About Dr. Castellano
Michael R. Castellano, MD, FACS
Director, The Hernia Center
Attending, Department of Surgery
Dr. Michael R Castellano is a board-certified general and laparoscopic surgeon specializing in hernia surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is Director of The Hernia Center at Staten Island University Hospital.
Dr. Castellano was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and returned to New York to earn his Doctor of Medicine at Downstate in 1996. He completed his surgical residency at Staten Island University Hospital and has been in private practice until May of 2013 when he joined the faculty of the NSLIJ Health System in order to develop a dedicated hernia center.
Dr. Castellano performs most hernia surgery “tension-free” using small incisions and local with IV sedation, thereby reducing the risks associated with general anesthesia. Most surgeries are performed in SIUH’s Center for Ambulatory Surgery where he works with a team of highly trained and skilled individuals who provide the highest quality care.
Over the past twenty years, Dr. Castellano has published numerous articles in the medical literature and has presented original surgical research at many national and international conferences including Boston, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Orlando and Cannes, France. He remains active in clinical research and plans to develop further research and publications with The Hernia Center. Dr. Castellano continues to remain involved in the teaching program at Staten Island University Hospital, and enjoys training and educating surgical residents, as well as medical students and physician assistant students.
Dr. Castellano has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for academic, teaching, research and clinical achievement, including America’s Top Surgeons award every year since 2006. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the American Hernia Society. Dr. Castellano currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, son and daughter.