Mr Nicholas Cooke


MB BS, BMedSci, FRCS(Orth)

GMC number: 4209047

Practising since: 1995


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Monday 14:00 - 17:00 (York)
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00 (Tees)
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 20:00 (Tees)
  • Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 (Tees)
  • Alternate Monday and Friday Mornings by arrangement (Tees)
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Mr Cooke specialises in primary hip and knee replacements as well as complex hip and knee revisions. He also has a specialist interest in metal on metal hip revisions, having performed many revisions and published in this field. Mr Cooke also performs knee arthroscopies for meniscal tears and osteochondral defects, as well as carrying out joint injections for pain relief to hips and knees, often within a clinic setting at the same time as the initial consultation.

Mr Cooke has undertaken extensive research in Birmingham hip resurfacing, measuring the bone density around the prosthesis. This has been presented at regional and national level and published in leading orthopaedic journals. He has also appeared on C4 documentary 'Dispatches', which reported on metal-on-metal (ASR) findings.

Mr Cooke graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1995. He has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon operating in the North East of England for the last 16 years, having moved up to the North East in 1997. He spent six months on a fellowship in Edinburgh Lower Limb Reconstruction Unit working with the leading surgeons in the country and now has extensive experience in lower limb reconstruction. Mr Cooke's NHS work takes place at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust.

Mr Cooke is passionate about education and teaching. Working alongside NHS England, he offers a live stream, direct surgeons' view of hip and knee replacement surgery on a bi-monthly basis  By wearing sophisticated Realwear camera equipment, Mr Cooke is able to live stream his surgery to a lecture theatre with over 50 students from multiple specialities, such as Medical Students, nurses, physiotherapists, radiology students etc. The technology involved allows Mr Cooke to converse intraoperatively with the students, answering questions and making the whole teaching experience more meaningful and relevant. 

Private clinics are held several times a week at Nuffield Tees and also Nuffield York.

Mr Cooke’s private practice is managed by his wife Joanne. You can book an appointment online below. Appointments can also be made on 07793 752163 or by emailing Mr Cooke can often see private patients at short notice, so please contact Joanne directly who can work with you around your availability. 

Patient Testimonial: Knee Replacement Surgery (June 2023)
“I am exceptionally pleased and it has completely changed my life. Before my procedure I could not walk far and I thought I was coming to the end of my mobility. Since the procedure I have felt invigorated with life, my mood has lifted and I cannot describe how different my life is now. Mr Cooke was professional, very approachable, humorous and intelligent and I liked him from the first time I met him. He gave me outstanding advice and the hospital and everything just flowed. All the staff were great and I had all the support I needed from Nuffield Tees."

Patient Testimonial: Hip Replacement Surgery (February 2023)
I arrived home yesterday from the Nuffield after having a hip replacement . 

The treatment and kindness shown by all the staff there is just simply amazing . From the cleaners porters ,hostess ladies ,nurses ,surgeons they all play such a vital part in making Nuffield a superb experience. 

Many thanks again to you for your assistance in guiding me along the way . 

Patient Testimonial: Knee Replacement Surgery (October 2021 & February 2022)

"After having both knees replaced, I finally have my life back. I can walk my dog, ride my horse, go on long walks with no pain at all. 
Mr Cooke is a first class surgeon from start to finish and I wouldn't hesitate recommending him. At my check-up last week I shook his hand and said the operation had been life changing and thanked him."

Mrs H.R

Patient Testimonial: Hip Replacement Surgery (March & December 2020)

“I was in severe pain, unable to walk unaided and had not left the house for months! After attending physio I was finally sent for an MRI scan in October 2019. Then, in January 2020 I saw Mr Cooke at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, which is when my miserable life changed.  He gave me hope and said things could be done!  I had my first hip replacement operation just a few months later in March, and the care I received was excellent. Every member of staff was kind, friendly and very attentive. Because of COVID-19 the after-care was done remotely but excellent non-the-less and I felt well cared for.

In December 2020, I had my other hip operated on which also went really well, completely pain free from coming out of theatre.  All staff again were excellent during a very hard time working around the COVID-19 restrictions. 

I am now mobile, walking daily and looking forward to Spring to get back into the garden. I cannot thank Mr Cooke and all his staff at Nuffield Tees Hospital in Stockton for giving me my life back.”

Mrs M.W

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Nicholas Cooke at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip revision
  • Hip replacement

Locations Mr Nicholas Cooke works with

Related experience


Mr Cooke has undertaken extensive research in Birmingham hip resurfacing, measuring the bone density around the prosthesis. This has been presented at regional and national level and published in leading orthopaedic journals. He has also appeared on C4 documentary 'Dispatches', which reported on metal-on-metal (ASR) findings.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Nicholas Cooke works with

Mr Nicholas Cooke works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa Global
  • Cigna International
  • Bupa
  • AXA Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Simplyhealth
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • WPA
  • Benenden Health
  • Aviva Health
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Aetna
  • Police Mutual
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Alliance Healthcare
  • Healthcare RM
  • Standard Life
  • Healix


Mr Nicholas Cooke does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Nicholas Cooke does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Nicholas Cooke does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.