Dr. Andrew Cook

Doctor (M.D., FACOG)

Los Gatos, California Map External Link
Specialty:Gynecologist (OBGYN)
Website: vitalhealth.com External Link
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hospital
Med. School:Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Grad. Year: 1985

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Y
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 04/12/06    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 13 reviews. Dr. Andrew Cook has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Gynecologist (OBGYN)-related: pregnancy, fetus, neonatal, obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology, childbirth, newborns, baby, infants, premature birth, mother, birth, ultrasound, female reproductive system
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RID: 5598219
04/07/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cook is an amazing surgeon! I have now been virtually pain free from my endometriosis for five months - and I had been in pain for over 12 years before I saw Dr. Cook. Seriously, he has changed my life! Even if the pain came back tomorrow (I'd be bummed) but I'd be so thankful that I had five months of my adult life without any pain because of this doctor. I know he truly cares about his patients and is an excellent surgeon. Before I had endo surgery I did my research and talked to other doctors. But once I met Dr. Cook I knew that he was the doctor that could help me. Please, if you are an endo sufferer, don't waste your time talking to anyone else - most doctors don't understand how to treat this disease, but Dr. Cook does. I will always be greatful to him for giving me my life back. 
Paid (or co-pay): $5000
RID: 5223745
05/03/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cook and his staff are amazing. From the time I called their office and the time I had surgery with them was in the span of 4-5 weeks. Everyone there is professional and they worked hard to resolve my case. I had years of issues with doctors not properly diagnosing me so by the time I got to Dr. Cook's office you can imagine how hungry for results I was and they delivered it with perfection. I am very thankful to Dr. Cook and his staff for making my experience a pleasant one. I highly recommend Dr. Cook, I can honestly say that he is a doctor that will do all that he can to help you. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 2589016
18/03/13 5 5 5 5 Absolutely great. very intelligent. I love his insight into pelvic pain and really all kind health problems. I am so thankful that I found such a patient oriented doctor 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 2443636
11/10/12 5 4 5 5 Dr. Cook was, for me, that once in a lifetime doctor who makes the diagnosis that no one else has succeeded in making and turning my life around. There are a number of reasons why I would recommend him: 1) Dr. Cook has a first-rate investigative mind. He is an exceptional surgeon but is also a world-class medical theorist and diagnostician. He has created a systemic view of chronic health issues that includes diet, immune system dysfunction, and endocrine system disorders as well as physical manifestations of illness. That means that he tries a number of gentler approaches before he will consider surgery. 2) With this system in mind he aims to minimize expenses. 3) He consciously treats women as people and does his best to listen -- it was partly because he was willing to do so that we were able to work out what my primary problem was, which wasn't endometriosis but a chronic infection. He is an exceptional physician -- wish there were more like him. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 2101624
03/05/12 5 5 5 5 He removed stage 3 endo and lots of scar tissue that had been causing me daily pain for years. A pain level of 5 way my normal before having surgery with Dr C. I am now pretty much pain free. Over a year later his staff is still wonderful if I need assistance. He was caring, over the top supportive and best of all surgery worked. It cost a lot but it worked...after 20 years of dealing with endo it was worth it. If you have endo call the office he does free phone consults. Talk with him and he will earn your trust. He is the only doctor that will ever operate on me if I have anything to say about it.  Respond
RID: 1564705
18/10/11 5 4 5 5 Dr Cook is an awesome doctor. I am 43 years old and this was my second surgery. My first and only with him. My periods are finally pain free. My endometriosis was so painful and controlling my life. Three other doctors told me to have a hysterectomy. Do your homework and don't stop until you find what's right for you. That's how I found Dr. Cook.  Respond
RID: 990935
19/09/09 5 5 5 5 Dr.Cook removed my endometriosis in 2006. I have been pain free since I recovered from surgery. Dr.Cook and his staff were very caring and helpful. He listened to me and didnt discount anything I said, like other doctors had. I think he is a wonderful doctor. I cant thank him enough for making my pain go away. I would highly recommend him! 
Insurance: CIGNA
RID: 848821
31/03/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cook's office strives to provide the best medical care for all patients and we sincerely care about each woman. We want all women who walk through our doors to receive the best care possible. We are known for providing outstanding medical outcomes and work closely with women as partners to achieve good results. We also try to provide the best care at a reasonable cost for all of our patients. $23,000 would not be Dr. Cook's cost to the patient. However, perhaps that amount is factoring in the other parties involved in surgery such as the hospital, anesthesiologist and pathologist that could have billed for their services. $23,000 is not a fee for office visits.  See Responses
RID: 847072
30/03/09 5 4 5 5 He is very credible. I checked out everything with another doc and reviewd certain journals. I think he gave me very good advice. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 767269
18/01/09 2 3 2 2 I've recently had laparoscopic endometriosis excision surgery with Dr. Cook and the severity of the chronic pelvic pain I had before it has NOT improved at all post-op. Furthermore, the hospital where the surgery was performed messed up my chart info multiple times, resulting in me having absolutely NO pain relief for 4hrs post-op. I had to make them call Dr. Cook in order to receive any pain relief medicine right after my surgery. Dr. Cook has indeed help many women to be rid of their endometriosis, at least temporarily if not forever, but for me a surgery with him didn't leave me with any relief, only a huge bill to pay (over $23,000 out of pocket expense for the complete surgery). Furthermore, Dr. Cook's office required me to make an office visit each month in order to take care of my pain medications. Once I couldn't do that due to the intensity of my pain, they stopped communicating with me. I expected much more from Dr. Cook and I'm disappointed in the treatment I received. 
Paid (or co-pay): $23000
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RID: 337461
04/06/07 4 5 5 Dr. Cook and his staff are very knowledgeable and caring. My family members and friends who have gone to my various appts. at his office have all been impressed. I had surgery in January with him, and have been working with him since to try to keep the endo from coming back, and all of it has helped my over all health immensely. He is concerned about his patients, and he is very proactive about the endometriosis, as well as about checking for other related health problems. He and his staff have all been a very big help and an even bigger blessing! 
Insurance: HealthPartners
RID: 168049
03/03/07 4 5 5 Dr. Cook actually listened to me. He is the best doctor I've had and was successfully able to excise all of my endometriosis and adhesions. He answered all of my questions and took time to explain everything. While I was in the hospital after surgery he personally checked on me twice, which impressed me a lot. His office staff is incredibly polite, empathetic, and helpful. Dr. Cook believes in treating the body as a whole rather than just focusing on one area/problem. He made me feel comfortable and like I wasn't a hypochondriac due to all of my many medical problems.  Respond
RID: 61624
04/12/06 5 5 5 Dr. Andrew Cook is the most talented and compastionate Doctor I have ever worked with. He has been an outstanding resource for my endometriosis, a diesease that has kept me down for a very long time. He's giving me my life back. He is an icredibley talented surgeon who actually listens and hears us! Best of luck to any as you search for the right doctor for you!!!!  Respond
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