Welcome to New Beginnings Surgical Group, Weight Loss Surgery
Dr. Manuel E. Castro and his practice, New Beginnings Surgical Group, are proud to provide expert weight loss surgery and follow-up care in an environment where you can expect quality service, compassionate care and personal respect. We know that sustained weight loss is a tough challenge when you’re morbidly obese.
Dr. Castro and his team are dedicated exclusively to the care of the severely obese and committed to providing the highest level of patient care every step of the way. They actively utilize the services of dieticians/nutritionists, counselors, exercise physiologists, and other specialists to create an all-inclusive program of care.
Our mission is to offer a “Center of Excellence” program with a multidisciplinary approach to provide safe weight loss surgery and compassionate care for our severely obese patients. We strive to help each patient achieve improved health & quality of life and prolong their life.
Dr. Manuel E. Castro is board certified with more than 19 years of surgical experience. He has performed more than 3000 weight loss surgeries. He is proficient in laparoscopic surgery (99% of his cases are performed laparoscopically) and utilizes it to perform the Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Band 2 Sleeve / Band 2 Bypass conversions and the Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap Band). He also performs revisional weight loss surgery.
Dr. Castro has the training, experience and outcomes that satisfy the stringent requirements by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and has been designated a Center of Excellence Surgeon.
Meet Dr. Castro, Bariatric Surgeon
We present opportunities for prospective patients to meet Dr. Castro prior to their bariatric consultation. These FREE meetings are conducted by Dr. Castro on a regular basis in our office. We encourage our guests to ask him questions about weight loss surgery, the risks and benefits of the different procedures, how will bariatric surgery help them or a loved one, recovery time, or any other questions they may have about bariatric surgery and life after surgery.We encourage you to bring a guest.
Click Here to register for your consultation with DR. CASTRO. Your registration and insurance verification are FREE.
When you register, please be as thorough as possible. It is especially important to list your insurance ID and group numbers, medications, health issues, etc.
Once your registration is complete, our office will verify your insurance to determine if weight loss surgery is a covered benefit and what your insurance provider will require for surgery approval. Our office will then contact you to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Castro.
If weight loss surgery is not a covered benefit, we will inform you of our self pay or cash options. Please call our office if you have any questions or require assistance with the registration process.
Dr. Castro is in network with most insurance companies which translates to lower medical expenses to the patient.
*Contact us if your insurance provider is not listed here.
Our Self Pay Fees:
We offer discounted cash prices for patients who don’t have insurance or benefits for weight loss surgery on their insurance plan. We accept cash, credit cards and CareCredit.
Our Self Pay Fees include the following:
- Surgeon’s Fee
- Surgical Assistant’s Fee
- Hospital Fees (usual and customary surgical fees, i.e. Operating Room time, hospital medications, instrumentation, nursing care, etc.)
- 2 night hospital stay for Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve patients. (Lap Band is Outpatient.)
- Pre-operative tests: Chest X-ray, Routine lab work and EKG
- Anesthesiologist’s Fee
- Initial Consultation with Surgeon
- Attendance in Surgical Preparatory Class
- Pre-Operative Appointment
- Free follow up appointments for 1 year from surgery date for Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve patients
- Free follow up appointments and Adjustments for 6 months for Lap-Band® patients
Call New Beginnings Surgical Group for additional information.