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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Polypectomy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Anemia
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Diverticulosis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • GI Bleeding
  • Heartburn
  • Heliocobactor Pylori
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cyst
  • Liver Disease
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Trichinosis Overview
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Wilson Disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 67 Specialties +
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Biography

About Fernando Castro, MD

Fernando Castro, MD is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Castro carried out his medical education postgraduate at the University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals, through an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology.

In 2003, Dr. Castro joined Cleveland Clinic Florida as a board-certified gastroenterologist. He contains various special medical interests some of which include, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies, inflammatory bowel disease, general gastroenterology, general herpetology, iron deficiency anemia, hepatitis C, and colonoscopy  quality improvement. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2003

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals
Gastroenterology
San Juan, Puerto Rico
1996

Residency - University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals
Internal Medicine
San Juan, Puerto Rico
1992

Internship - University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals
Internal Medicine
San Juan, Puerto Rico
1990

Medical Education - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
San Juan,
1989

Certifications

  • Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, general gastroenterology, general hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease, iron deficiency anemia, hepatitis C, colonoscopy quality improvement

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/3/2022, Dr. Castro has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

308 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Absolutely loved Dr. Castro! This was my first visit with him and I was very pleased.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

I am always amazed at how knowledgeable and caring Dr. Castro is. I feel like I'm his only patient.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr Castro Pavia is the best doctor

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

I moved to Homestead but continue being Dr. Castro's patient. His team is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Physician did not show much interest when I was explaining my symptoms

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

This was my first video visit as well as my first consultation with Dr Castro so I was unsure of what to expect but It went well I felt comfortable with Dr Castro.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

The experience was very good. I felt safe and the doctors and staff was very knowledgeable and took excellent care of me.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr. Gonzales was wonderful. He is supportive and caring. A very nice man who really "sees" his patients.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

The Dr take time to explain me all my questions Thanks a lot

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr.Castro and staff were very professional with my procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Castro is superb

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2022

Dr Castro was great, the wait times to see him were ridiculous

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

The doctor came to see me before and after the procedure, explained everything clearly and showed care for all his patients. I would gladly recommend.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Excellent service and a very good staff and doctor

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Castro, as always, so courteous and professional. I did not have too many questions but he did explain procedure beforehand and asked me questions. Anesthesiologist and entire staff in the procedure room was very caring and very informative about procedure. The best experience ever if that is possible.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Dr. Castro is very professional, answered all my questions, and has excellent "people" skills.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

I am very please with my Dr. He is very professional and caring. Did not rush me to leave.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Loved the Dr. Very good listener and cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Dr. Castro was professional, compassionate and friendly. Easy to talk with

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

He is the best. That's why he's my Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr Castro is my New doc for life. He made me feel at ease and is a very happy man. Very detailed.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

An incredible team. Dr Castro-Pavia came by after I woke up to check on me and explain what he saw

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

Dr. Castro is very caring

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Dr. Castro-Pavia is very caring. His bedside manner is great. I developed great trust in him.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

This was my first evisit with any doctor and it went well, for a first time evisit. Dr was patient with me while I turned on the audio and video.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

The dr was great!

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