About Us

CSTAR International is a Global Medical Tourism, Health, and Beauty Company based out of New York. We are experts in planning and coordinating international trips for health procedures and treatments, in specialties such as Plastic Surgery, Dentistry, Dermatology, Health and Well-Being, Bariatric Surgery, and Nutrition.CSTAR International is also the parent company behind www.recoveryandretreats.com, a dynamic new platform created for the conscientious medical tourism, health, and wellness traveler. We are on a mission to meld the ultimate wellness of the body, mind, and soul by providing a unique environment where one can research and book their own recovery facilities, wellness retreats, and activities from across the globe, all in one convenient locale. Welcome to a whole new level of medical tourism…

The Team

Minelsa Del Rosario

Minelsa Del Rosario

Founder of CSTAR International

The genesis for CSTAR International and Recovery and Retreats started in 2016 while looking at the possibility of starting a recovery facility within the family.
In the search for more information about what they are and how to start one, the lack of easily findable information was frustrating. This sparked the idea for a platform that would be a single destination for people to be able to do their own research and booking of a recovery facility without the need for hours of investigation across multiple websites.

I realized that I would need help to bring this idea to fruition, and turned to my coworker and mentor, Robbie O’Quinn. She thought the idea was interesting and agreed to help with the initial idea and concept. In 2018, she came on board full time.

It has been a long road full of ups and downs and learning to overcome hurdles. But we keep working, learning, and evolving the company. We hope you enjoy and share your feedback on our new site and future ones to come. We are so happy you are here!

Robbie O'Quinn

Robbie O'Quinn

Co-Founder and CTO

I am a Technologist, digital producer, strategist, and design professional. For over 15 years I have worked with successful local and global media brands both online and in print environments. I gained extensive experience in design, production, streamlining processes, and execution of both online and print marketing campaigns.

While I always thought of myself as Entrepreneurial at heart, it was not until the idea of CSTAR International and my partnership opportunity with Minelsa came along that I took the jump to finally make it a reality.

While this field and industry were new to me, I could see the vast potential in it, and the passion of its creator inspired me to join her in working towards the goal of creating something new and fresh that focuses on total body health & wellness, safety, and simplicity of use for our users. Enjoy!

Tamlyn Oliver

Tamlyn Oliver

Editor

I formerly worked with Minelsa and Robbie at a large media brand and was delighted when they asked me to help them with copy editing. I have decades of editorial experience in the life sciences, primarily focused on basic research and drug discovery and development. Helping CSTAR’s top-notch writers shape their contributions into informative, easy to read and understand, as well as practical guidance for readers has been an eye-opening and rewarding task.

Reyson Lizardo

Reyson Lizardo

Media Production Manager

Reyson joined CSTAR in 2019 as our media production manager, he is responsible for all the wonderful visuals, photography, and videos you see across all of our platforms. Trained in Audiovisual Communication at PUCMM in the Dominican Republic, he is an audiovisual producer and film director. He has worked in numerous audiovisual projects of different kinds including event and commercial production, promotional videos, and documentaries. He has extensive knowledge in digital marketing, social networks, and audiovisuals, mainly in the health sector.

Elora Tifas

Elora Tifas

Surgical Coordinator

Elora joined CSTAR in 2020 as our new surgical coordinator. Elora is a psychology student, a fun, spontaneous, optimistic, diligent, and helpful person who is there to help you along your surgical journey. With her past experience as an administrative assistant to a plastic surgeon, she is a welcome addition to the team.

Cecille Castillon-Weinstein

Cecille Castillon-Weinstein

SURGICAL COORDINATION MANAGER

Cecille joined CSTAR in 2021. She is well-versed in healthcare, medical tourism, and customer service having previously worked as head nurse, cancer research officer, and executive medical assistant in JCI-accredited hospitals.
More recently, she handled patient coordination in 16 locations all over New York City and upstate New York. Cecille is also the Founder of Pepper Executive Concierge, a lifestyle management company based in Hudson Valley, NY.

Cynthia Nathaly Dominguez Boyer

Cynthia Dominguez

SURGICAL COORDINATOR

Cynthia joined CSTAR in 2021. She is a medical professional with experience in the Emergency field and coordination of medical services at the administrative level. She is also experienced in international insurance, patient care, medical billing, Sales, and customer and technical support.