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...

77 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

"All I need to say is that I was completely, truly, and surely blessed by my experience at Sequoia Hospital / Dignity Health in Redwood City, CA. I was born with a Bicuspid aortuc valve and was truly scared. I had a Cardiac cath at MGH in Marin county and the Chief Nurse told me about Dr Luis Castro and Dr. Adam Harmon at Sequoia Health. She took me under her wing as her husband was a patient of Dr Castro's and she set me right up for surgery the next day. I transferred down there and Dr Castro and Dr Harmon were there to meet me. Their bedside manner was beyond reproach and they made me feel great. I instantly knew I was in the right place and had no fear anymore. These Dr's are the Best and they make you feel like you will be up and running soon. I was in surgery the next morning at 6.30am and what a magnificent job they did. I was walking the following day and pain was almost non-existent. The staff in ICU was and is the finest anywhere and they treat you with Dignity, respect, and just pure concern and love. The nursing staff, I beleive, were sent from heaven and honestly, when i was transferred to Cardiac specialties unit, I did not want to leave...WHAT????? This is a true story and I am proof. Every single person at Sequoia Hospital was the absolute best at what they do and all of them truly care about your well being. Dr Luis Castro, Dr. Adam Harmon, I owe you a million thank you's. This was a major surgery and you made it so very pleasant and uplifting with your skill, caring, and attention to all details. There is no other place I would reccomend for Heart surgery than Sequoia Hospital / Dignity Health as I know they have the best surgeon's, the best ICU, CSU, and admin staff that is currently available. I went in with 18% ejection fraction and now am enjoying 40% and it has only been 5 weeks since surgery. I feel great and am walking 8 miles per day. I told Dr. Harmon that it only hurts when I laugh, but he is so funny, I was laughing every time he came in to the room. Thank you to everyone at Sequoia Hospital. You are the best and that is a fact...Jon Carroll"

-- Jon Carroll, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/23/2016

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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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