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

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4.7 out of 5

100 Ratings
16 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, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2001
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2006
  • Fellowship, Neurosurgery, Primary Childrens Hosp, 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Pediatric 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

4.7 out of 5

100 Ratings
16 Comments
 

Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Pediatrics

Research Interests

Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic; Head Protective Devices; Retinal Hemorrhage; Hematoma, Subdural, Acute; Brain Injuries
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Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

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.

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.

All Publications

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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

4.7 out of 5

Daniel E. Couture, M.D.100 Ratings
16 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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.7
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
4.8
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.5



Patient Comments

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7/21/2016

*Dr.Couture treated me with respect and understanding. THis was a first time visit, but my fears were laid to rest.

7/20/2016

gave us time to think and absorb what we told. leave room and came back to answer more questions we had. We made a plan together.

5/25/2016

I wouldn't go to anyone else for any back issues. This is the second time I've had to have surgery and I have to utmost confidence in him.

5/22/2016

I am a nurse at Baptist and would highly recommend Dr Couture. He is by far the best physician I have ever seen. He took the absolute best care of me and my family, answered all of our questions, performed my surgery without any complication and minimal scarring. He truly has a heart and gift for medicine and it comes through when he is speaking with you. I always felt comfortable asking him questions at appointments

5/3/2016

One of the best doctors you have!

4/26/2016

was very pleased with my care provider.

4/20/2016

*Dr. Conture is a skilled surgeon with excellent communication skills and bedside manner. ALl residents would do well to emulate him.

4/19/2016

I heard a lot of great thing about him but once he walked in his bed side table manner was bad he didn't even shake my hand or my husband I feel like we were wasting his time. I feel very discourage about coming bake to him

3/28/2016

Seen by PA & doctor, both provided great care.

3/18/2016

Great.

2/24/2016

Very caring staff.

2/23/2016

Very good experience!

1/25/2016

*Dr. Couture is a fabulous doctor and I feel truly blessed to be under his care. He really cares for his patients and carefully considers what the best treatment is for his patient.

12/24/2015

very good

12/1/2015

*Dr. Couture is an absolutely wonderful doctor. I feel truly blessed to have him caring for me the always puts great amount of thought into my treatment and discusses the best options.

11/16/2015

Have recommended 2 others.

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