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Mitchell E. Cooper, MD

Associate Chief (LVH-M), Division of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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Specialties
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Conditions treated
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Sports Medicine
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Cooper's Locations

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Conditions Dr. Cooper Treats

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Services Dr. Cooper Offers

  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
  • Bracing Evaluation
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and/or Dislocation Treatment
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hand Surgery
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Injections
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Partial or Complete Resection of Bone
  • Removal of Bone and Soft Tissue
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Second Opinion for Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Soft Tissue Injection
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Performance Program
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Steroid Injection
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About Dr. Cooper

Philosophy of care

I prefer to keep things simple and easy, treating patients as I would like to be treated. I listen to what the patient is telling me. I try to explain the diagnosis and treatment options as clearly and succinctly as possible so my patients can make informed decisions about their care. I stick with what works the best for me and my patients in the office and in surgery, always wanting the best outcome possible.

Why I entered medicine

It was easy for me to follow my father, a well respected obstetrician/gynecologist, into a medical career. I felt that I could combine my love of sports and interest in how an athlete was able to return to play after a devastating injury by becoming a sports medicine doctor. I would always envision myself as the team doctor running onto the field to tend to the stricken athlete. Now, this is a reality.

Community involvement

I'm involved with the Maimonides Society of JFLV, the Lehigh Valley Dawgs (minor league basketball), and multiple charitable donations and endeavors, and I serve as a radio talk show sports injury consultant, assistant team physician at Central Catholic High School, team orthopedic surgeon for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate) and the previous team physician for the Allentown Ambassadors (minor league baseball).

Personal interests

In my free time, I enjoy golf, bicycling, ice hockey, sports memorabilia collecting, learning Italian and being with my family.

Education

Undergraduate
Tulane University, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1989

Medical Training
Temple University School Of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1993

Training

Internship 1994
University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Residency 1995
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Residency 1996
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Residency 1997
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Residency 1998
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Fellowship 1999
Sports Medicine, HealthSouth Doctors' Hospital, Coral Gables, FL

Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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