Andres Portillo-Del Valle

Alexandria Whitaker’s “Knowing my body, saved me”

Alexandria Whitaker’s own battle with breast cancer has turned her into a champion of the downtrodden. With her new website, Whitty’s Titty Committee, she’s taken her story and mobilized for the whole world to see that you can still glow and thrive while going through such a traumatic event. She hopes to serve as a point of inspiration for other young women who’ve been diagnosed, sharing stories and tips she learned during her treatment. This is her story.

Jimmi Rios, MD: A Complete Approach to Women’s Health

Gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus and ovaries) and the breasts. Literally, outside medicine, it means “the science of women.” Almost all modern gynecologists are also obstetricians (obstetrics and gynecology). In many areas, the specialties of gynecology and obstetrics overlap. But for Dr.Jimmi Rios it is far more. His clinic, Dr. Rios Women Health in McAllen, Texas, is opening with a diversity of services involving every aspect of women’s health including reproductive development, hormonal balance, vaginal reconstruction, even cosmetic surgery and anti-aging procedures designed as a complete care system for a complete woman. Dr. Rios himself said that he “consider(s) that cosmetic surgery procedures training has to be part of a gynecologist’s career path” and “The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Therefore, one’s external appearance may have even more influence over one’s complete physical, mental and social well-being than may be believed.”

Andres Sarraga: The Art of Medicine and Surgery

Ever since he was child, Dr. Sarraga has been fascinated by the art and medicine of surgery. His interested budded while watching his grandfather in his earlier years, but really took off when he started spending all of his summers volunteering in the operating room at the Cardiovascular Center in Puerto Rico. It was in that room where he figured this would be what he would be doing for the rest of his life.