Mr Cooper is a graduate of Cambridge University. He undertook his basic surgical training in London, culminating in two years research into the molecular biology of varicose veins and award of a Master or Surgery thesis from the University of London. He continues an academic interest with many papers published in peer reviewed journals and numerous presentations at national and international meetings.
His higher surgical training was based both in the North East Thames and East of England Deaneries, where he obtained a broad based experience of both General and Vascular Surgery. He returned to Addenbrookes' Hospital, Cambridge, as a Senior Registrar where he completed his subspecialty training in complex vascular and endovascular surgery. He was appointed as a Consultant at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust in August 2008.
Since his appointment he has been actively involved in the development of the Endovascular Aneurysm Repair programme in Gloucestershire for both abdominal aortic and popliteal aneurysms. Furthermore, he is lead clinician for the provision of acute catheter directed thrombolysis in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis, another life threatening condition. he maintains a busy practice in the management of all vascular conditions including diabetic feet, ischaemic limbs, carotid disease, the provision of renal access for dialysis and management of venous disease including venous ulceration and varicose veins. He also is experienced in the management of all types of abdominal wall hernias and many cutaneous lumps and bumps.
Since the implimentation of the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programe, vascular services within the UK have been reconfigured to cover a larger population base. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, incorporating Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital, have joined in a network with Great Western Hospital, Swindon, to provide specialist arterial services to a population in excess of 800,000. Although outpatient and day surgery services are maintained locally, major arterial work has been centralised on the Cheltenham General Hospital site, incorporating a new multimillion pound Hybrid Endovascular Operating Suite. With his Vascular Surgical colleagues, Mr Cooper has been at the forefront of these changes helping design the new facility and provide specialist services to Great Western Hospital.
Mr Cooper is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. He is a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Society of Endovascular therapy.
Principal NHS Post
Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Visiting Vascular Consultant Surgeon to Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Also visits Stroud General Hospital for both clinic and operating sessions.