Dr. Charles Castillo, MD

General Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Castillo
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Arizona Associated Surgeons, PLLC

2320 N 3RD ST Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Dr. Charles Castillo, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Castillo has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery and Gastric Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of New Mexico School of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Castillo to book an appointment.


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I saw Dr. Castillo in February of this year as I was having gallbladder problems and wanted to get educated. Dr. Castillo listened to all my considerations about having the surgery and gave me his best advice. I decided to be proactive and have my gallbladder removed. Glad I did as I had over 200 gallstones! The surgery was a total success with no problems & Dr. Castillo had several post-op suggestions that were very helpful for my recovery. I would definitely recommend him highly to anyone!
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Linda Kantor in Phoenix, AZ – Apr 17, 2018
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At this point I can only review my initial experience With Doctor Castillo regarding an umbilical hernia . For now we are going to keep an eye on it, and that's great news cuz I sure as hell don't want the surgery. It was quite evident to me that he has very skilled hands. And that means a lot to me.
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Ron Marshall in phoenix – Mar 27, 2018
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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 showed great bedside manner, ensuring that I was comfortable every step of the surgery and post-op instructions. I highly recommend Dr. Castillo, referring several family members and friends to his office.
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Hoyt A. Phelps, III in Surprise – Dec 22, 2017
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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 staff.
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Steven R. Isham in Avondale, Arizona – Dec 22, 2017
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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 problems he in variably is responsible for regarding post-surgical complications and need for additional surgical intervention. My first hernia repair lasted 13 years. Castillo's lasted barely 11 months
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Andrew Rubin in Scottsdale, AZ – Oct 05, 2017
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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 better for YOU. Puts down other doctors that are more up-to-date than him. Pushes for the most over-the-top, involved, and expensive treatment (within the confines of what he knows how to do).
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Phoenix, AZ – Sep 06, 2017
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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 better.
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Kristen H. in Litchfield Park, Az – Mar 08, 2017
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Every year I search for new health insurance and the only doctor I insist is on the list is Dr. Castillo. I had breast cancer in 2010 and now understand that our ob/gyns do not specialize in this. I trust Dr. Castillo and go back for a yearly exam. There is no better nurse than his nurse Lisa who helped me navigate through the trauma of breast cancer and the myriad of appointments and check-ups and followups. I have and will continue to recommend this team for breast health and all other.
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Susan in Scottsdale, AZ – Nov 11, 2016
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Everything from first appts to last went well, and they answered my questions.. he has a confident outlook and a sense of humor , even took a Saturday call with a question I had after surgery.. thankyou for everything you did...since I had some golf ball sized stones. Your a great surgeon..thank you
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K almand in Mesa, AZ – Jun 19, 2016
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Dr. Castillo and P.A. Joni McIntyre are amazing! I received excellent care and felt that I was in the absolute best hands in my surgery. They are kind, they listen and they show that they truly care. I would recommend Dr. Castillo, Joni McIntyre and staff to everyone!
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Helen L. in Phoenix, AZ – Feb 12, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Charles Castillo, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Castillo has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery and Gastric Surgery than other specialis...

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1992
Phoenix Integrated Surgical REesidency
Residency Hospital
1986
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctor by Phoenix Magazine, 2012

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(602) 340-0201

Dr. Castillo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Phoenix Standard

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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo performs Gallbladder Removal more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Castillo performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Castillo performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Castillo performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Castillo performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Castillo performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

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Dr. Castillo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • 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
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Locations

Arizona Associated Surgeons, PLLC

Arizona Associated Surgeons, PLLC2320 N 3RD ST Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)