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German Costa, MD

Dr. Costa is a surgeon in the NYC area. He is affiliated with Holy Name Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
2.3k doctors
Top 15%
2.3k doctors
Top 5%
1.1k doctors
Dr. Costa saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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658 doctors
Top 15%
658 doctors
Top 5%
329 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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408 doctors
Top 15%
408 doctors
Top 5%
204 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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757 doctors
Top 15%
758 doctors
Top 5%
378 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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256 doctors
Top 15%
256 doctors
Top 5%
127 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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294 doctors
Top 15%
294 doctors
Top 5%
146 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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164 doctors
Top 15%
164 doctors
Top 5%
82 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
196 doctors
Top 15%
196 doctors
Top 5%
97 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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247 doctors
Top 15%
246 doctors
Top 5%
123 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
502 doctors
Top 15%
502 doctors
Top 5%
250 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more hemorrhoid patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
127 doctors
Top 15%
127 doctors
Top 5%
63 doctors
Dr. Costa saw ganglion cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
31 doctors
Top 15%
30 doctors
Top 5%
15 doctors
Dr. Costa saw anal fistula patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
62 doctors
Top 15%
61 doctors
Top 5%
30 doctors
Dr. Costa saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
342 doctors
Top 15%
342 doctors
Top 5%
171 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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52 doctors
Top 15%
52 doctors
Top 5%
26 doctors
Dr. Costa saw pilonidal cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
142 doctors
Top 15%
142 doctors
Top 5%
71 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more appendicitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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340 doctors
Top 15%
341 doctors
Top 5%
170 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more colon cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
1.4k doctors
Top 15%
1.4k doctors
Top 5%
701 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2.4k doctors
Top 15%
2.4k doctors
Top 5%
1.2k doctors
Dr. Costa saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
318 doctors
Top 15%
317 doctors
Top 5%
158 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more bowel obstruction patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
500 doctors
Top 15%
501 doctors
Top 5%
250 doctors
Dr. Costa saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
560 doctors
Top 15%
560 doctors
Top 5%
280 doctors
Dr. Costa saw more abscess patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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2.7k doctors
Top 15%
2.7k doctors
Top 5%
1.3k doctors
Dr. Costa saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
127 doctors
Top 15%
127 doctors
Top 5%
63 doctors
Dr. Costa saw breast cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
1.2k doctors
Top 15%
1.2k doctors
Top 5%
602 doctors
Dr. Costa saw cellulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
499 doctors
Top 15%
498 doctors
Top 5%
249 doctors
Dr. Costa saw goiter patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
95 doctors
Top 15%
95 doctors
Top 5%
47 doctors
Dr. Costa saw rectal cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
337 doctors
Top 15%
337 doctors
Top 5%
168 doctors
Dr. Costa saw pancreatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
503 doctors
Top 15%
502 doctors
Top 5%
251 doctors
Dr. Costa saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
1.5k doctors
Top 15%
1.5k doctors
Top 5%
742 doctors
Dr. Costa saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Costa accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $3,638 – 9,095
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,477 – 8,792
Liver biopsy $3,114 – 5,508
Skin tag removal $118 – 310

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Costa’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Costa 38%
Predicted for his patients 20%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Costa’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Costa’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Costa’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Costa’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Costa’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
61%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Costa’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Costa’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Costa’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Costa’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Costa’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
87%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Costa’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Costa’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Costa’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Costa’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Costa sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

NJIN of Union City
3196 Kennedy Blvd
Union City, NJ 07087
219 miles away
  • Spanish
Palisades Medical Center
7600 River Rd
North Bergen, NJ 07047
222 miles away
Hoboken University Medical Center
308 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
218 miles away
County Line Endoscopy Center
9226 Kennedy Blvd
North Bergen, NJ 07047
222 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • UMDNJ
    RESIDENCY
  • Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1997

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Costa is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Holy Name Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Hoboken University Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Palisades Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • GlobalHealth
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield