Dr. Luis Castro, MD

Dr. Luis Castro, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Luis Castro, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Redwood City, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Castro is affiliated with Sequoia Hospital.

Dignity Health Medical Group - Sequoia

2900 Whipple Ave Ste 140

Redwood City, CA 94062
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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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 achievement comes from tremendous experience by all members alike. World-class outcomes can only result from concentrating efforts at a single center to achieve the highest level of team excellence.
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Dr. Castro's Experience

Dr. Castro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Cardiac Restorative Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedure
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • 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
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Stanford University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Usc/lac Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University So Calif
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Castro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Castro does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Castro and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Sequoia Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Castro is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Castro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castro to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Castro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Fresno, CA |
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.
in Roswell, NM |
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.
in La Quinta, Ca |
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!
in Modesto, CA |
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.
in San Jose, CA |
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!
in Anchorage, AK. |
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
in Perkasie, PA |
He is not only a excellent surgeon, but the most caring and genuine person. I would highly recommend Dr. Castro!
Sunnyvale, CA |
Dr. Castro is a compassionate friendly and talented surgeon and doctor
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Castro accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Castro has admitting privileges

Sequoia Hospital
170 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
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