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Charles Castillo, MD, FACS is a board-certified General Surgeon who has been practicing in Arizona since 1992. He has been named one of Phoenix Magazine's Top Doctors for 19 years and his practice offers a full spectrum of operative care.


Dr. Castillo comes from a family of doctors. His two brothers are both physicians and his father is the first general surgeon in New Mexico to perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Dr. Castillo received his medical degree in 1986 from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine after completing his undergraduate studies at Creighton University. He relocated to Arizona to complete the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program and has lived in the valley ever since.


He was 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 true 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. This group has grown to include like-minded surgeons across the valley and is now known as Arizona Advanced Surgery.


Dr. Castillo remains at the forefront of surgical technological advances including breast-conservation cancer surgery, laparoscopic fundoplication and minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. His practice offers a wide variety of surgical interventions; office procedures for lumps and bumps; outpatient surgery for hernia repairs and cholecystectomies; and inpatient surgery for colon cancer and paraesophageal hernia repair. Dr. Castillo specializes in minimally invasive treatment and surgery for conditions of the gallbladder, stomach, thyroid, parathyroid, spleen, abdominal wall, and colon. Using a laparoscopic approach, he can precisel