Professional statement

Dr. Tuesday F. A. Cook is a fellowship-trained Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon. She is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program Verified Surgeon, Board Certified by the American College of Surgeons. She was also recently inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Surgeons.

She received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and afterward completed a general surgery residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is Board certified in General Surgery and has served as a Clinical Instructor both in Pennsylvania and Maryland, teaching surgical residents and medical students from the United States and abroad. Annually, she welcomes both high school and college students to shadow her in the office and hospital.

Dr. Cook has been practicing as a bariatric, minimally invasive and general surgeon in Maryland since 2008, performing a variety of minimally invasive procedures including laparoscopic hernia repairs, laparoscopic anti-reflux operations, laparoscopic gallbladder removal and laparoscopic colon resections. She is proud of her volunteerism and service, performing general surgery operations on medical missions to other countries as well, including Haiti after its devastating earthquake.

Dr. Cook is a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. She is also a member of the American Medical Association. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Montgomery County Medical Society, acting concurrently as Chairperson of the Women in Medicine Committee and is the Secretary of the Board for the Maryland State Chapter of the ASMBS.

She has performed Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band placement, Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in the area since 2008. She has lectured in varying arenas on metabolic and bariatric procedures, care of the bariatric patient and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Her areas of special interest also include minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, including procedures for the treatment of achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal hiatal hernias and colon resection.

Dr. Cook was one of the first 15 physicians in the United States to be trained on the placement and management of the FDA-approved intragastric balloons and currently places them both endoscopically as well as in her office.

Dr. Cook performs minimally invasive weight loss surgery and other laparoscopic general surgical procedures at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and the Surgery Center of Rockville.



General Surgery, Physician, Bariatric Surgeon, Weight Loss Specialist, Surgery, Specialist, Obesity Medicine