Dr. Michael Cookson, MD

Dr. Michael Cookson, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Michael Cookson, MD is an urology specialist in Oklahoma City, OK and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1988 and specializes in urology and urologic oncology.Read his story

800 NE 10th St # Prostate

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Oklahoma
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Bladder Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Prostate Removal
very high
more than 99% of peers
Kidney Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Cookson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cookson "A graduate of the OU's College of Medicine, residency at U.T. San Antonio and a Uro-Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. I also received a Master's in Health Care from Vanderbilt. I am certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology. With over 20 years of experience focusing on prostate and urologic cancers, he moved back to Oklahoma City to help build the largest Urologic Oncology Program in the state based at the Stephenson Cancer Center. In addition to a busy clinical and surgical practice, education and research have been a mainstay of my career. This has led to the integration of evidence based medicine and clinical care pathways, enhanced guidelines, and improved education as a member of the AUA/ABU Exam Committee and Chair of the SUO's OKAT. I was the chair of the AUA's CPRC Guidelines Panel. I am the President elect of the Society of Urologic Oncology, the largest National organization that helps guide training and the practice of urologic cancer at the National level. He has authored more 300 peer-reviewed publications. He is a member of the AAGUS, a group of only 75 practicing urologists in the United States and numerous professional societies. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cookson "As a Urologist caring for patients with urologic cancers, I try my best every day to provide the most state-of-the-art care with compassion and understanding that each person goes through this one time and needs help every step of the way. I practice evidenced based medicine in a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care."

2  Specialties

  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

23  Conditions Treated

35  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Bladder Exstrophy Repair
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bladder Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Brachytherapy
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cryoablation of Prostate
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracentesis
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Bladder Reconstruction With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Oklahoma Norman, Ok
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Tex San Antonio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Tex San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Meml Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Masters In Health Care Management
    Other Education | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cookson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cookson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cookson to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cookson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr Cookson was very knowledgeable and kept us informed of our conditions and path forward options. Taking the time to answer questions that we had. We felt fortunate to have him as my husband's physician
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