and nurses during the morning and evening shift who also speak English. We also have hospital beds, mandatory after any surgical procedure and we include safety transportation and nutritious meals. During your stay you will be in the most relaxed and peaceful environment because we care about you physically but most important mentally and spiritually. We ensure you a 5-star service before and after your surgical process.


My Home Recovery House

Sweet Home is a recovery and post-surgery care house, devoted to the care and integral management of the medical tourism patient, who is seeking for plastic surgery and other specialized medical services in the Dominican Republic, in the city of Santo Domingo, providing the physical and emotional well being of the patients in a safe, enjoyable, happy and healthy environment, with a green and preservation concept of nature, through our staff who is dedicated to the individualized care of each person, which allows the successfully evolution until the recovery of each patient is transformed into a memorable experience to mark the start of his/her new stage.

Kindness Recovery Home

Kindness Recovery Center

We offer post-op recovery care with the comfort of home, We cater to those individuals who are traveling to the Dominican Republic for elective surgery or tourism, whichever the occasion may be, Our staff will ensure the needs of each patient are being met. We have a reliable team of caretakers and service providers to meet all of your lodging, transportation and recovery needs, ensuring a high quality and memorable experience. An English-speaking professional is always available, Kindness is our first name, and we follow that with integrity, respect, and consideration.

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