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

Get In Touch: 602-340-0201

  • #Named One of Phoenix Magazine's Top Doctors for 15 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.
  • #For questions or scheduling an appointment please give us a call, we are here to help.
  • #Named One of Phoenix Magazine‚Äôs Top Doctors for 10 Years


Portacaths are small devices used for long-term IV therapies, like chemotherapy. They consist of an IV catheter attached to a small port, which is placed under the skin, usually on the upper chest wall. Dr. Castillo places portacaths with local anesthetic and light anesthesia in an outpatient surgical setting. When the portacath is no longer needed, it can easily be removed in the office under local anesthetic.