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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2000 Church St.

Nashville, TN 37236

P: 615-284-5555

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2011 Church St.

Nashville, TN 37236

P: 615-515-4000

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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

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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Colorectal Cancer Best Treated Early

By Dr Josh Taylor The Surgical Clinic surgeons want everyone to know that early detection and treatment is the best way to approach Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in men and women in the U.S. It is the second most common...

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Treatment of Acute Diverticulitis

By Dr Clinton Marlar The Surgeons of the The Surgical Clinic want everyone to know the signs and symptoms of a flair up in your colon that is actually an acute diverticulitis. Colonic diverticula are small herniations through points of weakness in the muscular wall of...

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A Conversation About Colon Cancer

By Dr Gregory Neal All of the surgeons at The Surgical Clinic recognize March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but there is a strong feeling that every month should be a time to remind everyone of the signs and symptoms. With early diagnosis comes our best hope for...

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Sun and Your Skin More than a Cosmetic Concern

By Dr Dwayne Lett With every activity that takes you outside the Plastics and Reconstruction Surgeons want to heighten your awareness that sun damage to your skin is cumulative and you will need to be careful! Time spent outside soaking up the rays at any time of the...

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Real and Permanent Help for GERD!

By Dr Trudie Goers It is an exciting time of change and innovation in surgical gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) treatment. A weak muscle at the bottom of the esophagus called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) can allow the backward flow of stomach acid and...

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New Technologies in Types of Mammograms

By Dr Mark Cooper New technologies have given patients many choices about what types of mammograms to have and the difference between the types of studies can be confusing. As a surgeon at The Surgical Clinic who specializes in Breast Surgery, I am often asked what...

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