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Dr. Luis Castro, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 57

  33 Reviews
Dr. Castro

Dignity Health Medical Group - Sequoia

2900 Whipple Ave Ste 140 Redwood City, CA 94062
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Dr. Luis Castro, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Redwood City, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1988 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.

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Dr. Castro accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Castro's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Maze Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castro performs Maze Procedure more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mini-Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castro performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Castro performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castro performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Castro performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty

Dr. Castro's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Cardiac Restorative Surgery
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedure
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Dr. Castro's Reviews

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Dr. Castro did coronary bypass surgery plus a mitral valve repair. The surgery was successful and I have had no problems in 8 months since I had the surgery. I recommend Dr. Castro without reservations.
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Words cannot express how grateful I am to Dr. Luis Castro and Dr. Harmon & their ENTIRE surgical team they used for my heart valve procedure! Dr. Castro initially caught two aneurysms that could have lead to me having a stroke at any moment which would have cost me my life! Another so called top heart surgeon in the Los Angeles area ordered the test with these findings!... And it was Dr. Castro who informed me during a phone consultation explaining the grave danger I was in & that surgery needed to happen VERY soon! I was so impressed with Dr. Castro during that phone consultation that I scheduled my surgery with his lovely assistant Claudia and got things moving quickly! I will never forget Dr. Castro for his outstanding level of care and expertise and will forever be grateful to both him and Dr. Harmon for saving my life! I am a single mother to a young daughter and all the more reason I am so very grateful to both of these outstanding heart surgeons! I would give a million stars!
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Dr. Castro is an amazing cardiac surgeon who did open heart surgery on my husband and he is well known all over the United States. He explains well what the client may be suffering health wise and helps the patient to recover from whatever heart issue including surgery. He is the most kind and gracious person and doctor and He has a calm way of helping his patients with their heart issues. He is well known and takes the time to help his patients with their health issues. Maureen Costello
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Dr. Castro and staff at Sequoia Hospital performed a quintuplet(5) CAB on December 7, 2017 on me. Every thing went well with the procedure and my recovery is excellent. I am thoroughly satisfied with the result and would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Castro and his staff. Hafa Adai, Dr. Castro. Your friend from Guam. Ray Carbullido
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I had a triple bypass procedure on May 23, 2017, by Dr. Castro and his team. I could not be more happy with the result. We met a few weeks before and he was great in explaining the surgery and the many issues that I could expect. He visited me before the surgery and a few times after. He kept my sister apprised of my recovery. The ICU and CCU staffs were top notch in my recovery. I was home in six days and am recovering great. I recommend Dr. Castro and the entire staff at Sequoia Hospital.
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I read several great reviews about Dr Castro and can now testify to the great work he does! He explained everything before the surgery and helped to clear any doubts I had about having open heart surgery. I owe a great deal of gratitude to Dr Castro and his team for the care they took in making sure everything would turn out well. There's not enough words to thank him for the great experience and the peace of mind I had while there. I would recommend anyone to see Dr Castro for heart surgery.
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I had an excellent surgical experience with Dr. Luis Castro and his team at Sequoia Hospital. Due to endocarditis, I had a severely damaged mitral valve. Dr. Castro, with his expertise and skill, was able to repair my valve. I feel so fortunate that he was my surgeon! His entire team is outstanding. Also, the care I received at Sequoia Hospital was first rate. I couldn't be happier with the results!
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It has been a year since Dr. Castro and his team repaired my mitral valve. I lead an active life and have had no complications. My wife and I are profoundly grateful to Dr. Castro and Seqouia Hosital. If you need open heart surgery, go to Dr. Castro.
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I would recommend Dr. Luis Castro to anyone requiring heart surgery in a heart beat! Dr. Castro is competent, caring, and genuine. It's been barely three months since my open-heart surgery (aortic valve replacement and replacement of a section of aorta with aneurysm), and I have already started my weekend hikes!
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Dr. Castro is not only a talented surgeon, but a consummate professional. Moreover, he possesses a unique combination of patience, humor and wit, coupled with verbal skills of preciseness equal to those he exhibits with his surgical hand. I also found Dr. Castro to be one of the most engaging human beings it has been my pleasure to meet. Dr. Castro's visits to me in the post operative environment were both reassuring and uplifting to me and without a doubt aided in my speedy recovery. Thanks
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe my greatest strength as a heart surgeon is the team of wonderfully talented people that partner with me at Sequoia Hospital to produce the best results that are nationally and internationally recognized in cardiac surgery. This level of ach...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Stanford University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Usc/Lac Med Center
Residency Hospital
1998
University So Calif
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Stanford University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Stanford University
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)