Dr. Andrew S. Cook, MD

Dr. Andrew S. Cook, MD

Gynecologic Surgery | Male | 59 years old

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Dr. Cook's patients are followed up long-term to evaluate treatment success rates and to monitor their ongoing progress. Of all of our patients, two-thirds reported an ongoing reduction of symptoms of at least 75% and over half of our patients reported over 90% improvement in their pain.  In the vast majority of patients, a single laparoscopic surgery with Dr. Cook was sufficient in removing all disease without recurrence or need for reoperation.  Of all of Dr. Cook's endometriosis patients from the past decade, only 17% required repeat pelvic surgery and under 10% were found to have recurrent or persistent endometriosis.  We appreciate that surgery may only be one piece in an evolving puzzle to restore a patient's health. We therefore offer a range of individualized therapies in addition to surgery to help achieve optimal relief in all of our patients.  Many of our patients have suffered for years from this debilitating disease and have undergone multiple previous failed surgeries before coming to us. We are committed to helping you on your journey to recovery each and every step of the way, no matter what it takes to achieve success.

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Specialties

  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Alternative Care
  • Gynecology
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Board Certifications

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

Dr. Cook says..

Dr. Cook is one of only a handful of highly experienced specialists in the treatment of endometriosis & pelvic pain worldwide.  He is unique in his comprehensive holistic approach to his patients' overall health, combining traditional Western medicine and surgical treatment with complementary, integrative care and a holistic philosophy. Dr. Cook is known for his compassion & dedication to his patients. He takes the time to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each patient's specific situation and preferences, offering a truly patient-centered experience. His advanced skills in minimally invasive surgery for endometriosis and other complex gynecological conditions have made Dr. Cook a leader in the field. Recent awards include "Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures", AAGL, prizes and scholarships for his academic work and surgical performance, invitations to lecture worldwide, and membership in multiple professional organizations, including the AAGL and International Pelvic Pain Society. In becoming a leading endometriosis specialist, Dr. Cook has developed a strong skill set & philosophy that allow him to treat patients with respect and dignity. He brings forward thinking and compassion to each patient, allowing them to achieve optimal health and wellness.

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  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Endometriosis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Vulvar Pain
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis of Colon
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Female Infertility
  • Food Allergy
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Insulin Resistance Syndrome
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Diseases
  • Ovulatory Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Post-Menopausal Problems
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Stage 4 Endometriosis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Tubal Adhesion
  • Tubal Block
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvodynia
  • Yeast Infections

Procedures Performed

Dr. Cook says..

Dr. Andrew Cook is considered one of the leading endometriosis specialists worldwide, both for his many years of experience and success in advanced excision surgery and for his comprehensive approach to treating pelvic pain.

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  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecologic Ultrasound
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopic Resection of Fibroids and Polyps
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysteroscopy Sterilization
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laser Laparoscopy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal
  • Ultrasound, Transvaginal
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Wesley Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Wesley Medical Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Northern Colorado

    Graduated in 1981

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Cook's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gynecologic Surgery
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Cook's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Cook

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Cook's Care Philosophy

I founded Vital Health Institute to address the need for a new paradigm in women's healthcare. The result is an exceptional gynecological practice that caters to women with a variety of health problems, and is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain and endometriosis. Our philosophy is to provide comprehensive women's healthcare with empathy, compassion, and world-class medical credentials. Our mission is simple: implement this philosophy to the highest-possible standards.

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Dr. Cook says...

Dr. Cook is one of only a handful of highly experienced specialists in the treatment of endometriosis & pelvic pain worldwide.  He is unique in his comprehensive holistic approach to his patients' overall health, combining traditional Western medicine and surgical treatment with complementary, integrative care and a holistic philosophy. Dr. Cook is known for his compassion & dedication to his patients. He takes the time to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each patient's specific situation and preferences, offering a truly patient-centered experience. His advanced skills in minimally invasive surgery for endometriosis and other complex gynecological conditions have made Dr. Cook a leader in the field. Recent awards include "Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures", AAGL, prizes and scholarships for his academic work and surgical performance, invitations to lecture worldwide, and membership in multiple professional organizations, including the AAGL and International Pelvic Pain Society. In becoming a leading endometriosis specialist, Dr. Cook has developed a strong skill set & philosophy that allow him to treat patients with respect and dignity. He brings forward thinking and compassion to each patient, allowing them to achieve optimal health and wellness.

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Dr. Cook says...

Dr. Andrew Cook is considered one of the leading endometriosis specialists worldwide, both for his many years of experience and success in advanced excision surgery and for his comprehensive approach to treating pelvic pain.

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Dr. Cook says...

Dr. Cook's patients are followed up long-term to evaluate treatment success rates and to monitor their ongoing progress. Of all of our patients, two-thirds reported an ongoing reduction of symptoms of at least 75% and over half of our patients reported over 90% improvement in their pain.  In the vast majority of patients, a single laparoscopic surgery with Dr. Cook was sufficient in removing all disease without recurrence or need for reoperation.  Of all of Dr. Cook's endometriosis patients from the past decade, only 17% required repeat pelvic surgery and under 10% were found to have recurrent or persistent endometriosis.  We appreciate that surgery may only be one piece in an evolving puzzle to restore a patient's health. We therefore offer a range of individualized therapies in addition to surgery to help achieve optimal relief in all of our patients.  Many of our patients have suffered for years from this debilitating disease and have undergone multiple previous failed surgeries before coming to us. We are committed to helping you on your journey to recovery each and every step of the way, no matter what it takes to achieve success.