Dr. Jean Valery Coumans, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Dr. Jean Valery Coumans, MD
Dr. Jean Valery Coumans, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Coumans is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Patient Comments (6)
Boston, MA |
I believe Dr. Coumans is an extraordinary man. However, I had a pars defect in L5-S1 that was preventing me from playing sports and standing for more than ten minutes at a time. After acupuncture, PT two epidural shots and rest, I decided to go for the surgery. It has turned out to be the worst decision of my life. I am now in constant pain. The surgeons don't feel confident revising the surgery. I'm 41 and have been passed to pain management. I worry for my future. Consider the risks carefully.
in Danvers, MA |
I had broken the pars off my bottom vertebrate many years ago and the spine had slid forward on the L5-S1 joint. He said I could wait as long as I wanted but I would eventually need a fusion. It was a clear case for it. He did the surgery. I woke up and the pain in my hips was gone. It has been three years now. I am playing my sports, riding my bicycles, snowboarding and riding my motorcycles again! Dr. Coumans is amazing. I felt very comfortable going through this huge operation with him
Cambridge, MA |
Dr. Coumans is a very special individual that performed a double laminectomy and double discectomy on me this past December. He is not only a great surgeon but goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable and spends as much time as you need to explain the procedures. I am already back to playing golf, working out and doing almost everything I was able to do before the problems started.
in Greenville, RI |
I have been treating with Dr Coumans for roughly 11 years. His measure of commitment and professionalism has been beyond expectation, and he communicates your condition, and prospective avenues of care, with clarity and patience. I've experienced a significant degree of relief with each procedure I've had. I'm reminded every day of how I'm still able to work each day by virtue of the sacrifices of people like this. Being of measured means I don't know how to be more thankful.
in Naples, FL |
Operated several times on me and did a spinal fusion. Excellent surgeon, Talented, compassionate physician who really got me back in sports when I never thought I would. Just a very , very fine, intelligent physician and person!
in Saugus, Massachusetts |
Dr.Jean-Valery Coumans did my 5 hour back surgery several years ago and I highly recommended him! He fused three discs together and placed two rods in my back. I was throwing my back out every other day and finally gave in. It was the best thing I've ever done! He is very smart and easy to talk to. My uncle had him do his back surgery and recommended me to see him.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Georgetown University Med Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Georgetown University Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities