Ryan DeCoons, MD


Ryan DeCoons, MD

Sports Medicine

Dr. DeCoons is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine, specializing in arthroscopy and arthroplasty of the knee and shoulder. After graduating from Princeton University, he earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers). He completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, including an additional research year in the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory. Following his residency, Dr. DeCoons completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the UHZ Sports Medicine Institute in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. DeCoons was in private practice in Macon, GA, before joining Augusta University. He has served as a team physician at all competitive levels throughout his training and practice, including providing care for the Florida International University football team and the Florida Panthers hockey team (NHL). Dr. DeCoons continues to serve as a team physician at the high school, collegiate (Augusta University, Paine College), and professional (Augusta GreenJackets) level in his role at Augusta University. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He will be seeing patients at Augusta University's West Wheeler (Augusta) and Lake Oconee (Greensboro) locations. He will be performing surgery at Augusta University Medical Center (Augusta), the Surgery Center of Columbia County (Evans), and St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital (Greensboro).

  • Specialties

    Sports Medicine


  • Language(s)



Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Certified

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Rober Wood Johnson Medical School (Camden, NJ)

Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Fellowship: UHZ Sports Medicine Institute (Coral Gables, FL)

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Dr. DeCoons’s Reviews

May 22, 2024

He is a great doctor

May 8, 2024

My providers are all good and they explain everything very well and easy to understand

March 20, 2024


February 8, 2024

Dr. Decoons was excellent!

February 7, 2024

Provider was very cold and dismissive. He was too happy to refer me to another doctor

December 15, 2023

He talked to me as a person, and never talked down to me, he made me feel comfortable

December 1, 2023

I would highly recommend this office to anyone

November 15, 2023

With discussion of probable xxx procedure & lack of thoroughness in providing all necessary information (specific risks of surgery) with initial surgery in xxx (I wasnt familiar with most xxx surgical procedures); I had more questions to ask this time.

November 10, 2023

As I was a non-surgical patient, provider was a surgeon and was professional in his care. I felt that it was clear that his preference was for surgical candidates. (The physician 8I typically saw left the practice and I was scheduled for this physician.

November 10, 2023

He gave all options and his recommendations and allowed me to make a decision.

October 19, 2023

Didn't diagnose the issue, waste of time and money. I could have just gone to a physical therapist on my own.

September 6, 2023

Examination was thorough recommendations for treatment explained as well as the next steps going forward.

August 25, 2023

I don't have anything bad to say.They all were very professional and courtesy.I'm looking forward to my next visit

August 7, 2023

His explanation and drawing of what needed to be addressed, helped me understand what was going to happen.

July 28, 2023

This was my first visit to Dr. Decoons, he took the time to explain the plan of action for my care.

July 5, 2023

The provider is superb! I am confident he understood my knee problem. He is obviously brilliant and experienced. He was friendly and concerned. He affirmed my physical therapist's approach. He is low key which I appreciate. I am extremely impressed with Dr. DeCoons

May 19, 2023


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