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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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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Understand Skin Moles and Know When to Remove Them

Did you know that about 1 in 100 people are born with a mole somewhere on their skin? Did you also know that most adults have anywhere from 10 to 40 skin moles? Because moles are quite common, some people might not realize how moles can provide important information...

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Varicose Veins: Frequently Asked Questions

Millions of Americans suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins are unsightly, painful, and can disrupt your body's ability to circulate blood effectively. If you have recently been diagnosed with varicose veins, you have many questions about what they are and how...

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Surgical Oncology: Surgical Management of Cancer

Surgical oncology refers to the surgical removal of an abnormal growth of tissue, generally referred to as a solid malignancy or tumor. In deciding whether you are a candidate for cancer surgery, an oncology surgeon will consider the size, type, location, grade, and...

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