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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 precisely repair defects in a way that minimizes trauma, results in smaller incision scars, and reduces recovery time.


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. He is committed to his patients' long-term wellbeing; he cares for his breast cancer patients for years after their surgery with surveillance imaging and follow-up visits. He also coordinates and schedules appointments with specialists when needed.


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



Contact Info:

Arizona Advanced Surgery

2320 N. 3rd Street

Phoenix, AZ 85004


(602) 340-0201



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Charles Castillo, MD, FACS - America's Top 50 Doctors - General Surgeon -Arizona

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