Dr. James DeCaestecker, DO

Dr. James DeCaestecker, DO

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Trauma Surgery

Dr. James DeCaestecker, DO is a Trauma Surgery Specialist in Englewood, OH and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Des Moines University, College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital, winner of the Critical Care Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital South. His office accepts new patients.


Gem City Surgeons

Gem City Surgeons at Miami Valley Hospital North Campus9000 North Main St Ste 233 Englewood, OH 45415
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Gem City Surgeons in Middletown4040 ROOSEVELT BLVD Middletown, OH 45044
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(937) 401-0799

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  • Practices at Top Hospital Critical Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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Nice experience, I found the directional signage a bit lacking. More would be nice
Mar 15, 2022
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Good experience overall!
Mar 15, 2022
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Very nice and very professional people.
Mar 08, 2022
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Thanks for getting me in on a short notice
Mar 04, 2022
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Immediately addressed unreceived labs from another provider. Attentive, alert, confident, and spoke in laymen's terms. All staff pleasant and receptive
Feb 01, 2022
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my experience with this group was very positive and my problem was fixed
Jan 04, 2022
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Outside of waiting over an hour for my MD everything was great!
Dec 14, 2021
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Took over a month to get into office for follow-up after surgery after contacting on MyChart, and their response was to call office to make appointment. That is what I was using MyChart for. Last visit I sat in exam room for one hour for waiting for provider. Not happy with this one. Maybe there is another network provider I could use.
Dec 14, 2021
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Very Courteous,well trained, and professional.
Nov 16, 2021
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Obvious he hadn't even looked at my file.
Nov 16, 2021
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It was really nice at this Appt the Dr went over my results with me and explained what he will be doing for my procedure.
Nov 09, 2021
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Very positive.
Nov 02, 2021
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If I could give this man zero rating I would....when good Samaritan was still up and running back in 2017 I was admitted after having surgery that he was also I had no idea he was even affiliated with the surgeon I had at that point. But mind you after I had a partial colostomy ( which only had 15 cm of large intestines left) why any was left is beyond me, but anyway that has nothing to do with the fact that Dr. Decaesrecker ABSOLUTELY HAS NO BED SIDE MANNERS NOR DID HE ACT OR MADE ME FEEL LIKE HE CARED TELLING ME THERE WASNT A MIRACLE PILL TO FIX ME. HIS STUDENTS THAT 3 OF THEM TRIED TO APOLOGIZE HOW HE TREATED ME. I SAID WHY WOULD YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE WAY HE TREATED ME EVEN GOING ON SO FAR AS TO THAT HVING THE AUDACITY AND THAT IF I WOULD GEF OUT OF THE BED AND NOT JUST LAY THERE ALL THE TIME AFTER HIS STUDENT CAME AND GOT ME OUT OF BR TO RUB MY ARTERIES IN MY NECK TO BRING MY PULSE DONE BECAUSE IT WAS 180 SOMETHING AND I WAS ONLY IN THERE AFTER SITING UP.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Jess schoening – Oct 27, 2021
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The doctor was a bit rude. He seemed annoyed about my issue. I won't go back
Oct 01, 2021
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Had a great consultation and look forward to my treatments
Sep 28, 2021
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The staff were so kind and helpful. The doctor took his time with me and explained things really well.
Sep 01, 2021
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The staff and the doctor were wonderful.
Sep 01, 2021
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Awesome Service ????
Aug 31, 2021
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he was an hour late. this was the first time I had met him. gave no reason why and no apology. minimal explination and then called the next day to schedule my surgery, that he said I could wait till winter. not impressed at all.
Aug 31, 2021
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It is nice when you meet people that are friendly and seem to love what their doing..
Aug 24, 2021
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Dr. DeCaestecker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Delta Health System
Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS)
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Galaxy Health Network
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HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
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Molina Healthcare
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About Me


James E. de Caestecker, DO, FACS is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Health Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency...Read more


  • Trauma Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery


Hahnemann University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Massachusetts Medical School
Internship Hospital
Des Moines University, College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (937) 401-0799, and for other questions, call (937) 832-9310.

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What are Dr. James DeCaestecker, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. DeCaestecker frequently treats Incisional Hernia, Abdominoplasty, and Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair. See all procedures and conditions Dr. DeCaestecker treats.

Where is Dr. James DeCaestecker, DO's office located?

Dr. DeCaestecker's office is located at 9000 North Main St Ste 233, Englewood, OH 45415. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. James DeCaestecker, DO offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. DeCaestecker is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Miami Valley Hospital South

Centerville, OH

Miami Valley Hospital North

Dayton, OH

Upper Valley Medical Center

Troy, OH

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Atrium Medical Center

Middletown, OH

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Miami Valley Hospital

Dayton, OH

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021)