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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

87 Ratings
17 Comments

Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

Associate Professor,
Assistant 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

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

87 Ratings
17 Comments

Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor, Childress Institute
Pediatrics

Research Interests

congenital defects, health services, research/outc

Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

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

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

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

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. Multicenter experience with minimally invasive stereotactic laser thermal amygdalohipppocampotomy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2013;54(Suppl 3):290.

Witcher MR, Couture D, Sam M, Popli G. 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]. Epilepsia. 2013;54(Suppl 3):190.

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

Pyle J, Glazier S, Couture D, Sanger C, Gordon S, David L. Spring-assisted surgery--a surgeon's manual for the manufacture and utilization of springs in craniofacial surgery. 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
Childress Institute
Pediatrics

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Daniel E. Couture, M.D.87 Ratings
17 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
4.8
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.7
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.8
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.8
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.2



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

2/24/2015

I have ALREADY recommended Dr. Couture and Wake Forest to friends of mine that have surgery in their future!

2/15/2015

All good experiences.

2/13/2015

*Dr. Couture is a wonderful doctor. He always listens to everything I have going on with my health and strives to offer the best treatment for the issue. I would highly recommend & have the utmost confidence in him.

1/31/2015

Wake Forest is a wonderful facility with lots of caring workers.

1/28/2015

*Dr. Couture is an awesome doctor that saved my life.

9/27/2014

provider encouraged me to not make a hasty decision about having surgery and by whom the surgery would be done.

9/18/2014

wonderful and very concerned!

9/17/2014

Job Well Done by All.

8/14/2014

like I said in the other section! we love dr couture he's one of the best drs I have ever met! he is so caring and personal! he makes you feel calm no matter how big the storm that's ahead of you! we will refer others and will continue to always use him!

8/8/2014

Dr. Couture is wonderful and I am so glad I am seeing him. He takes the time to explain and talk to you about your health concerns and makes you feel so much better.

7/21/2014

Everything was great. Will refer others to him.

6/25/2014

*Dr. Coutere has always explained my cyst in words that I could understand & answered all of my questions & listened to my concerns.

6/18/2014

he saved my son's life

5/25/2014

Very excellent Doctor

5/5/2014

With fully computerized records, history and test results available to providers and patients alike is such a wonderful benefit. I use mywakehealth internet page for appointments and test results even before I see the provider so I can ask questions when I do see them.

4/9/2014

Very pleased.

4/8/2014

We were very glad that Dr. Couture was very straightforward and told he us didn't know why one particular symptom keeps recurring. Honesty may not be comforting but it also gives us a realistic view of what's really happening.

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