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...

114 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

"Absolutely perfect. This was my third aortic valve replacement, complicated with an ascending aortic aneurysm. I had been previously informed that this would be more invasive and challenging than my previous open heart surgeries. Also, I was admonished that my recovery would be longer and more uncomfortable than from previous open heart surgeries. Thanks to Dr. Castro’s skills and expertise, along with the support my cardiologist, Dr. Mary Larson, and the competent Staff at Sequoia Hospital the surgery was completely successful. In addition, my recovery was swift and complete with minimal discomfort. Without reservation, I would recommend Dr. Castro to anyone requiring heart surgery."

-- Nick Cademartori, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/02/2018

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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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