Dr. Craig Cook, MD

Dr. Craig Cook, MD

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47 y/o
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Dr. Craig Cook, MD is a general surgery specialist in Provo, UT and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Utah Surgical Associates

3550 N University Ave Ste 250

Provo, UT 84604
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cook performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Cook's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Cook's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cook "Craig Cook, MD, is a doctor specializing in general surgery practicing at Utah County Surgical Associates in Provo, Utah. General surgery is a surgical specialty focused primarily on the torso or abdominal region, including gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. General Surgeons also perform surgical procedures on the breast, including lumpectomy and mastectomy. Dr. Cook attended Medical School at University of Utah School of Medicine."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cook "You, the patient, are the most important person to our practice. We are committed to providing the best possible medical care. Excellence is our goal. We have worked to provide a full range of service and have highly trained and knowledgeable staff who have been together for some ten years plus. We look forward to being part of your medical team."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

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57  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Az
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cook has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cook's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cook to family and friends
243 total reviews (106 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (243)

  • 5
    (236)
  • 4
    (7)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Cook's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (106)

I had a laparoscopic appendectomy with Dr. Cook. He was so kind and did a great job explaining everything and addressing my concerns. He called my mom personally after the procedure to let her know how things went, which I thought was so great of him to take the time to do. When he checked on me in...more
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Dr Cook is a great surgeon, he explained how he will do the surgery, how long it could take. I felt very confident with him. He did a fine job. I feel a lot better now. Thank you Dr Cook.
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He was incredibly nice, and even did the incisions, so that they would look more cosmetically pleasing. He was really fast, and the only one I would trust, no matter how common the gallbladder removal is.
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Dr. Cook and the NPs (Jory and Christy) were all very good, considerate, knowledgeable, and thorough. They were able to explain the surgery and recovery and I felt comfortable in their hands. I had an endometrioma removed in my lower abdomen and surgery went great and recovery went really well. I'd...more
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Great experience with Dr.Cook and his staff. My entire experience was better than I expected.
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