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Charles A. DeCook, M.D.

Charles A. DeCook, MD

Dr. Charles DeCook is a board-certified physician in orthopaedic surgery who specializes in knee and hip replacements. Dr. DeCook has performed over 7,000 total joint replacements and 4,000 anterior hip replacements, and seeks to treat the patient as a whole to shorten recovery time after surgery. He considers each of his patients a part of his broader family and enjoys spending time with them and watching them improve after surgery.


Top Doctor As a thought leader in hip and knee replacement surgery, Dr. DeCook works with the industry, improving surgical techniques, designing state-of-the-art implants and implementing tools that result in better patient outcomes. He has travelled internationally to teach other surgeons and improve the technique of hip and knee replacements, and has served as a lecturer at some of the most esteemed symposiums in the world. Top honors have been given to Dr. DeCook recognizing his excellence in patient care, most recently receiving the Leaders in Joint Replacement award from Orthopedics Today as well as Top Doctor in Atlanta in 2017 and 2018.

Dr. DeCook sees patients in our Cumming office


Education and Training

  • Medical Education, Rush Medical College
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Family Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, Anderson Clinic

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery & Family Medicine
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member, American Academy of Family Physicians

Hospital Privileges

  • Northside Hospital Forsyth


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