Providence Health Welcomes Dr. Arthur Cooler as its Newest General Surgeon

February 19, 2017

Providence Health is pleased to announce the addition of general surgeon Dr. Arthur Cooler to Providence Surgical Associates.

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Arthur Cooler, MD, FACS, RPVI, General Surgery for Providence Surgical Associates
Arthur Cooler, MD, FACS, RPVI

The specialty of general surgery focuses on many different aspects including laparoscopic, vascular, thoracic, and trauma surgery. For more than 20 years, Dr. Cooler has been providing general & peripheral vascular surgery services in private practice serving the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. On February 19, he brings that experience and expertise to Providence Surgical Associates and patients in the greater Columbia area.  

“With my passion for vascular surgery, I have been able to 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.”

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.

Providence Surgical Associates has two locations:

  • 2750 Laurel Street, Suite 200A & 200B, Columbia, SC 29204 (downtown Columbia)
  • [Opening Spring 2018] 114 Gateway Corporate Blvd, Suite 220, Columbia 29203 (Northeast Columbia)

Appointments with Dr. Cooler may be made by calling (803) 365-8650
or visiting