Dr. Todd Cook, MD

Dr. Todd Cook, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Todd Cook, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Murrells Inlet, SC. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Read his story

3545 Highway 17 Unit 200

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Contact Information

(843) 237-7008

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas


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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Cook's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cook "Dr. Todd Cook is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon specializing in all conditions affecting the spine. Dr. Cook treats common spine disorders including disc herniations, stenosis, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, and neck/back pain. His other areas of interest include scoliosis, spine fractures secondary to osteoporosis, and neck deformity. Some of the procedures he performs include minimally invasive surgery, fusions of the neck, mid-back and low back, disc arthroplasty, kyphoplasty, and spinal cord stimulators. Dr. Cook is originally from Roswell, Georgia and obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University. During medical school at the George Washington Medical Center in Washington DC, he was inducted into the National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency training at the Fort Worth Affiliated Hospital System in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Cook completed a spine surgery fellowship at the University of California at Davis where he treated complex spinal deformity, trauma, and tumors. Prior to joining Carolina Orthopaedics, Dr. Cook was affiliated with Mary Black Memorial Hospital and Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, SC. Dr. Cook, his wife Alexis, and their two sons, reside in Pawleys Island. His outside interests include traveling, fishing, and live music."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cook "Our skilled team of orthopaedic specialists use advanced technology to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases of the bones and joints. Whether you need reconstructive surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine services, pain management or podiatric services, we provide expert diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation."


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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.


  • George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Fort Worth Affiliated Hospital System, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of California at Davis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Life University-College Of Chiropractic, Marietta, Georgia
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cook has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cook's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cook to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (8 with comments)
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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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Met Dr Cook under unusual/stressful circumstances. He did an amazing job handling an emergency surgery over a holiday weekend (w/this patient kicking & screaming along the way). It's only been a few days but me not being one of his established patients, he provided great care coming to see me every day & offering professional expertise to someone who initially was not cooperating. The specific wound care he provided looks good so far, I'm confident that will continue to be the case. Stay Tuned!
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Dr. Cook not only correctly diagnosed the issue, he took the time to explain all of my options. I decided to have surgery. Dr. Cook relieved all of my back pain.
Myrtle Beach, SC |
Having had back problems since I was in my twenties..Im now 57 and have seen my fair share of doctors..Dr. Cook is one of the best Ive ever dealt with..I trust him completely..This is a doctor who cares and knows what he's doing..
in Conway, SC |
Dr Cook is not only an excellent surgeon, he is also very down to Earth. Do yourself a favor and at least have a consultation with him. As a patient of his, the process of getting better has been a very positive experience. He takes the time to adequetely talk with you as opposed to most doctors who always seem rushed. Finding a doctor who is both respectfully professional and genuinely compassionate isn't easy, Dr Cook is both. I have no regrets letting him treat my ailment. :)
in Florence, SC |
I have been to orthopedic practices where I live and wither they whisk you in and out or you have problems scheduling appointments. Dr Cook was recommended to me and I am glad I saw him. Dr Cook spent time with me and explained my X-rays and the procedure he was recommending. He performed my spinal fusion surgery. I am not in the excruciating pain I was before and feel 100% better. Would highly recommend him
in Pawleys Island, SC |
Had Laminectomy, Dr. Cook performed the surgery, in and out the same day, no pain or discomfort the day after surgery, Very professional with a great demeanor. His staff are very friendly and easy to work with. Very pleased with the outcome.
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Dr. Cook is one of the worst Doctors I have ever had an encounter with. I was a patient of his for 3 weeks. He gave me an epidural that crippled me permanently. He is not a qualified surgeon to open up people for anything. His bed side manners and attitude was the worst ever. See him at your own risk. I suggest not to see an incompetent Doctor as he is!!!
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
I have recently been through a life changing event. The kind you look back and say " is this truly happening to me?" Dr. Cook is not only the only surgeon I trust with my back but isthe best and has stood by me. I always feel I am his main concern. His knowledge and caring is only matched by that of his staff. Heide his assistant is an angel on top of it all. I will not use my name as I continue care with the practice. From the front door until check out I am treated like family. Namaste
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
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  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
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  • MedCost
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  • PHCS
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Hospitals where Dr. Cook has admitting privileges

Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center
809 82nd Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital
4070 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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