Dr. Manuel E. Castro is a bariatric surgeon with 16 years of experience who is Board-Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has performed over 1900 weight loss surgeries. Dr. Castro is proficient in laparoscopic surgery and utilizes it to perform the Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band® & the REALIZE Band), the Gastric Bypass and the Gastric Sleeve. He also specializes in "Band to Sleeve" revisions.
When surgery becomes necessary to control your weight and improve your health, you need an experienced surgeon you can trust. A surgeon who cares for you before, during and after surgery. Dr. Manuel E. Castro dedicates 100% of his practice to bariatric surgery and the care of morbidly obese patients. He has performed over 1900 weight loss surgery procedures.
Bariatric Procedures Performed by Dr. Castro:
1. Laparoscopic Gastric Band - Lap Band and the Realize band.
2. Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve, Sleeve Gastrectomy.
3. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass.
4. Revisional Bariatric surgery and follow-up of weight loss surgery patients.
5. Removal of the Lap Band.
6. Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve Conversion.
7. Lap Band Fills.
8. Specializing in patients with failure of the Lap Band and Surgical options for failure of the lap band.
Manuel E. Castro-Arreola, MD, PhD, FACS
Designated Center of Excellence by American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Dr. Castro is a bariatric surgeon with 16 years of experience.He has performed over 1900 weight loss surgeries. He is the president and medical director of New Beginnings Surgical Group.
New Beginnings Surgical Group
Southwest Surgeons for Obesity
El Paso Surgical Associates
University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics
Surgical Critical Care
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
University of Alberta
Degree: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ph.D., Experimental Surgery
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
El Paso, Texas
Assistant Clinical Professor; Director, Trauma Program
Licensed in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota and Mexico
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery 1993
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgical Critical Care 1993
Hospital and Surgical Center Affiliations:
Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton
Methodist Dallas & Mansfield Medical Centers
Prestonwood Surgery Center in Plano
American College of Surgeons, 1988-present
Society of Critical Care Medicine, 1995-present.
Texas Medical Association, 1996-present.
American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 2001-present.
Fluent in ENGLISH and SPANISH