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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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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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

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


  • 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

See publications for Fernando Castro, MD.

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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 1/16/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

114 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

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Castro is a high Caliber doctor. We trust him a 100%

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Excellent and professional doctor

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr Castro is awesome

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr was extremely nice and very professional

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

very good experience with staff and Dr. Castro . Friendly, professional, confident , knowledgeable and devoted to giving his patient information to help me.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

satisfied , assurance with provider that his information is correct.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr Castro is one of the best doctor and obviously tops in his field. I have the utmost respect for him.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Castro is very professional, also have a great team!!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Castro is very gooood ans I recomend him to every body.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

I had to wait for more than an hour to speak with the Doctor but everything else was good

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

I only have high grades for Dr Castro, my gastroenterologist

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

I was very satisfied with my visit. Doctor Castro and nurses were very efficient and easy to talk to them. They did a great job!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

l presume that trying to get an appointment with the Dr. is difficult for the mere reason that he is such an excellent Dr. but people with gastro problems can't wait month to see him.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

To me Dr. Castro-Pavia is an excellent medical professional who pays attention and talks to you in such a manner you understand everything leaving no doubts.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr Castro has always been very courteous and shows concern

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Overall, this experience (video conferencing) was a very good experience. No waiting in a room full of patients who may or may not be positive for covid-19, or having to wait a long time to see the doctor. This video conference was a great idea for those who have to see the doctor yearly or have to do follow-ups.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

my Doctor is great

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

I am very satisfied and grateful, it was my first appointment with Dr. Castro Pav?a and I had the pleasant experience of finding a patient doctor with great knowledge and enough educated to explain all my doubts politely. Thank you Dr Castro Pavia and thank you Cleveland Clinic and Staff. Happy Holidays, stay safe!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

I have had more than the current visit to the clinic although only once with this physician. Thus, I would recommend the clinic since my overall experience has been good.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Excelente atenci?n, preguntas, explicaci?n y reconocimiento por parte del Doctor, fue una experiencia agradable e instructiva.

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