Dr. Luis Castro, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Luis Castro and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Stanford School of Medicine in 1984. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Sequoia Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute. Read more...

70 Patient Reviews for Dr. Castro

"If I was to need valve surgery again, there would be no doubt I would only want Dr. Castro leaving his fingerprints on my heart."

-- Shelly Gould, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/14/2011

"I am a 52 year old female that exercised regularly and was in good health other than a birth defect with my Aortic Valve. I had an amazing experience! (not that I want to do it again) from my first consultation with Dr. Castro until the end of treatment I was very happy with my surgeon and his team. I always felt like Dr. Castro took time to answer all my questions and never felt rushed by him or staff. He was always accessible to me by phone if something came up. I had discomfort, but not the pain or scar that I was expecting. I kept saying " I sure don't feel like I just had open heart surgery". My incision is only about 3-4 inches long and in only 6 weeks is disappearing quickly. I was out of the hospital in 4 days and walking the neighbor hood after the first week. I would recommend Dr. Castro to anyone that is needing this procedure. "

-- Jill Wood, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/07/2016

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Minimally invasive aortic valve and mitral valve surgery
  • Cox Maze III procedure for atrial fibrillation
  • Complex and high-risk valvular reoperations and coronary surgery

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Adult congenital heart surgery
  • Surgical outcomes research
  • Quality assurance

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Luis Castro, heart surgeon, graduated from Stanford School of Medicine in 1984.

He is the medical director of cardiac surgery at Sequoia Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Luis Castro

Sequoia Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute
170 Alameda de las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
(866) 330-3590

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