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Dr. Donald Castell, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 84

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Dr. Castell

Medical University of South Carolina - Gastroenterology and Hepatology

25 Courtenay Drive Charleston, SC 29425
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Dr. Donald Castell, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 59 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1960 and specializes in gastroenterology.

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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital General Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Dr. Castell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Castell performs Manometry more than 100% of his peers

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

Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
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Dr. Castell treats Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Castell treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

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Dr. Castell treats Dysphagia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Castell treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Castell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hernia
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Donald Castell s clinical and research interests include esophageal diseases, including patients who present with swelling trouble or dysphasia, as well as patients with reflux. Listen to an audio introduction by Dr. Donald Castell (below) to learn more about Dr. Castell.


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine


Tufts/New England Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Bethesda Naval Hospital
Residency Hospital
National Naval Medical Center
Internship Hospital
George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
Medical School
George Washington University, Pre-Medical (B.A.)
Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Distinguished Educator Award, American Gastroenterological Association, 2001
  • Kirsner Award for Clinical Research, American Gastroenterological Association, 1992

Media & Publications

  • Understanding nocturnal acid breakthrough on proton pump inhibitors, 2001
  • Diagnosis and treatment of achalasia; Early referral to esophageal subspecialist is the most cost efficient approach, 2001
  • Overview of the clinical spectrum of gastroesophageal reflux disease, 1999
  • Esophageal Motility and pH testing. Techniques and interpretations, 2000
  • Treatment of GERD – An integrated approach, 2001
  • The Esophagus, 2004
  • Neurogastroenterology and motility: Upper GI Tract. AGA-UTP Unit #37, 2000

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Musc Medical Center

Charleston, SC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)