Georgia Joint Specialists is now Total Joint Specialists!

Charles A. DeCook , MD

Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Cumming, GA

About Dr. Charles DeCook, MD


Dr. Charles DeCook is a board-certified physician in orthopedic surgery who specializes in knee and hip replacements. He sees patients at Total Joint Specialists' Cumming, Georgia location.

Dr. DeCook has performed over 10,000 total joint replacements and 7,000 anterior hip replacements. He has revolutionized rapid recovery after joint replacement surgery and has helped create and has ownership in Total Joint Specialists. 

As a leader in hip and knee replacement surgery, Dr. DeCook works with industry partners to improve surgical techniques, design state-of-the-art implants, create new technologies and implement tools that lead to greater value for patients and healthcare. He travels extensively both nationally and internationally to teach, and improve the technique of hip and knee replacements.

Several top honors have been given to Dr. DeCook recognizing his excellence in patient care. Most recently, he has received the Leaders in Joint Replacement award from Orthopedics Today, and he has also been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Atlanta each year from 2017-2021.

Dr. DeCook completed his medical degree at Rush Medical College. He then completed orthopedic surgery and family medicine residencies at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He rounded out his medical training with a fellowship in adult reconstruction from the Anderson Clinic.


Dr. DeCook has received the Top Docs award every year since 2017!

top doctors award 2017
top doctors award 2018
top doctors award 2019
top doctors award 2020
top doctors award 2021