Dr. James Decou, MD

Dr. James Decou, MD

Pediatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(6)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Decou, MD is a pediatric surgery doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

330 Barclay Ave NE Ste 202

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Information

(616) 458-1722

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Spectrum Health

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 91% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
high
more than 85% of peers
Appendicitis
high
more than 84% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Pediatric Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • St Jude Chldns Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Yale University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Decou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Decou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Decou to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews
Dr. Decou's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Decou accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
    Coventry Health Care of Tennessee PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Spectrum Health

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Decou has admitting privileges

Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital
100 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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