Dr. Andrew S Cook
Dr. Andrew S. Cook
- Honors and Awards
- Memberships in Professional Societies
- Other Services
- Payment Options
- Endometriosis Services Provided
Medical and Prescriptive Patient Treatment
Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology
Integrated Holistic Approach
Stages of endometriosis treated:
I Minimal A few superficial implants
II Mild - More and slightly deeper implants
III-Moderate - Many deep implants, small endometriomas on one or both ovaries, and some filmy adhesions IV Severe - Many deep implants, large endometriomas on one or both ovaries, and many dense adhesions, sometimes with the rectum adhering to the back of the uterus.
IV Severe - Many deep implants, large endometriomas on one or both ovaries, and many dense adhesions, sometimes with the rectum adhering to the back of the uterus.
Organ involvement treated:
• The outside surface of the uterus
• Fallopian tubes
• Ligaments supporting the uterus
• Internal region between the rectum and the vagina
• Lining of the pelvic cavity
Medical Director, Vital Health Institute
Medical Executive Committee Menlo Park Surgical Hospital, Menlo Park, CA, 2000 to present
Board of Directors, Endometriosis Research Center, 1998 to present
B.A. Chemistry. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. Graduated Magna Cum Laude, June 10, 1981.
Doctor of Medicine. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Graduated May 21, 1985.
Internship and Residency, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wesley Medical Center, The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas. Graduated June 30, 1989.
Fellowship, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Graduated June 30, 1991.
Honors and Awards
- Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
- Outstanding Contribution to Resident Research in Reproductive Endocrinology, The Women's Research Institute
- Associate Member Prize Paper, 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
- Della McDonald Memorial Scholarship
- University of Northern Colorado Scholarship for Scholars
- Colorado Undergraduate Scholarship
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Board Certified,
December 9, 1994
- Recertified, October 13, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Board Eligible, June 24, 1991; June 30, 1997
Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy Inc.
- Advanced Operative Laparoscopy, Certified, September 20, 1996
Memberships in Professional Societies
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist (AAGL)
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
American Pain Society
American Academy of Pain Medicine
The Society of Reproductive Surgeons
CFIDS Association (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome)
International Pelvic Pain Society
Interstitial Cystitis Association
National Vulvodynia Association
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
Santa Clara County Medical Association
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Vulvar Pain Foundation
Faculty Participation Educator
Lack of disease does not equate to good health. At Vital Health Institute we offer a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive philosophical approach to the treatment of a wide range of women's health issues. While we are internationally known for our unique comprehensive approach to treating endometriosis and pelvic pain, we offer this same excellence of care to most women's health care issues, which are reflected in the range of health care programs offered at Vital Health Institute.
Dr. Cook earned his international surgical reputation by successfully treating some the most difficult cases of endometriosis. While his surgical expertise in treatment of endometriosis is vital, it is only a portion of the pelvic pain treatment program. Over the years, Dr. Cook has sought out the answers to treating all of the complex problems encountered with pelvic pain patients. Admittedly, these are some of the most difficult medical problems faced by physicians. Since no one approach to medicine provides satisfactory answers, Vital Health Institute has grown to encompass a truly unique philosophical comprehensive approach to health care. Application of this systematic comprehensive approach is providing our patients with levels of health and functioning not previously achieved with the routine single-minded approach commonly employed, whether it be traditional Western medicine or integrative alternative medicine.
The complexity of endometriosis and pelvic pain pushed Dr. Cook to adopt this wonderful new approach to medicine. It turns out that this approach works just as well for other, less complex medical problems faced by many women. Dr. Cook had to decide whether to limit the care provided by Vital Health Institute to just endometriosis and pelvic pain patients, or open the practice to all medical issues. He chose the latter. Thus, while we are an international endometriosis and pelvic pain treatment center treating the most difficult patients, we also strive to provide the best medical care to a wide range of women and their health care issues.
Endometriosis Services Provided
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