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Andres Castellanos

Andres Castellanos, MD

Associate Professor; Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery

Department: Surgery

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery


  • MD, University of Zulia Medical School, Maracaibo, Venezuela (1990)

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Andres Castellanos, MD, was a surgeon practicing in Center City Philadelphia. He specialized in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery.

Awards and Honors

  • Philadelphia Magazine's "Top Doctors" (2010)
  • "Best Doctor in America" (2009, 2010 and 2011)
  • Outsanding clinical teaching award, Biomedical engineering school (2009)
  • Recipient of the Golden Scalpel Award in recognition of teaching excellence at Drexel University College of Medicine: Department of Surgery

In the News

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Clinical Services

Hernia, Obesity, Robotic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Bariatric surgery, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Esophageal disorders - benign, Biliary disease - benign

Affiliated Hospitals

Roxborough Memorial Hospital


  • Minimally Invasive/Robotic Reseach - Drexel University College of Medicine (2001)


  • Surgery - MCP Hahnemann Hospital (1997-2001)


  • Transitional - Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia (1995)
  • Surgery - MCP Hahnemann Hospital (1996)

Donations in memory of Dr. Castellanos may be made to the Andres Castellanos Simulation and Education Fund, Drexel University College of Medicine, P.O. Box 8215, Philadelphia, PA 19101, or by calling 215.762.2230.

Academic roles:

  • Executive vice chairman, Department of Surgery
  • Associate professor of surgery
  • Associate director of the surgical residency program at Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Instructor, advanced trauma life support at Hahnemann University Hospital

Research Interests

Robotically assisted minimally invasive surgery, Gastro-intestinal surgeries in obese patients


Dr. Castellanos's research focused on the use of laparoscopic tools for robotically assisted, minimally invasive surgeries and the future of robotic surgeries and gastro-intestinal surgeries in obese patients.

In the Media

"Results of FIRST Trial Study on Resident Work Hours Announced"
American Board of Surgery, Inc. (February 2, 2016)

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Surgery
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.4890
Fax: 215.762.8389