Dr. Paulo A. Fontes, MD

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Specializes in Transplant Surgery • Male • Age 52

3459 5th Ave Suite S729
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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The Washington Hospital
155 Wilson Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
Excela Health - Excela Westmoreland Hospital
532 West Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

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Accepting new patients?

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Thomas E Starzl Transplant Inst
Thomas E Starzl Transplant Inst
3459 5th Ave Suite S729
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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    Dr. Fontes' Experience

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    Specialties

    • Transplant Surgery
    • General Surgery
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    • Liver Transplant
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Trigger Point Injections
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    • Biliary Atresia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Liver Cancer
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Ventral Hernia
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    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of New South Wales, Faculty Of Medicine
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Fontes & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Fontes' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • UPMC Presbyterian

    • The Washington Hospital

    • Excela Health - Excela Westmoreland Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fontes to family and friends

    3 responses
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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    2 responses
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    2 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 1 response
    longer than
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    Experience with Dr. Fontes
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    3 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    3 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    3 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    3 responses
    above
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    Is Dr. Fontes accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    • United Healthcare
    • UPMC Health Plan
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
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    Office Locations

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    Thomas E Starzl Transplant Inst
    3459 5th Ave Suite S729
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (412) 648-3200 (Office)
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