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Dr. José Luis Rivas Aguilar: Pushing the Frontiers of Assisted Reproduction

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Dr. José Luis Rivas Aguilar is changing the game in assisted reproduction and fertility science with his expertise and robust research in the field. Currently, the General Director of the renowned Punta Mita Fertility Center, Dr. Rivas is leaving no stone unturned in delivering top-notch fertility and reproductive treatments for patients with the most up-to-date knowledge and technologies. 

Dr. Rivas is a world-class infertility specialist, who after graduating as a surgeon from the Anahuac del Norte University, completed his training in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Hospital Español de México. After an exceptional training period, he went on to subspecialize in Endocrinological Reproduction and a higher specialty in Gynecological Endoscopic Surgery at the same institution. Dr. Rivas has so far added a further certification in the Biology of Human Reproduction at HISPAREP U.N.A.M. to expand his expertise in fertility medicine.

Dr. Rivas, who is certified by the Mexican Council of Gynecology & Obstetrics, continues to lead research on assisted reproductive procedures with leading institutions and organizations, including Stanford University, Previvo Genetics Inc., and Cooper Genomics. Dr. Rivas is also an active member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), sharing his knowledge and expertise and gaining insights from other leading fertility specialists in conferences and symposia organized by these societies. 

Working closely with Dr. Sam Najmabadi, CEO & Founder of Punta Mita Fertility Center, Dr. Rivas leads a team of highly trained and professional medical staff in delivering top-notch fertility care services using the most up-to-date biomedical technologies. 

At Punta Mita Fertility Center, Dr. Rivas offers outstanding fertility offerings, including fertility work-ups, egg and embryo freezing, ROPA fertility method, pre-implantation genetic screening, ovarian rejuvenation, IV fertility infusions, and much more. With his training and expertise in endoscopic gynecology surgery, Dr. Rivas also offers minimally invasive surgical treatments including tubal repair surgery, tubal reversal after ligation, and laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and other chronic gynecological problems. 

At the Punta Mita hospital, Dr. Rivas brings his experience and knowledge to the fore in developing and providing novel techniques in the center’s state-of-the-art, including stem cell therapies. At Punta Mita Stem Cell Lab, Dr. Rivas and his team are able to use fresh mesenchymal stem cells produced on-site to stimulate ovary rejuvenation and repair. The lab also offers advanced ovarian rejuvenation procedures, including the PEAKTM Platelet-rich-plasma ovarian rejuvenation system, which uses platelet-rich plasma from blood to stimulate the growth and repair of ovarian tissue and eggs. 

Dr. Rivas’ ingenuity and skills are also key to supporting advanced fertility preservation techniques and vitrification processes, which the fertility center prides itself on. With the capacity for cryopreservation methods and tech-driven embryo transfer processes, and the ultra-modern time-lapse embryoscope system for a tech-driven embryo culture at the center, Dr. Rivas is able to deliver egg survival rates of up to 80%, fertilization rates of over 80%, and pregnancy rates well above 50%. 

Dr. Rivas continues to participate in and launch research programs and clinical trials focusing on novel fertility treatments and reproductive genetics to push the frontier of fertility medicine and reproductive health. Dr. Rivas also continues to enjoy a stream of positive reviews across several platforms from patients and clients who have benefited from the top-notch fertility and reproductive treatments in which he has built expertise over the years. 

In addition to his clinical work at Punta Mita and his research engagements, Dr. Rivas is also active in medical missions, providing a scale of medical services to people in different parts of the world who cannot afford care. 

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