Charles Castillo M.D., F.A.C.S. Board Certified General Surgeon

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  • #Named One of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doctors for 14 Years
  • #Providing Minimally Invasive Solutions To Common Surgical Problems.
  • #Board Certified General Surgeon. Fellow Of The American College Of Surgeons.
  • #Conveniently Located In The Historic District Of Phoenix.
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  • #Named One of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doctors for 10 Years

About Charles Castillo, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Charles Castillo, M.D., F.A.C.S. is board certified in General Surgery and has been a practicing surgeon since 1992. He has been named one of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doctors for 14 years.

Dr. Castillo, who comes from a family of doctors-two brothers are physicians and his father was also a surgeon-received his medical degree in 1986 from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. After graduation, he moved to Arizona to complete the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program and has lived in the valley ever since. He later served as Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program's Chief Resident and then Assistant Director. In 1997, he was named as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

He became a founding member of Arizona Associated Surgeons in 2007. The association was formed by a group of surgeons dedicated to the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship. They see their role as patient advocates-trained professionals who are primarily concerned with the patient’s rights and well-being.

Arizona Associated Surgeons was also established with the goal of providing state-of-the-art treatment through evidence-based surgery, which involves using the best current scientific research in making decisions about patient care.

To that end, Dr. Castillo remains at the forefront of surgical technological advances. His practice offers a full spectrum of operative care, from in-office diagnosis and treatment for cysts and other "lumps and bumps" to laparoscopic and surgical operations for more serious issues, such as hernias or esophageal resections for cancer.

As a private practice surgeon, Dr. Castillo focuses on patient-oriented relationships, developed over a long period of time, and characterized by mutual trust. His patients receive ongoing care with a surgeon who is committed to their care, familiar with their medical history, and follows through on their post-operative care.

As a pioneer, Dr. Castillo uses minimally invasive treatments for many conditions. He was one of the first physicians in Phoenix to perform minimally invasive sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer and melanoma. Over the last five years, he has achieved nearly 100% success in identifying the sentinel node in these cancers.

Dr. Castillo is a physician committed to his patients' long-term well-being. He continues to care for his breast cancer patients for years after surgery, including follow-up visits, and scheduling appointments with specialists when needed.

In addition to treatment for breast and other cancers, Dr. Castillo specializes in minimally invasive treatment and surgery for conditions of the gallbladder, stomach, thyroid, parathyroid, spleen, hernias, and colon. Using a laparoscopic approach, he can precisely repair defects in a way that minimizes trauma and incision scars, plus speeds recovery time.

He describes his practice style in this way: "In addition to providing the highest quality treatment, a patient’s comfort, convenience and emotional well-being are top priorities for me and my staff."

  • Dr. Castillo is a member of these organizations:
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Southwest Surgical Congress
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

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Arizona Capitol Times Article



Patient Testimonials:

Hoyt P. - "Dr. Castillo is very professional, considerate and caring. His communication style is very down to earth and he listens to patient concerns. I saw Dr. Castillo for a right inguinal hernia and he found I had a recurrent left inguinal hernia as well. He performed surgery on both in December of 2017, assisted by his PA Joni. Both showed great bedside manner during the entire process, ensured that I was comfortable with every step of the surgery and post-op instructions. His entire staff showed great concern for my condition and called post-op to see how I was doing. I highly recommend Dr. Castillo and have referred several family members and friends to his office."

Karla M. - "Dr. Castillo is extremely knowledgeable in many diverse areas. I have a fairly unknown disease and he knew exactly how surgery or even an injection could flair up the disease. For nine years I had seen doctors in Wyoming, Utah and Nevada and no knew why I was in pain. He determined what was happening in the first 5 minutes! He is also, kind caring and genuinely concerned about his patients well-being. What a wonderful person and even better doctor."

Leslye L. - "Dr.Castillo is absolutely the best! I suffered with some excruciating pain on my upper right side and after goin to diffrent Doctors, my answer was that there was nothing abnormal on my ultrasound or labs. Thankfully i got reffered to Dr.Castillo by a friend he took my gallbladder out and my pain has been gone! He just knows what he is doing and makes you feel like family and not just a patient. Not to mention his staff is so nice and makes you feel so comfortable. Lisa his MA answered all my questions and was able to acomodate me in his schedule as soon as that same week. And his PA Jonni was awesome!!"

Susan - "Every year I search for new health insurance and the only doctor I insist is on the list is Dr. Castillo. I had breast cancer in 2010 and now understand that our ob/gyns do not specialize in this. I trust Dr. Castillo and go back for a yearly exam. There is no better nurse than his nurse Lisa who helped me navigate through the trauma of breast cancer and the myriad of appointments and check-ups and followups. I have and will continue to recommend this team for breast health and all other."

K - "Everything from first appts to last went well, and they answered my questions.. he has a confident outlook and a sense of humor, even took a Saturday call with a question I had after surgery.. thankyou for everything you did...since I had some golf ball sized stones. Your a great surgeon..thank you"


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