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Dr. Shon Cook, MD

Dr. Shon Cook, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 47

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Dr. Shon Cook, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Oklahoma City, OK and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular disorders, and more.


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Dr. Cook's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cook treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Cook treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cook treats Herniated Disc more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Cook treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Cauda Equina Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cook treats Cauda Equina Syndrome more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Cook treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Cook's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Endoscopy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glioma
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Hematoma
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Migraine
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Paracentesis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Care Philosophy

Patient comfort is as important as overall outcome. By using minimally invasive techniques in all aspects of neurosurgery, hospital stay and recovery time are shortened, while patient discomfort is minimized. Surgery should always be the last option ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1998
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School
1993
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School
2004
1999
1998
1993

Awards

Dr. Cook's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cook

4.0

Based on 82 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(2)
1 Star
23.170731707317074%
(19)

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Dr. Cook did surgery on a problem I’ve had for five years. He spent quite a bit of time with me on my initial visit. He quickly diagnosed it and he gave me the options, the probabilities of success and the side effects. I made the decision to have surgery and my pain was gone! Thank you, Dr. Cook!
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My son had a malignant brain tumor and Dr. Cook quite literally saved his life. He explained everything in a direct and confident manner. He went out of his way to ease my worries; even replying to my calls and email when he was out of the country. I highly recommend him. Thank you, Dr. Cook.
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Dr. Cook is easy to talk to and does his best to accommodate his patients’ schedules. He’s skilled and does excellent work. He has a stellar office staff that keeps the office running smoothly.
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Dr Cook did the most exceptional job in removing the tumor from my moms brain. She was left with no deficits and we are super happy with the surgery. He is not the most personal doctor but if you want a fabulous surgeon, dr cook is your guy.
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Awesome doctor,
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I have always appreciated the kind staff and expertise at Dr. Shon Cook's office. My questions and concerns are answered promptly. I feel they go above and beyond to make sure their patients are well-informed and receive great care. I would recommend Dr. Cook to anyone.
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Same experience as all the other poor ratings, rude. Waiting behind the laptop without a word. Then dissmissive attitude "why are you here?". "Everyone hurts, get over it". No nurse? And an office staff that are clueless. Disappointing to say the the least.
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First appt today, I must say some of these comments and reviews don't fit the man I met today. Dr. Cook seemed very pleasant and knowledgeable. He was very thorough in reviewing my medical history, which is quite extensive. I was very nervous going to a new Dr, but after our visit I feel very comfortable proceeding with the next procedure I will have to have done. I've already had surgery on my lower spine as well as ablations on the nerves in my back. Office staff very friendly as well.
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I was very comfortable about having Neuro Surgery after meeting Dr. Cook. He is very confident, which made me feel better, and I liked that he was direct to the point and explained everything that was going to take place. I have already recommended him to friends at church. While I was in the hospital 2 nurses told me what a good Dr he is and his patients always recovered quickly. (I went home the next day) I would highly recommend Dr Cook.
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Dr. Cook is very thorough in reviewing your medical history and current tests. If he is able to help you, he will do an excellent job from start to finish. He is professional and HONEST! If he cannot help improve your pain level and quality of life, he will be frank and tell you the truth! He employs a staff of good, caring, and very efficient folks who are considerate and thoughtful.
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Dr. Cook was very professional. He explained my MRI to my husband and I and what was going on inside my head. (I had been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia.) He explained the options that I had to try to correct it and that surgery was the best option with less chance of side effects and a better percentage of correcting the problem. The surgery went perfectly and the result is I am pain free and have my life back again. I would highly recommend Dr. Cook to anyone needing a neurosurgeon.
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My father had a petuitary tumor and was sent to dr. Cook. We sat in the waiting room for two hours and ten minutes before being called back. Cook sat in front of us, on his laptop and idn't say a word. It was 20 minutes of us all looking like "should we say something?" He finally looked up and said "why are you here?" He was so rude &condescending to my 86 year old father. He told us to go find a neurologist then come back. Much more happemed but I'm out of room. Do NOT go to this "doctor".
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I was referred to Dr. Cook for a complex tri-lobed cerebral aneurysm surgery where coiling was not an option. I went in for a consultation and scheduled surgery. Listening to my gut feeling, I called Dr. Cook's office to postpone the surgery in order to be able to obtain a 2nd opinion. His receptionist put the doctor, himself, on the phone to talk with me. It was during this call that he threw a tantrum like a 2-year-old. Sure glad I didn't go in for surgery with him! Very unprofessional!!
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dr cook was rude and dismissive. he tried to compare his injury to mine which is not cool. would not recommend to my dog. I see now why the norman surgeons group kicked him out. good decision. not professional at all
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