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 1988. To date, I have performed approximately 8,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 5,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute. Read more...

219 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, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/14/2011

"A doctor does not get over 200 5 star reviews unless he is a great heart surgeon. I believe that Dr. Castro is a very gifted and skillful surgeon. He is also a very likable person. That is the primary reason I ended up selecting Dr. Castro as I could have gone anywhere for the surgery.

If you know that one day you will need cardiac surgery this my advice: Get a great surgeon that has performed the surgery you need thousands of time. Don't smoke or drink. Be at your ideal body weight and exercise if it is possible.

Being in the best physical condition will help a lot with the recovery which can be long and slow. But, each day gets a little better and one day you will be a healthy version of yourself."

-- Michael Trolan, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Bloodless Surgery, 02/01/2024

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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 1988.

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: February 14, 2024