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...

109 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, heart valve surgery patient

"BEST!!!! FABULOUS!!!! so lucky to have found Dr. Castro who saved my life! After much research in the Bay Area we decided to go to Sequoia Hospital and that was absolutely the best choice we could have made. Because of calcification around my heart it was a very dangerous operation to have two valves replaced. Dr. Castro and his team were professional, innovative experts, with enormous personal care that not only took care of me but my entire family. We liked to call them the DREAM TEAM as this very difficult operation was comforted by everyone that cared for me from the housekeeping to the surgeons. The team ( surgeons) came to see me everyday and answered any questions in layman’s terms which was very comforting and informative. We were told by others in the field that other surgeons would have turned me away because of the complexity of these valves that needed to be replaced. We are indebted and blessed that we found Dr. Castro and his team and being at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. Don’t go any other place. Dr. Luis Castro is the man to do your valve replacement or repair. He saved my life because of these severe complications and he is a REALLY NICE DOWN TO EARTH GUY. "

-- Luis Castro, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 12/01/2018

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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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