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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
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital

Appointment:
877.463.2010
Desk:
954.659.5646
Fax:
954.659.5647
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Polypectomy
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
  • Variceal Band Ligation
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
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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
  • Diseases of the Small Bowel
  • Diverticulosis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis 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
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Trichinosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Wilson Disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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Biography

About Fernando Castro, MD

Fernando J. Castro is Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program at Cleveland Clinic Florida since 2004.  After completing his training in 1996, he joined the faculty at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine as assistant professor of medicine in the gastroenterology department and then held the same position at Southern Illinois University.  Dr. Castro is the author of more than 50 manuscripts in diverse topics in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.  Dr. Castro has affiliation titles with four different medical schools, is a fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and the American College of Gastroenterology, serves as a reviewer for multiple medical journals and is an editorial board member of the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

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, PR
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 10/31/2023, 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

271 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

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr Castro did a wonderful job

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Was so pleased with Dr. Castro. He took his time . He was on time ... I just cannot get on the portal . PLEASE help me so I can see my visits & results. Thank you

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

I've been coming to Cleveland Clinic for a few years and so far I've only had two good experience, my male surgeon OBGYN and my recent visit to Dr.Castro-Pania - visit was excellent!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2023

Dr Akram Abad was very informative and honest.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

DR CASTRO IS AMAZINGLY GOOD. HE IS KIND AND UNDERSTANDING AND EXTREMELY COMPETENT!!!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2023

Doctor Fernando Castro is the best Doctor in gastrologic deparment In Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2023

I am very pleased with the care doctor's and all the staff is very helpful and friendly

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr Castro is awesome I'm appreciate everything he did for me

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2023

Dr. Castro-Pavia came to see me in the recovery area and explained everything both before and after the colonoscopy.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Castro and Dr. Zfar answered all my questions and showed a courteous and professional demeanor.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

The doctor was awesome. He was so patient and kind with every question. I asked. I highly recommend him and trust him with decisions. He will make concerning my care.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Castro took the time to explain information to me. I appreciate the non-intrusive approach for a solution.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

I am comforted as never before under the care of Dr Castro should any symptom(s) arise.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Castro-Pavia is very knowledgeable and provided information in a clear and concise manner.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Castro-Pavia was warm, open, helpful, honest and sincere. Felt very comfortable with him

Reviewed on May 5, 2023

Dr Castro came highly recommended by my primary doctor. I liked his approach to modify lifestyle/ diet first - before prescribing medicine. I prefer to seek homeopathic solutions.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Castro is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

I would recommend Dr Castro

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

I was expecting a woman but I was pleasantly surprised by Dr Paiva. He put me to ease when I was uneasy. He has very good bedside manors, professional & a great communicator. He is great & a credit to your fine team. Kudos for CC

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

The GI Team indicated I need to do an endoscopy, and the provider would be Dr. Castro Pavia, who I need before. Great Doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Doc kind

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Highly professional staff - Doctors, Fellows and Nurses.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

The care I received from Dr. Castro and staff on this appointment was quite reassuring and made up for a recent lack of attention which I experienced during my recent appointments, such lack which I attributed (after a deep assessment of what happened) to highly increased workload and busyness around the hospital. I was reassured that care at Cleveland Clinic will not suffer as a result of sheer growth in volume over the many years I have been coming here. Keep it up!!!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

I noticed if waiting time goes past 15 minutes, the physician cannot see me. I can hear and see him.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

The best doctor. I am so lucky.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Fernando Castro-Pavia is the best

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr. Castro is excellent! His expertise, care and kindness is rare! I travel a long distance for his care. You folks are very lucky to have him on staff!!!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Castro-Pavia, is extremely patient , supportive and professional in his care of me the "elderly" patient. I emphasized elderly because he took the time to accommodate my unformiliarity with the zoom process which was very overwhelming for me.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Castro has always treated me like l was his only patient. Actually everyone at the Cleveland Clinic has treated me that way.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr Castro took time to listen to my questions and concerns. Very professional and respectful.

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