Dr. James Decou, MD

Dr. James Decou, MD

Pediatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. James Decou, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1988 and specializes in pediatric surgery.

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

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Top Care Areas

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

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1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

28  Conditions Treated

35  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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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Decou's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Decou performed surgery on mu six year old daughter today and did an amazing job. Highly recommend him!
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