Dr. James T. Cooper, MD

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Dr. James T. Cooper, MD

General Surgery | Male

James T Cooper MD PC 12361 W Bola Dr Ste 100, Surprise, AZ 85378 Get Directions
(623) 544-3480

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As as surgeon, I strive to help improve my patients' quality of life using my surgical skills and compassion.
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4.9 based on 259 responses
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  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Cooper
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Cooper's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (247)
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in Surprise, AZ |
He was assigned by Banner Hospital to do my emergency Appendectomy. Boy am I glad they did. Dr. Cooper came in and explained what was going to happen. Operation only took about 1/2 hour and I was able to go home that evening.
thiensville, wi |
Very kind and takes his time, never felt rushed. He was happy to answer questions and offer options. Did a great job with my Gall Bladder Surgery, quickly. His office staff are super, friendly and helpful. The only thing that I didn't like was his billing office - they kept saying I hadn't paid a bill, which I had. Took over a year to sort out!
in Chandler, AZ |
First of all, the office staff was very helpful and courteous. They are very easy to get in contact with and will return your phone call asap. And of course, best of all, Dr. Cooper is so nice! He takes his time to answer all your questions thoroughly without rushing to get out. Didn't leave a doubt in our minds of the procedure and questions we had. Even though we live in Chandler, it was definitely worth driving all the way to his office in Surprise. We highly recommend him!
in Wickenburg, AZ |
This surgeon has taken care of me for two different ailments, both excellent experiences.
in Sun City West, AZ |
Had an umbilical hernia repaired. No after pain, tiny incision. Great work, Dr!
in Wickenburg, AZ |
I had a very favorable experience....felt confident and comfortable with Dr. Cooper. My surgery went very well, recovery was short and all is good. I will recommend Dr. Cooper. The office staff was efficient, friendly, organized and very professional.
in Surprise, AZ |
. . . .very accommodating.
in Surprise, Az |
Very good experience. Follow up calls were made before and after surgery. Painless and quick hospital visit. I will recommend!
in Surprise, AZ |
Had emergency hernia surgery. Was released about 4 hrs. after surgery. he used modern methods to repair hernia. At that time I was in therapy for a total knee replacement. Never had any pain during or after therapy including my required 30 minute walks. Dr Cooper worked with me to allow maximum use of my therapy during the time it took for the surgery to heal. Compared to a hernia I had taken care of a number of years ago this was a walk in the park.
in Congress, AZ |
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. This entire experience (from initial consultation/through the surgical procedure/including follow-up) was totally professional and showed an understanding of patient stress. Dr.'s Professional and Office Staff were thorough, polite and courteous, and everyone exhibited a wonderful bedside humor, which was relaxing in a difficult situation. Dr. gave me the impression all my questions were important and legitimate, and he answered all of them professionally.
in Buckeye AZ |
Everything about the entire experience was positive. He's very personable and I felt comfortable with him from the minute that I met him. He's a nice guy, very easy to talk to, and explains things in terms that normal people can understand. The office staff was very friendly and helpful.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I loved Dr. Cooper and plan to use him again if I need a General Surgeon. He explained the surgery clearly to me and gave me reasonable expectations for recovery. Staff was great as well.
in Surprise, AZ |
Dr. Cooper was very personable. He explained the treatment options clearly and in a thoughtful manner. He helped me feel comfortable with the treatment option I elected.
in Springfield, VA |
Dr. Cooper is an excellent surgeon and communicates beautifully. He explains both upcoming surgery and surgical results clearly and in a relaxed manner that inspires confidence. Surgery isn't supposed to be enjoyable, but Dr. Cooper and his staff have been so good that I am wondering what I might have removed next!
in Surprise, AZ |
Dr. Cooper exudes confidence. From the minute I met him I was comfortable that I was in good hands. That proved to be the case. The problems I had were corrected, and my recovery was free of pain or discomfort. Within days I was back to my normal routine as though the surgery had never happened
in Salome, AZ |
Very friendly, straight talking. My surgery recovery was fast. That tells me Dr. Cooper knows what he is doing.
Excellent doctor
in Surprise, AZ |
Dr Cooper performed my appendectomy, he was great, and really put me at ease meeting with him before my surgery. We had a few questions at my follow up, and he took the time to explain everything to us completely.
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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hernia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colon Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Medical School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clin

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Phoenix Integrated Surgery Res

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Arizona

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Cooper has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations

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Dr. Cooper's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

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Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Cooper

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Cooper's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Cooper

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

Dr. Cooper's Care Philosophy

As as surgeon, I strive to help improve my patients' quality of life using my surgical skills and compassion.