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.


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 Guided Biopsy


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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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


  • 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


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Surgeon’s Blog

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

If you need surgical removal of a breast tumor, you may be considering breast reconstruction as part of your cancer recovery journey. Many women are apprehensive about the idea of breast reconstruction and don’t know what to expect or what options they have. Breast...

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Vein Pain: Solutions for Varicose Veins

Many people don't associate veins with pain, but when you develop varicose veins, you live with daily discomfort. Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem; they can cause swelling, dangerous blood clots, inflammation, and even ulcers under the skin. A number of...

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Relief From Hemorrhoids

If you suffer from extremely itchy and painful hemorrhoids, then you might try as many over-the-counter treatments as you can to ease your symptoms. But even with the best products available, the pain caused by your hemorrhoids can still plague you. You'll need...

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Ground Breaking GERD Treatment

Just over a year ago Dr Trudie Goers , laparoendoscopic and gastrointestinal surgeon with The Surgical Clinic located at TriStar Centennial Medical Center made news as she became the first Tennessee surgeon to use the minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure...

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Common Misconceptions about Plastic Surgery

Dr Dwayne Lett, a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon at The Surgical Clinic, has noticed some misconceptions people have about plastic surgery. In his practices in The Lett Center located in Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, Tennessee, Dr. Lett has treated women and men with a...

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Peripheral Arterial Disease is Leg Pain Not to Ignore

Dr. Billy Kim, a Vascular Surgeon with The Surgical Clinic, treats patients experiencing Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Statistics indicate that 14-20% of adults in the developed world have a chronic lack of blood flow to the legs that is caused by atherosclerotic...

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Peripheral Arterial Disease – Lifestyle Changes Help

Dr. Billy Kim, a Vascular Surgeon with The Surgical Clinic, treats patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). People with PAD normally experience some sort of pain in their legs. Sometimes this pain occurs while at rest and sometimes it is experienced during...

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