UT Health East Texas Physicians
Andrea Cooley, DO, FACOS, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, who believes in making patients and their families a part of the healthcare team. “Having surgery is a very big thing, so it’s important to have open communication with the patient and the family. Making sure everyone understands exactly what to expect can take some uncertainty off the plate.”
Dr. Cooley strives to educate her patients throughout the entire process. “I think one of my strongest traits is being able to communicate well with people regardless of their medical background, so they can really understand the plan and feel comfortable.”
Dr. Cooley earned her bachelor of arts in sports medicine from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and her doctor of osteopathic medicine from AT Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri.
Blogs Written by Dr. Cooley
Convergent Procedure Could be the Best of Both Worlds for AFib Patients
Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship: Children’s Medical Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Chief Resident: Cardiothoracic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Chief Resident: General Surgery, Genesys Regional Medical Center, Michigan State University, Grand Blanc, Michigan
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine: AT Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri
Bachelor of Science: Sports Medicine, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
American Osteopathic Association Board of Surgery, Board Certifications
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Board Certification
American Osteopathic Association, Member
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Member
Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
I had a ablation procedure done beautifully in Florida at UFloridaHealth. I just found this superb explanation of the entire heart repair program done by Dr. Cooley. I have sent it to a number of potential patients around the county and Europe. There are MANY older cardiologists around the USA who describe their own work to me as "potentially obsolete". I know 2 friends personally, just retired, who made this comment.
I agree with the post praising Dr. Cooley's YouTube discussion of A-fib. It is now being circulated among members of the Senior Masters Forum, which is a listserv for masters swimmers 60 years and older, many of whom suffer from A-fib. It is well known that older male endurance athletes in swimming, running, ccycling, etc. experience A-fib at nine times the rate in the general population. The benefits of our exercise regimen are tremendous, so our doctors do not advise us to stop exercising. But how we treat A-fib so as not to interfere with our sports activity and not create more problems for ourselves is key, and Dr. Cooley's presentation is spot on with excellent advice about alternative treatments. Kudos to her for doing this public service.
— Sanford Thatcher
Dr. Cooley’s explanation on You Tube of Atrial Fibrillation was absolutely brilliant. It’s a complex topic and she did a fabulous job of keeping it in language that a lay person could understand. Her use of visual aids was both essential, yet again, not overly technical. It will help my family discuss a loved one’s condition in a far more informed manner.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
— Jack Segal
The best experience that could have anticipated
— Robert Frreeman
Very professional and caring, willing to listen and take time to answer any and all concerns. Very competent. Would highly recommend. Very thorough and straight forward.
— John A. Crnkovich