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Accepting New Patients

Arthur W. Cooler , MD

General Surgery, Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Phone: (803) 365-8650
Fax: (803) 365-8659

  • Medical degree: The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine in Augusta, Georgia
  • Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology: Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee  
  • Residency in General Surgery: The University of South Carolina School of Medicine

  • Board Certified in General Surgery
  • Certified Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation

Dr. Arthur Cooler received his medical degree from The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine in Augusta, Georgia after receiving a Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  He completed his residency in General Surgery at The University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Widely respected in his field, Dr. Cooler has co-authored numerous articles and has provided numerous educational lectures to other physicians, medical students, and patients themselves during his 20 plus years of practice.
  • Medical degree: The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine in Augusta, Georgia
  • Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology: Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee  
  • Residency in General Surgery: The University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Board Certified in General Surgery
  • Certified Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation

“With my passion for vascular surgery, I have been able help patients that come to me with pain in their legs due to arterial blockages by identifying and treating those blocked vessels with interventional and minimally invasive techniques, thereby improving their quality of life and in many cases preventing amputations from occurring” says Dr. Cooler. “I am pleased to offer this care in the Midlands, and proud to join the high quality and compassionate team at Providence Surgical Associates.”

Procedures include:

General Surgery:

  • Gallbladder
  • Appendix
  • Small Bowel surgery
  • Colon surgery - benign & malignant disease
  • Hemorrhoid
  • Inguinal and abdominal wall ventral hernias 
  • Pediatric hernias 
  • Egd/colonoscopy including esophageal dilatation
  • Colon cancer screenings
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Thyroid/parathyroid surgery
  • Skin lesions/soft tissue tumors - benign and malignant lesions/tumors
  • Amputations 
  • tracheotomy

Vascular:

  • IVC filters
  • diagnostic arteriogram
  • carotid endarterectomy 
  • upper/lower extremity endovascular surgery (atherectomy, angioplasty, & stent)
  • fem pop bypass
  • treatment of acute limb ischemia 
  • DVT treatment - thrombolysis/venous stenting
  • renal artery stenting for renal artery stenosis
  • EVAR (endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms)
  • dialysis catheters 
  • portacath/central venous catheter placement
  • peripheral vascular & carotid ultrasound interpretation 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, USC School of Medicine, Dept of Surgery
  • Cooler, AW and Mincheff, TV: Case Report and Review of the Literature – “Ruptured Inflammatory Aneurysm Following Meningitis” The American Surgeon, Jan 2008.
  • Cooler. AW; Close, TP and Greene, FL: "Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Revisited" - Administrative Radiology, Vol. 14, No. 9 (September), pp 46-47: 1995.
  • Cooler, AW and Reddy, PP: "Pediatric Surgery Handbook" - RMH Resident/Student Manual, July 1994.
  • Greene. FL and Cooler. AW; '”Laparoscopic Evaluation of Lymphomas" - Seminars in Laparoscopic Surgery, Vol. 1, No.1 (March), pp 13-17: 1994
  • South Carolina Medical Association
  • Fellow, Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Carolina Surgeons