Dr. Charles Castillo, MD

Dr. Charles Castillo, MD

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Dr. Charles Castillo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University of New Mexico / Main Campus in 1986 and specializes in general surgery.

2320 N 3rd St

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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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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Dr. Castillo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo treats Umbilical Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Castillo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo performs Hernia Repair more than 100% of his peers

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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • 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
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Charles Castillo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University of New Mexico / Main Campus in 1986 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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

Dr. Castillo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Castillo

4.6

Based on 34 reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Ameriben
American Republic
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
American Indian Health Plan
Assurant Health
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Banner Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
City of Mesa Health Plan
CopperPoint Mutual
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Worker's Compensation WC
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
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HealthSmart
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
One Health
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Self Pay
Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
Tricare
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Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC
Zenith Administrators Inc