Dr. Jan Dekker, MD

Dr. Jan Dekker, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
70 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jan Dekker, MD is a general surgery specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Jan J. Dekker, MD, LLC

8316 Arlington Blvd Ste 410

Fairfax, VA 22031
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
more than 98% of peers
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more than 96% of peers
Inguinal Hernia
very high
more than 96% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

65  Conditions Treated

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55  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Erasmus Universiteit, Faculteit Der Geneeskunde
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dekker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Jan Dekker, MD
Horrible experience. He doesn't answer questions, is very vague, and after care was non-existent. He left behind 2 stitches after supposedly taking them all out. Was left with an open wound that was clearly infected, but which he refused to culture or properly treat. 5 months later, I'm finally...Read More
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Falls Church – May 30, 2018
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I had emergency gall bladder surgery while on vacation in Tyson's Corner, VA. Dr .Dekker was my surgeon and he was exceptional in every way. He was extremely competent and personable. I am also a physician and I know a great doctor when I see one.
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David in Swarthmore – Mar 31, 2018
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He is one of the best. I had an operation last month, he did a best job, no pain, very professional, He called himself two time after operation and make sure every thing is ok. I appreciate his knowledge and nice manner. I am very satisfy. I do recommend him for anyone who is looking for a good...Read More
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Mehdi in Reston, VA – Mar 09, 2018
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Dr. Dekker was recommended to me by a trusted physician. While I have no doubt that he may have been an excellent surgeon, I fear that he is currently ‘phoning it in’ until retirement. He doesn’t listen to patient concerns or take the time to explain his findings. Had I been less proactive in my...Read More
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Dec 21, 2017
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His surgery lead to the death of my grandmother. He Identified a gallstone as the source of pain for my 87 yr old grandmother when it was likely a new medication she was taking, performed surgery to remove her gallbladder that experts later told us was unnecessary. During surgery he cut her...Read More
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Oxon Hill, MD – May 17, 2017
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