Dr. Nelson Castillo, MD

Dr. Nelson Castillo, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Nelson Castillo, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Emory University in 2005 and specializes in plastic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

5445 Meridian Marks Rd Ste 395

Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • NovaNet
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Hand Fracture
more than 51% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
more than 50% of peers
Hand Conditions
more than 28% of peers

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Dr. Castillo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Castillo "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Castillo "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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3  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

77  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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gigantomastia
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • 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


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81  Procedures

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Reduction Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Botox® Injection
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Injection
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • 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 and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Castillo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Castillo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castillo to family and friends
19 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Castillo'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 (12)

Dr. Castillo is a wonderful physician. He spent a lot of time with me and made sure to answer any questions I had regarding my procedures. I would recommend him to anyone, as he is very knowledgeable, doesn't recommend things if you don't need them, and has an amazing bedside manner.
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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...more
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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...more
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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,...more
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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...more
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