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 and Vascular Institute. Read more...

52 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

"Better treatment than I could ever imagine. Dr Castro always promotes his team at Sequoia Hospital and it shows in the care I received. I was and am still full of confidence in his care. My treatment was an emergency, so I did not have a lot of time to research my doctor and hospital but my cardiologist in San Luis Obispo spoke of both the hospital and Dr Castro in glowing terms. Since my surgery, Dr Castro has stayed closely in touch with me about my recovery. His partner in surgery, Dr Adam Harmon, was also excellent."

-- Maurice Heagren, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 09/16/2015

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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.

I am the medical director of cardiac surgery at Sequoia Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute. I practice with Dignity Health Medical Group – Sequoia Cardiovascular Surgery.

Dr. Luis Castro

Sequoia Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute
2900 Whipple Ave
Redwood City, CA 94062
(866) 330-3590

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