Treatment & Services
- Abnormal Liver Tests
- Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
- Cancer Screening
- Clinical Gastroenterology
- Clinical Trials
- Diagnostic Endoscopy
- Endoscopic Dilation
- Esophageal Band Ligation
- Esophageal Dilation
- Foreign Body Removal
- Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
- Variceal Band Ligation
- Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Pain
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
- Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
- Collagenous Colitis
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Varices
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Foreign Body Ingestion
- Fundic Gland Polyps
- Gallbladder Disease
- Gas (Digestive)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Gastrointestinal Tract
- General Gastroenterological Disorders
- GI Bleeding
- Heliocobactor Pylori
- 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
- Pancreatic Cysts
- Pancreatic Disease
- 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
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals
San Juan, [ None or N/A ]
Residency - University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals
San Juan, [ None or N/A ]
Internship - University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals
San Juan, [ None or N/A ]
Medical Education - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, general gastroenterology, general hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease, iron deficiency anemia, hepatitis C, colonoscopy quality improvement
Research & Publications
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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 2/26/2020, 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.
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105 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020
Dr. Castro is always very attentive and his demeanor is relaxing and engaging. I trust him with my healthcare.
Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020
I had a good experience with Dr. Castro-Pavia. He clearly explained what is to be done.
Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019
very thorough and Dr. Castro took his time giving us the attention we needed. Excellent staff.
Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019
the doctors were through and attentive
Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019
I would recommend this doctor to everyone
Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019
I needed to wait more than 3 months to se Dr. Castro
Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019
Dr. Castro-Pavia is a wonderful, caring and highly qualified physician. I have referred several patients to him.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019
Dr. Castro was very nice to me and listened to my particular concerns. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. he is a true professional.
Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
He is an excellent physician.
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019
I spent more time with the medical assistant and medical student than with the doctor he came across very abrupt and not caring
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