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 hospitals including Sequoia Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute. Read more...

41 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

"Dr. Castro is open, friendly, clear, thorough, warm, professional, and confidence-inspiring. He also was recommended as the best heart surgeon in the Bay Area by two other cardiologists who have no other relationship with him. The team Dr. Castro has assembled is also excellent, including Dr. Harmon, the anesthesiologist, and the Physician's Assistant. I felt the explanations before the surgery and the multiple visits after surgery (in the hospital) were helpful and caring. Given that I required an aortic heart valve replacement, I am very pleased with the pre- and post-treatment I received from Dr. Castro and his team."

-- John Wallace, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/30/2014

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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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