Published on March 1st, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



COLUMBIA, S.C. – Providence Health is pleased to announce the addition of general surgeon, Dr. Arthur Cooler, to Providence Surgical Associates.

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, and will now bring that experience and expertise to Providence Surgical Associates and his 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:

· Downtown Columbia: 2750 Laurel Street, Suite 200A & 200B, Columbia, SC 29204

· [Opening in Spring 2018] Northeast Columbia: 114 Gateway Corporate Blvd, Suite 220, Columbia 29203

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cooler, call 803-365-8650 or visit

About Providence Health: A part of LifePoint Health, Providence Health is nationally-recognized for top-quality cardiovascular, orthopedic, and surgical services. Providence is composed of two hospitals, multiple physician practices, a network of rehabilitation centers, imaging and diagnostics labs, a school of cardiac diagnostics and an accredited chest pain center. Providence employs nearly 1,800 dedicated staff. Founded in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence is known statewide for outstanding clinical quality and compassionate care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded Providence Health a 4-star rating, the highest rank issued to a Columbia health care entity, and the Providence open heart surgery program has consistently ranked in the top 15 percent of open heart programs in the nation. For more information, visit


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