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Dr. Theodore Dacosta Jr, MD

Gastroenterologist, Internist

Professional statement

Gastroenterology is a subspecialty of internal medicine. Gastroenterologists are practitioners that specialize in diseases of the digestive system, which is also called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Gastroenterologists have an in-depth understanding of how food moves through the digestive tract and digestion (the physical and chemical processes by which food is broken down). This includes how nutrients are absorbed and waste products are removed. Gastroenterologists also monitor the digestive function of the liver. Dr. Dacosta has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the: •Biliary System (Liver, Pancreas, Gallbladder, & Bile Ducts) •Esophagus •Large Intestine (Colon) •Small Intestine •Stomach

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AmeriGroup
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Saint Michael's Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Medical Society of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Society

Awards and publications

  • DaCosta, MD., Theodore, N. Latif, MD.: Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma: A rare primary liver cancer. The 24th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium. May 2013.
  • Arch Bishop McCarrick Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, Seton Hall University – 2013
  • Dr. George Perez Achievement Award for Outstanding Medical Teaching Attending, Saint Michael’s Medical Center – 2013
  • Outstanding Medical Teaching Attending Award Internal Medicine, Saint Michael’s Medical Center – 2002
  • DaCosta. MD., Theodore, S. Seth, MD., Y. Modi, MD., D. Gauchan, MD., L. Garretson, MD., M. Maroules. MD., G. Guron, MD.: A case of diffuse large B cell lymphoma of stomach in Klinefelter’s syndrome. The 24th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium. May 2013

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1558395673

Office locations

Empire Medical Associates

264 Boyden Ave.

Maplewood, NJ 07040

Empire Medical Associates

59 Main St, Suite 1

West Orange, NJ 07052

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He was awesome. Very attentive to my concerns and needs!
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Dr. Dacosta was a kind professional. He was very responsive to my fears & reservations . his attention to detail helped to facilitate my surgery that saved my life. No other choice for GI.
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Very thorough and kind explained everything!
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Visit went well very professional. I felt very comfortable. Would recommend to friends and family.
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Dr. Dacosta took the entire time with me that was needed to review my complete medical history and evaluate my current condition. I felt that I finally found a GI doctor that understands my symptoms and was going to be able to help me.
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He takes his time to examine & explains to pt perfectly.
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Dr. Dacosta was very kind and patient with me During my 1st visit. He made me feel comfortable and explained everything to me. He spent a lot of time w/ me and I feel better finally!
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