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

Colon Cancer Surgery for Seniors

Surgeons know that the vast majority of cases of colon cancer occur in individuals over the age of 50. In fact, statistics suggest that over 90 percent of colon cancer cases occur in those over 50, and about 60 percent of colon cancer cases occur in those over 70....

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Common Questions About Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid issues are not uncommon, and many people need surgery on the thyroid. Whether you need to have surgery because of cancer or you have issues with your metabolism, you likely have questions. This guide will answer some questions people have when they learn they...

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What to Expect After Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Do you have gallstone pain? Cholecystectomy, or surgical gallbladder removal, can alleviate discomfort without a lengthy hospital stay. Minimally invasive laparoscopic (video-assisted) techniques have dramatically reduced both surgical and healing timeframes. If...

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Risk Factors for GERD

If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, you are probably very familiar with its symptoms. They include heartburn, frequent throat clearing, dry cough, water brash, and a bad taste in the mouth. In addition, GERD can cause a globus sensation, or...

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The Connection Between Hernias and Bowel Obstructions

The intestines can experience a multitude of complications, including severe hernias and bowel obstructions. These co-occurring disorders cause a lot of pain and can be deadly if left to worsen. Thankfully, multiple treatment options can help an individual overcome...

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Prosthetic Basics: Adapting to Life with a New Limb

Every year, 300–500 people experience an amputation in the United States and currently, about 2.1 million live with limb loss. Globally, an amputation takes place about once every 30 seconds. The prevalence of amputation has encouraged investment in the prosthetic...

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Lung Surgery: Why Might Someone Need a Lobectomy?

Lobectomies are a type of lung surgery where the surgeon removes a lobe of the lung. Removing a large portion of the lung may seem like an extensive treatment option, but sometimes it's essential for the health of the patient. A lobectomy is a generally safe procedure...

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