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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%
2.2k doctors
Top 15%
2.2k 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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643 doctors
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644 doctors
Top 5%
321 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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397 doctors
Top 15%
398 doctors
Top 5%
198 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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738 doctors
Top 15%
737 doctors
Top 5%
368 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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251 doctors
Top 15%
252 doctors
Top 5%
125 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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287 doctors
Top 15%
286 doctors
Top 5%
143 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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161 doctors
Top 15%
160 doctors
Top 5%
80 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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194 doctors
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193 doctors
Top 5%
96 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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240 doctors
Top 15%
240 doctors
Top 5%
120 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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491 doctors
Top 15%
491 doctors
Top 5%
245 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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124 doctors
Top 15%
124 doctors
Top 5%
62 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.
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30 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.
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61 doctors
Top 15%
60 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.
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336 doctors
Top 15%
335 doctors
Top 5%
167 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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138 doctors
Top 15%
138 doctors
Top 5%
68 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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52 doctors
Top 15%
51 doctors
Top 5%
25 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.
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333 doctors
Top 15%
333 doctors
Top 5%
166 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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1.4k doctors
Top 15%
1.4k doctors
Top 5%
683 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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308 doctors
Top 15%
309 doctors
Top 5%
154 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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469 doctors
Top 15%
468 doctors
Top 5%
234 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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542 doctors
Top 15%
541 doctors
Top 5%
270 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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2.6k doctors
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2.6k doctors
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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%
125 doctors
Top 15%
124 doctors
Top 5%
62 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.
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1.2k doctors
Top 15%
1.2k doctors
Top 5%
588 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.
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488 doctors
Top 15%
488 doctors
Top 5%
244 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.
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93 doctors
Top 15%
93 doctors
Top 5%
46 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%
329 doctors
Top 15%
329 doctors
Top 5%
164 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%
491 doctors
Top 15%
490 doctors
Top 5%
245 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.
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1.4k doctors
Top 15%
1.4k doctors
Top 5%
721 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
  • Spanish
Palisades Medical Center
7600 River Rd
North Bergen, NJ 07047
County Line Endoscopy Center
9226 Kennedy Blvd
North Bergen, NJ 07047
  • 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