Dr. Charles Castillo, MD

Dr. Charles Castillo, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Dr. Charles Castillo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University of New Mexico / Main Campus in 1986 and specializes in general surgery.

2320 N 3rd St

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Inguinal Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

68  Conditions Treated


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61  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctor by Phoenix Magazine, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Castillo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Castillo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castillo to family and friends
32 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Castillo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Castillo and his entire staff are very professional, considerate and caring. He listens to patient concerns. I saw Dr. Castillo for a right inguinal hernia and he found I had a recurrent left inguinal hernia as well. He performed surgery on both in December of 2017. Both he and his PA Joni...more
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Please understand that my first review was out of confusion and miscommunication out of Dr. Castillo's control. Subsequently, once that was cleared up and taken care of professionally by Dr. Castillo my care was impeccable. My surgery and after care was outstanding. I believe in Dr.Castillo and his...more
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Dr. Castillo starts off all smiles and pleasant when you first meet him. This is all a front. I had a recurrent Ventral Hernia he repaired in October of 2016. It is not even a year later and the whole problem has come full circle. He is extremely non-cooperative towards difficult issues and...more
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Overly friendly, but he actually uses that to hide an anger issue, which surfaces pretty quickly if you are an informed patient. He has been around a long time, but is not checked out on latest methods, so he pushes you to do things his (old fashioned) way, when laparoscopic robotic would be...more
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I highly recommend Dr. Castillo and Joni McIntyre PA. My experience with them both was amazing. When you are faced with surgery, I wouldn't hesitate to see them. Joni will completely put you at ease and their knowledge and professionalism can't be beat. Surgery was a success and feeling much...more
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