Patient Testimonials

Alaska Breast Center helps Eunice avoid an unnecessary mastectomy.

After noticing a small blood spot near her breast, Eunice decided she needed to see a doctor. A 3D Mammogram discovered a small tumor in her breast, about the size of a grain of rice. She was diagnosed with a Stage 1 Breast Cancer and recommended a mastectomy. In an attempt to avoid an unnecessary mastectomy, Eunice got a second opinion from Dr. Charles Portera at Alaska Breast Center. Dr. Portera was able to save her breast and now Eunice is cancer free!

Julie’s Breast Cancer Story – Alaska Breast Center

As a former oncology nurse, Julie knew first hand the seriousness of a breast cancer diagnosis. She also knew the importance of finding the highest trained doctor. Working closely with a plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Portera of Alaska Breast Center was able to remove the breast cancer while maintaining the look of a healthy breast – all in one surgical process.

“Dr. Portera, his PA, & all of his staff are amazing! He is the best Oncologist Surgeon in Alaska, we are very blessed to have him!”
— Cynthia
“Dr. Portera delivers world class medical care in a relaxed, confident and thorough manner. I would recommend Dr. Portera to anyone as being one of the best surgeons in Alaska.”
— William
“Dr. Portera is awesome… He has a great personality that put me at ease… In my opinion, he is the best around!”
— Mary

“A very kind, excellent surgeon. I wish all doctors were like him.”

— Scarley
“Dr. Portera is the best ! Cancer surgery is never an easy thing to face – but Dr. Portera’s professionalism his genuine caring and personal attention made us feel at ease, knowing that we were in good hands.”
— Mike
“Dr. Portera was kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and just naturally trustworthy. I believe Dr. Portera saved my life and thank God that a surgeon like him chose to live and practice in Alaska.”
— Robin
“Dr Portera is a life saver… He really cares about helping his patients to achieve the best results.”
— Charles

“Very professional and excellent bedside manner. Confidence inspiring!”

— Roland