Introducing Michael Castro, D.O. [Video]
Meet the Expert: Doctor Bio Video Series
Introducing Michael Castro, D.O., a foot and ankle surgeon for Summit Orthopedics in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. His specialties include foot and ankle arthritis, fracture care and reconstruction, sports-related injuries, and tendon and ligament injuries and disorders.
Meet the Expert: Michael Castro, D.O.
Dr. Castro’s approach: “I view the foot and ankle as a ‘perfect machine’ that is taken for granted…when it breaks down the effects can be profound. My focus and the focus of my team is to help get you back on your feet doing what you love.”
Dr. Castro’s background: After graduating from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, Dr. Castro earned his medical degree at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. His residency took place at Michigan State University/Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan, and he went on to complete two fellowships: the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship at Portland Foot and Ankle Center in South Portland, Maine, and then an AO/ASIF Fellowship in Bellinzona, Switzerland.
Summit Orthopedics offers personalized foot and ankle expertise
Our fellowship-trained foot and ankle physicians understand that your mobility depends on the health of your feet and ankles. If you have suffered an injury or are experiencing symptoms that make walking painful, our team of foot and ankle specialists can help with conservative treatment, seasoned surgical teams, and expert rehabilitation support. Summit Orthopedics specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely get you back on your feet and on your way.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
My name is Michael Castro. I’m an orthopedic surgeon with Summit Orthopedics, and my area of interest is foot and ankle reconstruction. Foot and ankle really kind of covers the gamut of the orthopedic population, from young children with congenital deformities to older folks with arthritic problems, and everything in between. And the everything in between kind of encompasses high-energy trauma, motor vehicle stuff, parachuting accidents, sports injuries. So every possible injury in an orthopedic realm is represented in foot and ankle in some way, shape, or form. I was actually involved in a motor vehicle accident myself when I was driving from Detroit, where I did my residency, to Arizona, where my first job was. And I was ejected from the car on the interstate just outside of St. Louis and had a fracture of my pelvis and my shoulder. So it really gave me a great appreciation for being an orthopedic patient and what orthopedic patients go through. I think the single most important thing related to success of treatment is education of the patient. Because I’ve – through my career in the last 14 years, if there’s one thing that I’ve come to learn is that the more the patient knows about their problem, the more they can understand what you’re trying to do for them. And the more they can participate in their care. So that hopefully equates to a better outcome in most cases.
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