Dr. German Costa, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 53

Dr. Costa
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NJRetina

3196 Kennedy Blvd Union City, NJ 07087

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Dr. German Costa, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Union City, NJ and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Costa has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hoboken University Medical Center and Holy Name Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Costa to book an appointment.


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I wish I had known how amazing Dr Costa is, so I would not have allowed my fear from getting the surgery earlier and living with so much pain. I absolutely recommend him. My surgery went very well and my incisions were very clean and neat when I woke from surgery. I was in perfect hands. He gave me my regular life back.
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Biography

Dr. German Costa, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Union City, NJ and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Costa has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

Umdnj New Jersey Med School
Residency Hospital
1997
UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
Medical School

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Dr. Costa frequently treats Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Costa specializes.

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Dr. Costa's office is located at 3196 Kennedy Blvd, Union City, NJ 07087. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (7/24/2017)View details
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Costa

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Costa treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Costa treats other conditions, please contact the office at (201) 795-9080.

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Dr. Costa typically treats 89% more often than similar doctors

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Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal
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Dr. Costa's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(201) 795-9080

Dr. Costa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

Locations

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hoboken University Medical Center

Hoboken, NJ

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

Holy Name Medical Center

Teaneck, NJ

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Palisades Medical Center

North Bergen, NJ

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average