Mark E. Cooper, MD, FACS

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.

Surgeon’s Blog

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Surgical Oncology: Surgical Management of Cancer

Surgical Oncology: Surgical Management of Cancer

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Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery & Pancreas Cancer

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery & Pancreas Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a tough and severe cancer prognosis. Of all the major cancers, pancreatic has one of the worst survival durations. The survival length of untreated advanced-stage pancreatic cancer is around 3.5 months.  Early diagnosis and treatment are critical...

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Common Questions About Thyroid Surgery

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Vascular Surgery – Not Just About Pretty Legs

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Appendectomy for Appendicitis from a General Surgeon

Appendectomy for Appendicitis from a General Surgeon

Appendectomy, or appendix removal surgery, remains the most common and most reliable treatment for appendicitis. During an appendectomy, a general surgeon removes an inflamed appendix to prevent further complications for the patient. What Is the Appendix and What Does...

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When You Should See a Podiatrist

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Ground Breaking GERD Treatment

Ground Breaking GERD Treatment

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How to Recognize the Symptoms of a Gallbladder Attack

How to Recognize the Symptoms of a Gallbladder Attack

One of the most painful gastrointestinal problems is gallbladder attacks. These attacks occur when bile and minerals in the gallbladder form small stone-like deposits or gallstones. As a result, the gallbladder tries to pass the stones through the bile ducts and the...

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Is a Hiatal Hernia to Blame for Your Acid Reflux?

Is a Hiatal Hernia to Blame for Your Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is a symptom linked to multiple medical conditions, for example, a hiatal hernia. One of the main causes of acid reflux is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This disease is caused by a malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter muscle that...

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