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Rodolfo Colaco, MD

Dr. Colaco is a surgeon in the NYC area. He is affiliated with Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Conditions treated

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1.8k doctors
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1.8k doctors
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888 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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308 doctors
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309 doctors
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154 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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287 doctors
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287 doctors
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143 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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187 doctors
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188 doctors
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93 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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222 doctors
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222 doctors
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111 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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111 doctors
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111 doctors
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55 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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95 doctors
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95 doctors
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47 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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57 doctors
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57 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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173 doctors
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172 doctors
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86 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw blood cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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118 doctors
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117 doctors
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58 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw lymphoma patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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259 doctors
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259 doctors
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129 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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184 doctors
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184 doctors
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92 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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176 doctors
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176 doctors
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87 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw sebaceous cyst patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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31 doctors
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31 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw pilonidal cyst patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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156 doctors
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156 doctors
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77 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw colon cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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854 doctors
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854 doctors
Top 5%
426 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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2.4k doctors
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2.4k doctors
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1.2k doctors
Dr. Colaco saw pain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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65 doctors
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64 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw umbilical hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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75 doctors
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74 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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1.7k doctors
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1.7k doctors
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844 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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96 doctors
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96 doctors
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47 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw appendicitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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952 doctors
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952 doctors
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475 doctors
Dr. Colaco saw cellulitis patients in 2014–2017, 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. Colaco accepts.

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

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $3,721 – 10.9k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,733 – 8,369
Sigmoidoscopy $379 – 854

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. Colaco’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
12%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

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. Colaco’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Colaco’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. Colaco’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Colaco’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. Colaco’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Colaco 91%
Predicted for his patients 74%

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. Colaco’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Colaco’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. Colaco’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Colaco’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. Colaco’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Colaco 97%
Predicted for his patients 88%

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. Colaco’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Colaco’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. Colaco’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Colaco’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.

Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Colaco’s same-day biopsy rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Colaco 78%
Predicted for his patients 53%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

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

When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

To help you understand how Dr. Colaco’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Colaco’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Colaco’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Colaco’s rate of same-day biopsy 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. Colaco sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
431 Elmora Ave
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
207 miles away

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Credentials
  • St Elizabeth Health Center Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Mysore Medical College and Research Institute
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1974

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • 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
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield