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 Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute. Read more...

203 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

"Amazing non-blood procedure! Zero blood loss. Everyone was so supportive in regards to my decision to not have transfusions of whole blood or of red cells, white cells, platelets, or plasma. Over in less than 2 hours. In ICU one night!!! Wow!!!

Mitral valve replaced with porcine valve. I loved visiting with Doctor Castro and his entire team including Liz who helped so much with our Zoom meetings and phone calls!!!! Thank you Adam Harmon and Taemin Surh, plus many, many others to name a few of the nurses Julius, & Tanya in ICU and Bonnie, Aurora and Wesley (so many more I have to send cards to everyone!) and the physical therapist Jenny Lee!

The anesthesiologist Doctor Tarang Safi was excellent. I feel very strongly about the team of people that worked with me during my stay. My surgery was 8/16/22 and I came home 8/21/22. Best thing ever is I am not out-of-breath anymore and my hands and feet aren’t falling asleep!

So grateful my Doctor Deepak Khlosa referred me to Doctor Castro! For the past few years, I thought I was out of shape!!! Hah!!! Now, I know why!!!"

-- Jennifer Jan (jenny) Jackson-Crespin, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, Bloodless Surgery, 08/16/2022

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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 (650) 399-2035 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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Watch Educational Videos with Dr. Luis Castro

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Castro in these videos:

  • Bicuspid Aortic Valves & Medication: Top 7 Facts with Dr. Luis Castro
  • Doctor Q&A: The Progression and Surgery of Dilated Aortic Root Aneurysms with Dr. Luis Castro
  • Dr. Luis Castro: What to do after a new heart disease diagnosis

Page last updated: November 15, 2022