Armando E. Castro, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Dr. Armando Castro was born in Cuba, and grew up in Los Angeles, where he received his undergraduate degree from UCLA. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed his general surgery training at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. He is fellowship-trained in Advanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, which has been his clinical focus during his 14 years in practice in Queens and Brooklyn. His clinical interests include all aspects of general surgery, with expertise in minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal and weight loss surgery, and in the comprehensive surgical care of patients with obesity. His clinical passion is driven by the relationships he builds with his patients on their journey to health.
Dr. Castro is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He is on the Board of Directors and is presently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Brooklyn-Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and is also the Chair of the chapter’s Committee on Applicants. He has held numerous leadership positions during his career, including Vice Chair of Surgery and Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, as well as the Director of Inpatient Performance Improvement and Vice Chair for Surgical Education at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Queens.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Castro is passionate about surgical education, and has earned many teaching awards from his residents. He has authored numerous surgical abstracts and publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at several national surgical meetings and is a reviewer for Surgical Endoscopy andSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
Dr. Castro is fluent in Spanish and is available for surgical consultations at locations in Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island.
Bartosch, Carla; Monteiro-Reis, Sara; Almeida-Rios, Diogo; Vieira, Renata; Castro, Armando; Moutinho, Manuel; Rodrigues, Marta; Graca, Ines; Lopes, Jose Manuel; Jeronimo, Carmen
Oncotarget. 2016 Jan 12; 7(2):1144-1154
Bellorin, Omar; Kundel, Anna; Ramirez-Valderrama, Alexander; Castro, Armando
Case Reports In Surgery. 2015; 2015:170901-170901
“Kakarla, Venkata R; Nandipati, Kalyana; Lalla, Michael; Castro, Armando; Merola, Stephen”>Kakarla, Venkata R; Nandipati, Kalyana; Lalla, Michael; Castro, Armando; Merola, Stephen
Surgery For Obesity & Related Diseases. 2011 Jul-Aug; 7(4):452-458