Dr. Luis Castro, MD

Dr. Luis Castro, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Luis Castro, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Redwood City, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery.

Dignity Health Medical Group - Sequoia

2900 Whipple Ave Ste 140

Redwood City, CA 94062
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Maze Procedure
very high
more than 97% of peers
Mitral Valve Stenosis
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Castro "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."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

42  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
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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36  Procedures

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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

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What People Say About Dr. Luis Castro, MD
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...Read More
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Maureen Costello in Discovery Bay, CA – Jul 17, 2018
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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. ...Read More
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Ray Carbullido in Belmont, CA – Apr 25, 2018
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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...Read More
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Henry G in Fresno, CA – Jun 20, 2017
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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...Read More
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Arturo Carrasco in Roswell, NM – Oct 31, 2016
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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...Read More
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Nancy Aguayo in La Quinta, Ca – Oct 12, 2016
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