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Dr. James Cooper, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 51

  
Dr. Cooper

Dignity Health Medical Group Arizona

485 S Dobson Rd Ste 201 Chandler, AZ 85224
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Dr. James Cooper, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.


Dr. Cooper's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cooper

4.9

Based on 355 reviews

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Dr. Cooper was very friendly & personable. I appreciated that he took the time to get to know me and answer any questions/concerns I had.
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Dr. Cooper was very thorough and professional with regard to my recent cholecystectomy. My surgery and recovery went well. When I had my post-op visit he was again very thorough and professional. He made sure he answered all my questions and showed genuine concern over my well-being. His office and exam rooms were very and welcoming with friendly support staff.
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I was admitted tp Dignity Health AZ general hospital for and emergency Hernia and bowel obstruction. Dr. Cooper was called in for an emergency surgery. I met him in the OR and my first impression was good. He seemed very caring and addressed my concerns. He came in after surgery and again was very nice. I was lucky to have had him as my surgeon. I had a Post Op visit 2 weeks later and again I felt very comfortable. I addressed my concern regarding the other hernia and he examined me and told me not to worry only if I have symptoms. Also, told me to call if I had any further questions.
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Dr. Cooper remover my gallbladder a few weeks ago in an emergency surgery. I was alone before surgery and he did a great job answering my questions and helping me feel more comfortable.
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Great bedside manner! Did a fantastic job treating me and you can tell he really cares about his patients. A++++
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Dr. Cooper was not only one of the nicest doctors that I've ever worked with, but he also took me on the very last minute as a patient because I was experiencing extremely painful gallbladder attacks. After a visit to the emergency room at Dignity Health, Dr. Cooper was rung to ask if he'd operate that afternoon to remove my gallbladder and sure enough, I was taken care of. Dr. Cooper is a fantastic surgeon and overall, just a really kind person. I'm incredibly thankful for him and for his recognition of the pain that I was in, taking me in as a patient because as he told me at my follow up appointment, he just likes to help people. A class act! You're appreciated, Dr. Cooper!
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First of all, I don't think the bad reviews really go on here. Dr. Cooper has a great personality which makes you want to believe him, but he did nothing for me. He lied when he said that a needle biopsy doesn't show you what you need to know. In my case, it did. Dr Cooper wanted to do surgery on me and he couldn't even find the tumor that was 3 X 4 cm. He was in the operation room about 15 minutes and told my husband he couldn't find it. He NEVER looked at my CD showing where the tumor was. He didn't look at the CD because he told me 'later' after surgery that he didn't have the capabilities of looking at it. Thanks a lot
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I was in for an appendectomy. Dr. Cooper was extremely personable and understanding. He took as much time as needed to answer any questions I have and explain what to expect before/during/after surgery. I couldn't be more thankful for Dr. Cooper to help me during this. Thank you Dr. Cooper!
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I met Dr. Cooper at the AZ General Hospital in Mesa. He did an "emergency" surgery to remove my gall bladder on a Saturday afternoon. He was pleasant, caring and thorough. My follow-up with him was also a pleasant experience. I would highly recommend Dignity Health and Dr. Cooper to anyone
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Dr Cooper and his staff were the best! On time, kind, caring and efficient. He took time to meet with me and my husband to address our concerns before and after my surgery.
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About Me

Dr. Cooper's care philosophy is to strive to help improve patients' quality of life using his surgical skills and compassion.  "Patients who come to my office can expect to receive my full attention to understand their lifestyle, treat their situation and help get them back to their regular activities."

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Phoenix Integrated Surgery Res
Residency Hospital
1996
Mayo Clin
Internship Hospital
1991
Undergraduate School
University of Arizona
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(480) 728-4700

Dr. Cooper accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cooper's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cooper treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Cooper treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cooper treats Stomach Diseases more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Cooper treats this condition more than 43% of his peers

Vascular Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cooper treats Vascular Disease more than 41% of his peers

Dr. Cooper treats this condition more than 41% of his peers

Dr. Cooper's conditions and procedures:

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

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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)