Dr. Nelson Castillo, MD

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Dr. Nelson Castillo, MD
Dr. Nelson Castillo is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training from Emory University, Harvard University and the University of Pittsburgh. Raised in East Cobb County, Dr. Castillo graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory University, with a double major in Biology and Business Finance. Staying at Emory to complete his medical degree, Dr. Castillo then did his internship in general surgery at Harvard University. He then completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh, one of the most competitive and prestigious reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery programs in the nation. During his plastic surgery training, Dr. Castillo participated in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, including extensive micro-surgical experiences with muscle-sparing breast reconstructions; all facets of hand surgery, including hand transplantations; body-contouring procedures; skin care and dermatology. Dr. Castillo finished his training by completing a fellowship diagnosing and treating ailments of the hand and upper extremity in the Orthopedic Department of the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Castillo began practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, performing plastic surgery and teaching residents all facets of plastic surgery. He also taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill medical school and served as the clerkship director for students interested in pursuing a career in plastic surgery. Given his desire to return to Georgia to be closer to his family, Dr. Castillo returned to Atlanta and opened his private practice in 2015. When not working, you can find Dr. Castillo at a gym, or running around Chastain Park.

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Dr. Castillo's Care Philosophy

The mission of the Nelson Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is to work with our patients to develop an effective treatment plan with a board-certified, specialty-trained, plastic surgeon that exceeds each patient's expectations, while adhering to the highest standards of healthcare and safety. In order to accomplish our mission, we are committed to the following: Recognizing the unique needs of each patient to ensure they are treated with compassion and respect, in a comfortable environment Allowing patients the time to express their goals and ideas through open discussions grounded in trust and mutual respect Empowering patients with the knowledge to make fully-informed cosmetic and medical decisions

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Nelson Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery5445 Meridian Marks Rd Ste 395
Atlanta, GA 30342
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based on 18 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Castillo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Atlanta, GA |
I was fortunate to have found a plastic surgeon in addition to a great hand surgeon. I severed tendons, nerves and an artery and have healed exceptionally well with a very minimal scar. Having met individuals with similar injuries who did not heal as well I am very grateful to Dr. Castillo and the physical therapists. The physical therapists that I went were very complimentary of his work and they saw patients from many different doctors.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Castillo and his team are fabulous! I was a little nervous since this was my first time getting Botox and Dr. Castillo instantly put me at ease. He was very detailed and answered all my questions before we began. I am not sure if Botox is uncomfortable or painful because that is not at all what I experienced. I didn't even have any red marks afterwards! The results- also fabulous! I highly recommend this practice.
in Atlanta, GA |
When I first met with Dr. Castillo, he patiently explained via x-rays on an iPad what happened to my wrist, what needed to be done to repair it, and what to expect following the surgery. I never felt rushed and I left feeling confident that I was going to receive the best skill and care. (Lynne, his office manager, was extremely professional too.) From initial consultation to surgery to aftercare, I could not ask for better skill or care than Dr. Castillo and his office.
in Marietta, GA |
When I was injured (on a Friday), I called and left a message on Saturday am saying that I would be calling on Monday for the quickest appt. Saturday afternoon, he called me(!) Quick scheduling! He was considerate of my pain & the surgery was almost painless. He has called to check my condition several times. I'm now 8 weeks out and the injury (almost completely healed) & it looks practically new! He is very considerate, patient oriented and I recommend him highly!!!
in Marietta, GA |
Dr. Nelson Castillo spent approximately 3 hours in the exam room with me carefully explaining facial fillers, his recommendations, and my interest in undergoing a mommy makeover procedure in the near future. He and his front office staff Lynne made me feel welcome and important, acknowledging my concerns and giving me honest feedback. Dr. Castillo has a reputation to build and uphold and he understands the value in maintaining relationships with his patients. I highly recommend him.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Castillo has preformed a few different proceedures for me; all of which produced a flawless result. Most recently I went in for a chemical peel. Dr. Castillo was thorough in explaining the process, the impact on the skin, and the nature of the overall experience. He really listened to all of my questions and took his time to explain every aspect of the process which made me feel very comfortable. The peel was not painful at all, and I could instantly feel improved firmness in my skin!
in Suwanee, GA |
Dr. Castillo has been wonderful. He has amazing attention to detail and work ethic. He spends a lot of time making sure you are completely satisfied with the services he provides. He has always been available to answer questions, even when I emailed him during the weekends. He seems almost more excited to see the results of my surgery than me. I find this level of customer service to be very rare. Dr. Castillo is my only choice in medical care in his field. Keep up the good work Doc!
in Atlanta, Georgia |
Dr. Castillo iwa on call the night I fell and had a terrible laceration to my lip and finger.. He has a great bedside manner and explained everything thoroughly to my family and me each step of the way. I am so pleased with the results. Nine days out and it hardly looks like I had an injury at all. Lynn, his office manager was professional, kind and compassionate during my follow up appointments. They clearly loves what they and do it well.
in Cumming, GA |
Dr. Castillo and his staff are such a pleasure. They make you feel so comfortable and Dr. Castillo takes time with you to ensure that you are well equiped to make an informed decicison about your plan of care. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need or are interested in Plastic Surgery medicine.
in Marietta, Georgia |
After my son severely injured his nose in an accident we were given Dr. Castillo's name by Northside Hospital. We were able to get an appointment quickly and found him to be extremely knowledgeable in what needed to be done to fix his nose. He put us all at ease and answered all questions we had. He did a miraculous job in not only repairing the damage but in restoring his nose to a normal appearance!
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Castillo's manner and followup convey his commitent to the care and wellness of his patients.
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Dr. Nelson Castillo is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training from Emory University, Harvard University and the University of Pittsburgh.  Raised in East Cobb County, Dr. Castillo graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory University, with a double major in Biology and Business Finance.

 

Staying at Emory to complete his medical degree, Dr. Castillo then did his internship in general surgery at Harvard University. He then completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh, one of the most competitive and prestigious reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery programs in the nation. During his plastic surgery training, Dr. Castillo participated in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, including extensive micro-surgical experiences with muscle-sparing breast reconstructions; all facets of hand surgery, including hand transplantations; body-contouring procedures; skin care and dermatology.  Dr. Castillo finished his training by completing a fellowship diagnosing and treating ailments of the hand and upper extremity in the Orthopedic Department of the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Dr. Castillo began practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, performing plastic surgery and teaching residents all facets of plastic surgery.  He also taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill medical school and served as the clerkship director for students interested in pursuing a career in plastic surgery.

 

Given his desire to return to Georgia to be closer to his family, Dr. Castillo returned to Atlanta and opened his private practice in 2015.  When not working, you can find Dr. Castillo at a gym, or running around Chastain Park.

Dr. Castillo's Care Philosophy

The mission of the Nelson Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is to work with our patients to develop an effective treatment plan with a board-certified, specialty-trained, plastic surgeon that exceeds each patient's expectations, while adhering to the highest standards of healthcare and safety.

 

In order to accomplish our mission, we are committed to the following:

  • Recognizing the unique needs of each patient to ensure they are treated with compassion and respect, in a comfortable environment
  • Allowing patients the time to express their goals and ideas through open discussions grounded in trust and mutual respect
  • Empowering patients with the knowledge to make fully-informed cosmetic and medical decisions

Dr. Castillo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Eczema
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Intersection Syndrome
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Kienbock's Disease
  • Large Breasts
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nerve Conduction Disorders
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rheumatoid Nodulosis
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scaphoidectomy - Four Corner Fusion
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Volar Radial Wrist Ganglion
  • Wrinkles

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

    Completed in 2011

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

    Completed in 2012

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Reduction Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Buttock
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Fracture Care
  • Full Face Lift
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Injection
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Labiaplasty
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid Arthrodesis
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy