Dr. Craig Cook, MD

Dr. Craig Cook, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Craig Cook, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Provo, UT. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Cook is affiliated with Mountain View Hospital, Timpanogos Regional Hospital, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and American Fork Hospital.

Utah Surgical Associates

3550 N University Ave Ste 250

Provo, UT 84604
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Cook's Experience

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 General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • 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 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
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • 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.


  • 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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Mountain View Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Cook is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Cook's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cook to family and friends
based on 189 total reviews (64 with comments)
Dr. Cook's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (64)
in Mapleton, UT |
Great office staff & great doctor!!
Orem, UT |
All staff members were patient and respectful. All my questions were thoroughly answered. This includes office visits as well as the surgical process.
in Mountain Green, UT |
I had a serious accident and felt I was given great care and advice. I was impressed that the nurses respected him and had great confidence in him.
Lehi, UT |
Dr Cook is wonderful! He took time to listen to my concerns and talked to me about what treatment he thought would be best. I would recommend him to anyone!
in Orem, UT |
I had a very positive experience with Dr. Cook. He was nothing but a professional and highly skilled.surgeon I would recommend him to anyone in need of a General Surgeon.
in Orem ut |
I have had a rough go I had 50+ stomach and lower prosedurs and almost bleed to death 7 times. Thanks to dr cook I'm in no pain and I'm only 3 weeks out of a billrothII THIS MAN SAVED MY LIFE.
in Provo, UT |
Dr. Cook is the best! He is my first choice for a surgeon and I tell everyone I know who is a general surgery candidate that he should be their first choice.
Dr Cook took time to listen and to evaluate what might be happening. He made suggestions of other treatments to try and test to have run to make sure he would be able to address the problem and not just symptoms He was understanding and patient . He treated us like person and not a number. He has a great staff. They are helpful and kind.
in Orem |
Dr. Cook is a dedicated and amazing surgeon and physician. I have had more than one surgery because of a recurring health issue. My quality of life is very good because of his exceptional care and expertise each time. I trust him. He also has a very competent and caring staff.
in Eagle Mountain, UT |
Peculiar stomach pain led to getting an ultrasound, revealing a large gallstone. With the prognosis being to remove the gallbladder, my wife — a retired nurse of 12 years — recommended Dr. Cook, having worked with him for years. She always appreciated his level of care and expertise. I did indeed experience a high level of care from Dr. Cook and team. The process was efficient and the recovery without issue, aside from the expected discomfort and pain post-op. #trust #confidence #professional
in Pleasant Grove, UT |
Very Friendly, Professional. At the top of his field. Very successful surgery.
in Alpine, UT |
Very professional and helpful from the beginning to after the surgery. Staff was helpful and Dr. Cook was very patient, kind and informative throughout the entire process.
in Spanish Fork, UT |
I have nothing but the BEST to say about Dr. Cook. He has literally saved my life more than once. He loves, He cares, He has exercised his God given talents to the max. As long as he is practicing, I'll go to nobody else. I love the staff as well. They are SO nice and professional.
in Orem, UT. |
My experience with Dr. Cook was terrific. Both he and his staff were attentive to my concerns, and helped me feel comfortable with the surgical decision that needed to be made in my behalf.
in Provo, UT |
I was very impressed with the knowledge and nice personalities of the whole staff at Doctor Cook's office! They made me feel very at ease and when I called with a question I got it answered right away!
in Provo Utah |
The best advice I received when looking for a general surgeon was to go to Dr. Cook. It was pretty unanimous from several friends in healthcare. Thanks to his office, Jordy and all the staff at Central Utah Surgery for an outstanding outcome.
in Orem, UT |
Could not be better.
This review is long overdue. Dr. Cook is an amazing doctor. My son was super nervous to get some moles removed and Dr. Cook took the time to explain the procedure and be a friend. Even when my son got anxious about the needles just before surgery, he was very patient and kind. The surgery went as planned.Dr. Cook did a fantastic job on the surgery. I would definitely recommend Dr. Cook!
in Provo, UT |
My first surgical consult in Utah was with Dr Cook. From that moment forward everyone I come in contact with tells me how lucky I am. Dr Cook exudes genuine goodness. He does not talk down to you and listens intently. He has a great working relationship with his practitioners and that creates a positive experience from start to finish.
in Orem, Utah |
Dr Cook is friendly, haso great bed side manners and is the best surgeon I have ever had. He listens and is genuinely concerned for his patients.
in Orem, UT |
Everything went well. My questions were answered. The surgery went well and the pain management was good. I don't want to have another operation, but I would go back to Dr. Cook if one was needed.
in American Fork, UT |
I feel like Dr. Cook really wants to do what is right for the patient. I feel like he takes the time to listen and address my concerns. One evening when I was concerned about something post-surgery, he called me back within 10 minutes. I have total confidence in his opinion and instructions. I am very happy with the results of my last surgery. His finish work is excellent and rivals that of the best plastic surgeon. His office staff is great and friendly too.
in Pleasant Grove, UT |
Dr. Cook is as close to perfect as one can get. He is an amazing physician and even a more amazing person! He truly cares about and for each and every one of his patients. It is evident to everyone that knows him that he is a physician because he truly loves what he does and genuinely loves to help people. Thank you Dr. Cook
in Lehi, UT |
Dr. Cook and his NP's are the best in the business. I went in for triple hernia repair. The team addressed all my concerns without me feeling rushed and didn't make me feel like I was just another warm body through the door. Post surgery I have had significantly less pain than anticipated. The repair was more extensive than originally thought, but Dr. Cook corrected everything with expert precision and care. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TEAM!!!
in Orem, UT |
Dr. Cook was very accommodating and understanding. He was able to work me in to his very busy schedule to accommodate my window of opportunity.
in Sunnyside, Utah |
I'm a 60 year old male that made his wife go to Dr. with him. I had to get surgery before insurance ended. After meeting the nicest staff we met the Doctor and were instantly comfortable enough we were all laughing. Dr. Cook done my triple hernia surgery the next day and after a 110 mile trip home I was amazed how good I felt already. We tell everyone how lucky we were to have him do my surgery. This is one really good and really cool Dr. Mark M highly recommends Dr. Cook to everyone.
in Levan Utah |
NP Christy was the BEST!??
in Orem, UT |
Dr Cook did a fantastic job. He was ver professional, and both the surgery and recovery went far better than expected. I visited his office twice and never had to wait long. I also enjoyed that all pre-work and questionnaires were conducted ahead of time and online.
in Provo, UT |
He did great work repairing my hernias. I never had to wait around in his office. He was on schedule and ready for me at the time of my appointment.
in Orem, UT |
Dr. Cook is an excellent surgeon and I would highly recommend him to anyone having surgery in his field of expertise. He knows how to communicate with patients and will answer any questions asked. Overall great doctor and great guy!
Provo, UT |
He is knowledgeable and skilled. He is also efficient and personable, and his office staff and nurse practitioners are also. I would recommend Dr. Cook to anyone needing surgery or a consultation about possible surgery.
in Orem, UT |
Dr. Cook and his staff take the time to make sure you understand what is going on I never felt rushed or that if I asked a question that the time to make sure I understood the answer would be taken.
in Provo, UT |
Dr. Cook was very competent and caring. His assistants were exceptionally good at listening to my problems and answering my questions.
in American Fork, UT |
DR. Cook is one of the very best Doctors I have had. He is very skilled and has good "bedside manners" also!
in Provo, UT |
He is very caring and concerned with your health. He actually sits and listens to what you have to say, and doesn't discount anything you say. He is a wonderful doctor!!
in Orem, UT |
Dr. Cook was the surgeon on call when I had a complication occur from a previous surgery. I was afraid when I heard that I would have to have emergency surgery. When I met Dr. Cook and his Assistant, Jory, they were kind and compassionate and made me feel that everything was going to be fine. The staff in the ER and in my hospital room later told me that he is one of the best doctors around and that I was so fortunate. I am well now and so grateful for this competent caring doctor and assistant.
in Saratoga Springs, Utah |
Very Competent. Friendly. Straight to the point. Thorough. Does not order extra tests if problem is considered identified. No time wasted in office visits. Surgery was as easy as could be. Follow up and calls from office regarding welfare were done and made me feel important.
Cedar Hills, Utah |
Dr. Cook is an excellent doctor. He spends time talking with you to discuss and answer questions. He is very thorough. He is friendly and makes sure you are comfortable and understand all of the options available.
Provo, UT |
I highly recommend Dr. Cook to anyone looking for a caring and knowledgable surgeon. His office staff is kind and prompt with their followups and interaction with patients. Dr. Cook takes time with you to explain procedures and go over your recent test results.
Spanish Fork, UT |
Dr. Cook is very good at describing what needs to be done.
in Alpine, UT |
I was lucky. I met with my primary care physician complaining of abdominal pain. He recommended blood tests and CT scan. I went to Timpanogos Regional Hospital for the test because of my healthcare plan. The tests showed high white blood cell counts and the CT scan showed blockage in the intestinal track. Dr. Cook was the doctor on duty at the time. I have since learned that I was very blessed to have him be the one to treat me and ultimately perform my surgery. My care has been excellent!
in Orem, UT |
I never spent much time waiting during appointments. Dr. Cook and staff are quick to get you from waiting area to exam room and are in to see you right away. This is awesome and not something a lot of physicians prioritize. Dr. Cook also spent the time needed to explain all relevant information and answer all questions. The surgery went as expected and all follow-up care was thorough. In the unfortunate event that you need Dr. Cook's services, he is a great surgeon! All staff were also great!
in American Fork, UT |
Excellent experience! I scored a hat trick of hernias: one umbilical and two inguinal. Dr. Cook and Jori (despite the fact that he is a Ute fan) were both awesome. They clearly explained the probable causes of my condition and in great (and accurate) detail told me how the day of the surgery would go. They also took time to explain what to expect with recovery. So far, it's going just like they said it would. I liked the fact that they treated me as an individual and gave me any time I needed.
in Springville, UT |
He is a GOOD Doctor!
in Orem |
I was in the hospital over Christmas 2 yrs in a row. I had a huge hernia I went from a 47 inch was to a 34 inch. He also got rid of my MRSA that I had had for about 5 yrs. He saw me everyday I was in the hospital even on Christmas.
in Orem |
He took me from 47 inch waist to a 34 inch I had a hugh herina. He also got rid my MRSA. He never past my off to another Dr I was under his hospital care two yrs in a row over Christmas and saw me every day including Christmas.
in Delta, UT |
Very good at bringing procedure explanation to patient understanding level. Professional and very personable at the same time.
Provo, UT |
Dr. Cook was kind, knowledgable, and professional in his manner. The total surgery plan was explained prior to surgery as well as proper post op care.
in Spanish Fork |
Met with him for a few minutes before surgery, but worked with the Nurse Practitioner in the office. I have felt much better since the surgery. Unfortunately it took too many doctor visits, urgent care, emergency room visits to get some help. Thank you for listening to me and helping me and not telling me there is nothing wrong as I had been told in all my previous visits to the medical offices. I appreciate it.
in Orem, UT |
Best Dr. I have ever had. Takes time, fantastic follow-up. Truly made me feel like he has my best interest as a priority. The result of his surgery was perfect!
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Dr. Cook accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • PEHP
  • SelectHealth
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Cook has admitting privileges

Mountain View Hospital
1000 E 100 N
Payson, UT 84651
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Timpanogos Regional Hospital
750 W 800 N
Orem, UT 84057
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American Fork Hospital
170 N 1100 E
American Fork, UT 84003
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Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
1034 N 500 W
Provo, UT 84604
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