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...

45 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 central california Dentist who had open heart surgery by Dr. Castro two weeks ago. I have been home for a week and am doing fine. The anxiety of going into this kind of surgery is natural but some thing took place during our pre surgical conference that totally put me at ease. Dr. Castro asked me who my former cardiologist was [before my present one], when I told him he very casually said that he had done open heart surgery on this person a few years ago. That told me volumes. My former cardiologist [who knew them all] choose Dr. Castro for his own surgery. What better recommendation could there be.

The surgery, while complicated, came off without a problem. I am pain free and recovering rapidly. Thank you Dr.Castro and Team."

-- Frank Benneyan, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 02/27/2015

> See 43 more patient testimonials

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

Download Surgeon Guide
Have A Question? Call Us at (888) 725-4311

P.O. Box 4049
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: (888) 725-4311