About 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...

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165 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Castro

Patient Review of Dr. Luis 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, heart valve surgery patient

"In September 2020 I met Dr. Luis Castro for the first time in his Redwood City office. He had my echo cardio test projected on his office TV. He took the time to explain my heart condition using the video of my heart and a heart model. I instantly liked his kind and gentle manner. He put me at ease with his confidence from 20 years of heart valve repair experience. I had to choose between a mini sternotomy or mini thoracotomy. Dr. Castro gave me the pros and cons of both. I chose a Thoracotomy. After meeting another surgeon, I was convinced that Dr. Castro was the best choice for my surgery.

His office staff was very receptive to questions, concerns and scheduling. I was able to talk to someone and or receive a return call every time I called. My surgery took place at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, an hour away from my home. The facility is modern, beautiful and safe with COVID. Dr. Castro and his team of Dr. Harmon and PA Surh, did a great job repairing my valve. I stayed in the hospital for an extra day, my choice, for 5 days.

I have met with Dr. Castro twice since the heart procedure. During each visit he was professional, informative and kind. Due to COVID one was virtual. After two months I have occasional pains at the under breast incision site and in my mid chest. My incision is about 5 inches and the thigh incision about the same. Both have healed well. I would recommend Dr. Castro to repair your heart. He is knowledgable, experienced, kind, easy to talk to, and a good person."

-- LaRene Kidd, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/19/2020

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally invasive aortic valve and mitral valve surgery
  • Cox Maze IV 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.

After medical school, Dr. Castro completed a Surgical Residency at Stanford University and a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at University of Southern California. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and is one of the top-recommended surgeons at HeartValveSurgery.com with over 125 patients reviews.

Dr. Castro serves as the Director of Cardiac Surgery at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California, where he has worked for the past 20 years. Sequoia Hospital is a leader in complex cardiac procedure including minimally invasive surgery for valvular disorders, coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Luis Castro, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Castro, you can:

  • Call (888) 240-5623 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Castro is located at 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City, CA 94062. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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Page last updated: December 23, 2020