Mark E. Cooper, MD, FACS

Critical Care & General Surgery

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Dr. Mark Cooper

Board Certified Critical Care

Board Certified General Surgeon

CLINIC LOCATIONS

DOWNTOWN CLINIC

356 24th Ave. North | Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37203
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

St. Thomas Midtown Hospital

Baptist Plaza Surgicare

Centennial Medical Center

Centennial Surgery Center

BREAST PROCEDURES

Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Surgery
Breast Surgery
Mammosite Placement
Sentinel Node Mapping

ENDOCRINE PROCEDURES

Cyst Aspiration
Endocrine Surgery of the Thyroid
Endocrine Surgery of the Parathyroid
Lymph Node Biopsy/Dissection
Lymph Node Mapping for Melanoma

GENERAL PROCEDURES

Gallbladder Surgery
Genetic Testing
Hernia Repairs
Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery
Oncoplastic Surgery
Parathyroid Surgery Using NeoProbe
Ultrasound
Ultrasound Guided Biopsy

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Medical School:

University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Residency:

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Fellowship:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons 

Meet Dr. Mark E. Cooper

A surgical consultation often creates anxiety for any patient and their family. Realizing this is an emotional time, it is my goal to be part of your “wellness team.” I strive to offer each patient a unique team-centered approach rather than simply a surgeon and a procedure. My staff and I focus on the whole patient. We pride ourselves in taking the time necessary to provide individualized attention while serving as your guide and educator throughout the surgical process. Our focus for every patient is comprehensive participation leading to an individualized treatment plan. By personally relating to each patient, their concerns, fears and surgical options – coupled with a multidisciplinary team of radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and plastic surgeons – I believe we distinguish ourselves from the traditional surgery practice.

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