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Daniel E. Couture, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.6 out of 5

100 Ratings
9 Comments
 

Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Cerebrovascular Surgery, Spina Bifida, Chiari Malformation/Syringomyelia, Neurosurgery, Neuroendoscopy, Pediatric Spine Surgery, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery (pediatric), Craniofacial Surgery

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4081

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Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Virginia, 2000
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, 2000
  • Internship, Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 2001
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 2006
  • Fellowship, Neurosurgery, Primary Childrens Hosp, 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Memberships

  • North Carolina Neurosurgical S
  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo
  • Am Cleft Palate-Craniofacial A
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Childrens' Oncology Group
  • Congress Of Neurological Surge
  • Forsyth County Medical Society

NPI Number

  • 1124210950
Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

100 Ratings
9 Comments
 

Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Pediatrics

Research Interests

Craniosynostoses; Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic; Infant; Syringomyelia; Cervical Vertebrae
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1018 | Department: 336-716-4081

Recent Publications

Long-term outcomes of pediatric cranial reconstruction using resorbable plating systems for the treatment of craniosynostosis. Branch LG, Crantford C, Cunningham T, Bharti G, Thompson J, Couture D, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2017;28(1):26-29.

A pivotal randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a novel hydrogel dural sealant as an adjunct to dural repair. Tew JM, Strong MJ, West GA, Woo H, Couture DE, Wilson JA, Munoz LF, Rosen CL, Greenlee JD, van Loveren HR, Iantosca M, Baird CJ, Smith M, McGirt M, Parish J, Asher AL.. Oper Neurosurg. 2017;13(2):204-212.

Long-term growth and alignment after occipitocervical and atlantoaxial fusion with rigid internal fixation in young children. Kennedy BC, D'Amico RS, Youngerman BE, McDowell MM, Hooten KG, Couture D, Jea A, Leonard J, Lew SM, Pincus DW, Rodriguez L, Tuite GF, Diluna ML, Brockmeyer DL, Anderson RC.. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016;17(1):94-102.

Accelerated unilateral radiographic Huntingtonian changes following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for a nongerminomatous germ cell tumor leading to identification of occult disease in the dorsal striatum. Lucas JT Jr, Zapadka M, Houseknecht K, Buckley KS, Couture DE, Brown DR.. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2016;38(2):161-162.

Laser interstitial thermal therapy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Wicks RT, Jermakowicz WJ, Jagid JR, Couture DE, Willie JT, Laxton AW, Gross RE.. Neurosurgery. 2016;79(Suppl 1):S83-S91.

Evaluating the safety and efficacy of tranexamic acid administration in pediatric cranial vault reconstruction. Crantford JC, Wood BC, Claiborne JR, Ririe DG, Couture DE, Thompson JT, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(1):104-107.

Extradural ossification following epidural hematoma in children: a rare but significant entity. Claiborne JR, Hoge MK, Wood BC, Couture DE, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(5):1500-1503.

Management of idiopathic pediatric syringohydromyelia. Rodriguez A, Kuhn EN, Somasundaram A, Couture DE.. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015;16(4):452-457.

Comparison of stereo-EEG and grid-implanted phase II patients' experience prior to epilspsy surgery: the Wake Forest experience [abstract]. Woodard V, Boggs J, Couture D, Laxton A, Popli G, Silvia M, Sam M, Munger-Clary H, Wong M, O'Donovan C.. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society; 2016 Dec 2-6; Houston (TX). 2015;():A2.171.

Definitive treatment of vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation with stereotactic radiosurgery. Triffo WJ, Bourland JD, Couture DE, McMullen KP, Tatter SB, Morris PP.. J Neurosurg. 2014;120(1):120-125.

Localization of interictal epileptiform activity using magnetoencephalography with synthetic aperture magnetometry in patients with a vagus nerve stimulator. Stapleton-Kotloski JR, Kotloski RJ, Boggs JA [sic] [Boggs JG], Popli G, O'Donovan CA, Couture DE, Cornell C, Godwin DW.. Front Neurol. 2014;5():244.

Multicenter experience with minimally invasive stereotactic laser thermal amygdalohipppocampotomy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy [abstract]. Willie JT, Gross RE, Mehta A, Sharan A, Sperling MR, Curry DJ, Wilfong A, Marsh WR, Danish SF, Wong S, Weinand M, Langevin JP, Labiner D, Couture D, Tandon N, Kalamangalam G.. Epilepsia. 2013;54(Suppl 3):290.

The use of minimally invasive MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy in the treatment of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy of children and young adults [abstract]. Witcher MR, Couture D, Sam M, Popli G.. Epilepsia. 2013;54(Suppl 3):190.

Efficacy of passive helmet therapy for deformational plagiocephaly: report of 1050 cases. Couture DE, Crantford JC, Somasundaram A, Sanger C, Argenta AE, David LR.. Neurosurg Focus. 2013;35(4):E4.

Authors' response [to Commentary on: Lantz PE, Couture DE. Fatal acute intracranial injury, subdural hematoma, and retinal hemorrhages caused by stairway fall. J Forensic Sci 2011;56(6):1648-53] [letter]. Lantz PE, Couture DE, Tillett J.. J Forensic Sci. 2012;57(2):562.

Midline dermoid cyst resulting in frontal bone erosion. Wood J, Couture D, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(1):131-134.

Acute hydrocephalus secondary to neurocysticercosis. Weber D, Stevens EA, Couture DE, Winslow JE.. J Emerg Med. 2012;43(2):342-343.

Increased incidence of metopic suture abnormalities in children with positional plagiocephaly. Fisher DC, Kornrumpf BP, Couture D, Glazier SS, Argenta LC, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(1):89-95.

Time-dependent perioperative anesthetic management and outcomes of the first 100 consecutive cases of spring-assisted surgery for sagittal craniosynostosis. Ririe DG, Smith TE, Wood BC, Glazier SS, Couture DE, Argenta LC, David LR.. Pediatr Anesth. 2011;21(10):1015-1019.

Fatal acute intracranial injury, subdural hematoma, and retinal hemorrhages caused by stairway fall. Lantz PE, Couture DE.. J Forensic Sci. 2011;56(6):1648-1653.

Outcome analysis of our first 75 spring-assisted surgeries for scaphocephaly. David LR, Plikaitis CM, Couture D, Glazier SS, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2010;21(1):3-9.

Occipitocervical instrumentation in the pediatric population using a custom loop construct: initial results and long-term follow-up experience. Couture D, Avery N, Brockmeyer DL.. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010;5(3):285-291.

Spinal injuries. Benzel EC, Couture D, Kim PK, Klineberg E, Lavelle WF, Miele VJ, Mohit AA, Montgomery WH, Reisenberg RI, Ugokwe KT. In: Samandouras G, ed. The neurosurgeon's handbook. New York: Oxford University Press;2010: 239-300.

Non-traumatic spinal disorders. Benzel EC, Couture D, Kim PK, Klineberg E, Lavelle WF, Miele VJ, Mohit AA, Montgomery WH, Reisenberg RI, Ugokwe KT. In: Samandouras G, ed. The neurosurgeon's handbook. New York: Oxford University Press;2010: 781-866.

Effects of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains on bacterial culture results: an in vitro analysis. Stevens EA, Palavecino E, Sherertz RJ, Shihabi Z, Couture DE.. J Neurosurg. 2010;113(1):86-92.

Antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains [editorial response]. Couture DE.. J Neurosurg. 2010;113(1):85.

Pediatric frontal mucocele secondary to a bifid frontal sinus septum. Plikaitis CM, Purzycki AR, Couture D, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2010;21(5):1525-1528.

Spring-assisted surgery--a surgeon's manual for the manufacture and utilization of springs in craniofacial surgery. Pyle J, Glazier S, Couture D, Sanger C, Gordon S, David L.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(6):1962-1968.

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Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Cerebrovascular Surgery, Spina Bifida, Chiari Malformation/Syringomyelia, Neurosurgery, Neuroendoscopy, Pediatric Spine Surgery, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery (pediatric), Craniofacial Surgery
Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Pediatrics

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Daniel E. Couture, M.D.100 Ratings
9 Comments


 

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP concern for questions/worries
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.7
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.7
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.2



Patient Comments

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8/28/2017

Loved Dr. Couture!!

8/22/2017

Dr. Couture is an excellent physician. I appreciate all the time he gave me and the quality of his care.

8/7/2017

I had hope for my FUTURE.

7/12/2017

No issues

5/18/2017

Dr. Corture went beyond ny expectations and made his follow-up phone call two days after my visit personally to advise me of my results. Not his nurse or inside support but took time to call me himself...Very good

4/3/2017

ALWAYS a VERY good experience.

1/29/2017

Dr. Couture is great with my small toddler. He listens to all concerns and addresses them with compassion. We love Dr. Couture!!!

1/24/2017

Dr. Couture is a perfectionist! We love him! We consider ourselves very lucky to have had him do my surgery since he is so skilled and so concerned with his patients. I would never recommend anyone else!

11/2/2016

*Dr. Couture is a wonderful doctor. I have total & complete trust in him and am blessed to have him helping to care for me. I always value his advice and opinion. I would highly recommend him to anyone having issues.

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