Dr. Mark Cooper

Mark E. Cooper, MD, FACS

Board Certified Critical Care

Board Certified General Surgery

Compassion…beyond expectation.

Compassionate Doctor certification recognized by Castle-Connolly. Honor earned for physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

PROCEDURES

Breast Cancer
Breast Surgery
Cyst Aspiration
Endocrine Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid
Gallbladder Surgery
Genetic Testing
Hernia Repairs
Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy/Disection
Lymph Node Mapping for Melanoma
Mammosite Placement
Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery
Oncoplastic Surgery
Parathyroid Surgery Using NeoProbe
Sentinel Node Mapping
Ultrasound
Ultrasound Guided Biopsy

OFFICE LOCATIONS

Downtown Clinic

356 24th Ave. North, Suite 400

Nashville, TN 37203

P: 615-329-7887     F: 615-340-4537

Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital

2000 Church St.

Nashville, TN 37236

P: 615-284-5555

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Baptist Plaza Surgicare

2011 Church St.

Nashville, TN 37236

P: 615-515-4000

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Centennial Medical Center

2300 Patterson St.

Nashville, TN 37203

P: 615-342-1000

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Centennial Surgery Center

345 23rd Ave. North

Nashville, TN 37203

P: 615-327-1123

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Meet Dr. 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.
Mark E. Cooper, MD

EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Surgeons

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