Leland J. Cook Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS, FASMBS
28 yr Experience
16 yr in Bariatrics
22 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery
11 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics
75% Practice is Bariatrics
Min Age of Patient is 18
Max Age of Patient is N/A
Dr. Cook is wonderful!!! At pre- op he makes himself available to answer any questions you or your family may have. The day of surgery, he pops in to make sure there are no more questions. His bedside manner is wonderful!!! I have had great success with my surgery. I have a whole new life. Within 3 months, I had lost enough weight to go to Carowinds and ride roller coasters. (I had not been able to fit on one in years.) I starting mopping my floor 2 and 3 times a week... not because it needed it but because I COULD!!! I have maintained my weight lost for over 3 years now. I am so thankful for not only Dr. Cook but the entire Hickory Surgical Weight Loss staff for the support and encouragement. They have given me LIFE!!!
I haven't had the surgery yet, but so far, I have really had a great experience speaking to him.
Dr. Cook and the Frye Surgical Weightloss Clinic are the greatest group of individuals that I have ever worked with in my life. They do a fantastic job f working with you and making sure that you understand everything there is about your surgery. They are a great support group and they take sooo much pride in their work. His surgical competence, besdie manner are both SUPERB. They saved my life and gave me a new start. Now it's up to me and I have been doing my part. Thanks Dr. Cook and the entire Surgical Staff at Frye Regional Medical Center.
I have an extremely high opinion of Dr. Cook. He cares about the health of his patients not just the procedure at hand. I have heard the same from other patients too. He seems very no nonsense, but at the same time I felt that he would spend as much time answering my questions as I needed. He didn't seem rushed to move on to the next patient. His team works well together and each is competent at their own job so Dr. Cook doesn't need to micro-manage your care. I really appreciate that because I feel like I got a great team, not just a great surgeon. I have literally trusted them with my life and they have validated that trust.
The first time I met Dr. Cook I knew that he was the one I wanted to do the surgery. I felt confident with him because he told all of the risk and held nothing back. He has been great before, during and after surgery. Their aftercare program is great. Becky and Jock are the best. There was only one person I was not impressed with during the whole process but it was probably just a personality clash for me, the overall experience was great. Dr. Cook answered all of my questions. He has great bedside manner which is important to me and I would go to him for any other surgeries that I needed. There was nothing that I did not like about him, Becky or Jock. They are the best!
Dr. Cook is a gentle caring person. He really is concerned about the patient and takes their best interest to heart. He was very imformative and I knew I could trust him to take very good care of me. My surgery went well and he made sure I was doing well before I came home. If I ever have to have surgery again I would definitely go to him first. I would rate him a 10+ on a scale of 1-10
Dr. Cook is a wonderful doctor and person! His bedside manner is extremely personal, he actually cares about his patients. The office staff is also wonderful , especially Libby Shaver , she is my mentor and angel! She takes care of the aftercare program Dr. Cook has and she does a wonderful job at it! I would recommend these people to everyone!
I first met Dr. Cook when I needed surgery to remove a growth from my armpit. During the follow visits we began talking about BWL surgery. From day 1 it felt as though Dr. Cook truly cared for me and my health. He is a \"this is how it is\" kind of guy, no runaround. My Pre-op is Aug 8th 2007 and it cant get here quick enough.
Very professionalrnrnOffice staff has been GREAT!rnrnHe's pretty serious, I like to joke around.rnrnHe's VERY good.rnrnStaff very adamant about aftercare.rnrnHe did explain risks, said he has had very few.rnrnExcellentrnrnSurgical competence. He's very serious which I like in my surgeon.rnrnDr. Cook's practice has been awarded by BCBS a Bariatric Center of Excellence
Dr. Cook is a skilled surgeon. He is quiet, and very concerned that his surgeries go well, and that his patients have no problems. If you have a problem related to another health issue, he prefers you see your family doctor, and sometimes that creates problems especially when there is a conflict in medicine choices. His staff are very competent, and took great care of me.