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...

81 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. Luis Castro, Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon along with Dr. Adam Harmon of The Sequoia Heart ❤️ Institute at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City performed a mitral valve repair on me in November 2016.

I have to say the experience was beyond what I thought it would be... Prior to surgery, Dr. Castro gave me great comfort and guidance with thorough explanations about my mitral valve repair surgery. I was a bit nervous about the mini sternotomy, however Dr. Castro assured me that my incision would be small and it's appearance would be minimal in size. I am three months out of surgery and I can barely see the incision That is the truth!! And, I am very proud to wear my "badge of courage" because it looks that good.

Dr. Castro insisted I call him by his first name Luis ! He is a very personal individual with a "human touch" and I feel 100% better after surgery. My heart is beating with joy... ❤️

Dr. Castro and Dr Harmon paid me a daily visit while hospitalized to check on my well being and that in itself made me stronger with each day. They truly care about their patients ! Post surgery rehabilitation within the hospital was excellent with both physical therapist and respiratory professionals coming by my room daily to give me the tools I needed for recovery.

The new cardiac unit built in 2014 is beautiful to say the least. I had a very clean and private room with a view and the nursing staff is top notch 5 star all the way. They are truly professional and I can say I had an extremely positive experience and surgery at Sequoia Hospital. I chose Dr Luis Castro as my surgeon and Sequoia Heart Institute for my heart valve surgery and it is the best decision I've ever made ... And I mean that from the bottom of my heart ❤️ "

-- Andrea Reed, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, 11/03/2016

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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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P.O. Box 4049
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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