Make no bones about it. AOI provides superior service and outcomes.

Whether someone has a rotator cuff tear or an arthritic knee, Advanced Orthopedic Institute is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care. With exceptional expertise in orthopedic specialties, Dr. Alfred Cook and Dr. John Williams help their patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Since AOI opened in 2016, much business has come from repeat patients and referrals. There is a reason for that. While treatments and innovations have greatly evolved, the AOI team has stayed true to its original philosophy— to relentlessly provide the best orthopedic care in order to improve the quality of life for their patients.

Together, Dr. Cook and Dr. Williams perform a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries, including hip and knee replacement, shoulder replacement, and rotator cuff repairs. They also treat sports-related injuries such as sprains, fractures, tendonitis, and cartilage injury. Their state-of-the-art practice offers services like physical therapy and diagnostic radiology.

Through an individualized approach, Dr. Cook and Dr. Williams take the time to know their patients and how they live. That is particularly important because each patient is different. Practicing individualized medicine effectively means spending quality time with patients so optimal results can be achieved.

“Before we attempt any treatment, we evaluate each patients’ condition carefully,” Dr. Cook says. “Working closely with our patients, we explore conservative treatment options to lessen painful symptoms. We never rush into surgery. What I mean is, one patient with a particular injury may say, ‘I can’t golf, I can’t play pickleball, I can’t sleep.’ That patient’s life is upended, and he will be a good candidate for surgery. Another patient with the exact same injury may say, ‘You know, it really doesn’t bother me. I know it’s a problem, but I feel OK. I can still do what I want to do. That patient will probably benefit from a more conservative treatment option. We are in the business of treating patients. We’re not in the business of treating images.”

When Dr. Williams and Dr. Cook opened Advanced Orthopedic Institute, they promised to provide patients with high-quality, state-of-the-art care in a warm, friendly, and compassionate environment

It’s safe to say they kept that promise, evidenced by the growing number of residents throughout The Villages and surrounding area who entrust them with their orthopedic care.

They utilize the latest, cutting-edge treatment modalities to minimize patient discomfort and allow for a quick recovery. Their meticulous attention to detail has resulted in optimal outcomes for countless patients.

Both doctors have gained stellar reputations for achieving outstanding surgical results, and their talents complement each other. Dr. Williams specializes in hip and knee replacement surgeries and revisions. Dr. Cook focuses on sports medicine, including shoulder surgery and replacement, rotator cuff repairs, knee procedures, and arthroscopy.

Dr. Williams served as director of total joint replacement at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia from 2000 to 2011. He has treated joint pain through surgical and non-surgical procedures, helping countless patients regain quality of life. Additionally, he performs the safest anterior approach to the hip and has written numerous published articles focusing on various hip surgery techniques. Surgeons throughout the country have trained under Dr. Williams to learn these cutting-edge techniques.

Dr. Cook is undoubtedly a pioneer in shoulder replacement surgery. He has worked with companies to help formulate superior implant designs that replicate normal anatomy. Additionally, he has served as a surgical navigator using imaging systems to deliver precise representation of a patient’s anatomy during surgery, which allows for optimization of implant placement.