Jed Castillo MD is a general surgeon who specializes in diseases related to the abdominal wall, hernias, stomach, gall bladder, appendix, small intestine, colon, thyroid, parathyroid, skin and soft tissue, as well as vascular access. Having a mother who is a critical care and recovery nurse, Dr. Castillo was exposed and drawn to medicine at a young age. He finds medicine to be a very rewarding career and surgery allows him to work together with his patients to heal and make an immediate difference in their lives. During his residency program, he was awarded the Gold Humanism Resident Award, Excellent Resident Award in General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, and was Administrative Chief General Surgery Resident. He is certified in daVinci Robotic Surgical System and SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) Laparoscopy and Endoscopy. Dr. Castillo trained at Vidant Medical Center in North Carolina, a very high-volume, high-acuity tertiary care center, which was responsible for a third of the state’s population and gave him great exposure to the benefits of general surgery as well as its inherent risks and complications. He appreciates the diversity in general surgery because he is not confined to treating one part of the body and it also allows him to treat a wide variety of patients.
Dr. Castillo is originally from New Jersey and his patients would be surprised to learn that he lost almost 90 pounds during medical school through proper diet and lifestyle changes. He enjoys snowboarding, swimming, hiking, and especially travelling the world with his family.