Dr. Luis Castro, MD

Dr. Luis Castro, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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56 y/o
(31)

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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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board 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
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angiogram
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
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
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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 ...

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Castro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Castro

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  • Staff friendliness
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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...Read More
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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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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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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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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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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
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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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

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