Manuel E. Castro-Arreola MD
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Manuel E. Castro-Arreola, MD

  • Bariatric Surgery
Languages Spoken English, Spanish
  • Mayo Clinic Care Network Member
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  • Bio

    Manuel E. Castro, MD, has more than 20 years of experience as a bariatric surgeon and has performed more than 4,500 surgical weight loss procedures. He has also been recognized in D Magazine as one of the “Best Doctors in Dallas” for the last five consecutive years. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Castro completed his residency in General Surgery at St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. He later completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. In addition to his many years as a practicing bariatric surgeon in Dallas, Dr. Castro has served as an assistant clinical professor and director of the trauma program at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in El Paso, TX.

    Dr. Castro is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

    Dr. Castro is experienced in a number of advanced bariatric surgical procedures, including:

    • Laparoscopic Inverted Gastric Sleeve
    • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
    • Adjustable Gastric Banding
    • Gastric Balloon
    • Revision Weight Loss Surgery
    Education

    Medical Education: Universidad Autonoma De Chihuahua - 1983 - Chihuahua,
    Residency: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Pontiac) - 1992 - Pontiac, MI
    Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospitals & Clinics - 1993 - Minneapolis, MN

    Clinical Interests

    Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    Gastric Bypass

    Adjustable Gastric Banding

    Revision Weight Loss Surgery

    Specialties
    • General Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Insurance

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    • AARMC - AARP Medicare Complete
    • AET/M - Aetna Medicare HMO
    • AETMP - Aetna Medicare PPO
    • AETQP - Aetna Quality Health (QHP)
    • AET/H - Aetna US Healthcare HMO
    • AET/P - Aetna US Healthcare/PPO
    • PPO/POS - BCBS
    • BC/TH - BCBS of Texas HMO
    • BLADV - Blue Advantage HMO
    • CIGNO - Cigna (OAP) Open Access
    • CIGLP - Cigna Local Plus
    • CIG/H - Cigna/HMO
    • CIG/S - Cigna/POS
    • CIG/P - Cigna/PPO
    • HS/PP - Health Smart PPO
    • HLTHS - HealthSmart GEPO
    • HUM-M - Humana ChoiceCare Medicare Choice PPO
    • HUM/G - Humana Gold Plus HMO
    • HUMPO - Humana Preferred PPO
    • Med/BCBS - Med Health BCBS
    • MULTI - Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS - PHCS2
    • AJP00004 - Texan Plus Medicare Advantage Plan (Universal American)
    • TX/Aet - Texas Health Aetna
    • TRI - Tricare
    • UHC - United Healthcare
    • UNIP - United Healthcare PPO
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