Dr. James Decou, MD
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Pediatric Surgery | Male

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Dr. James Decou, MD is a pediatric surgery doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Decou is affiliated with Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital.

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  • Average wait time
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      •  Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
      •  Board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
      •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • General Surgery
      • Pediatric Surgery

      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
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Esophageal Fistula
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Graft vs Host Disease
      • Hernia
      • Hidradenitis
      • Hodgkin's Disease
      • Inguinal Hernia
      • Intestinal Atresia
      • Meckel's Diverticulum
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Pyloric Stenosis
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Ventral Hernia

      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Michigan Medical School

        Graduated in 1988

      • Residency Hospital
        Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital

        Completed in 1993

      • Fellowship Hospital
        St Jude Chldns Hospital

        Completed in 1995

        Yale University

        Completed in 1997

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Surgery

      Procedures Performed

      • 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
      • Esophagomyotomy
      • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
      • Frenectomy
      • Gallbladder Removal
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      • Gastroenterology Procedures
      • Gastrotomy
      • 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
      • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
      • Puncture Aspiration
      • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
      • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
      • Splenectomy
      • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy