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Dr. Guilherme Costa has the following 2 specialties
- Transplant Surgery
Transplant surgeons are trained to transplant organs from donors, whether living or deceased, to the patients in need. This includes liver, lung, heart, intestine, pancreas and kidney transplants as well as tissue, bone marrow and cornea transplants. Kidney disease, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and serious infections are just a few reasons you might need a transplant.
Your surgeon will consult with you prior to the operation for a pre-transplant evaluation and they will see you through your healing process to ensure you have no complications. Some surgeons get additional training and education on pediatric transplants to provide special care to children.
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Not only was he knowledgeable of my condition but he also took the time to truly listen to my story, concerns and questions, and respond to them as well as amy issues that arose postoperatively. His level of expertise is second to none and his demeanor truly exemplifies a man very dedicated to his craft and calling of taking care of others.
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2015, 2016, 2018)
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Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2018)
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Dr. Guilherme Costa accepts the following insurance providers.
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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