Dr. David Cooper is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and the Jefferson Orthopedic residency, where he worked closely with Dr. Phil Marone, the Philadelphia Phillies team orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Cooper assisted in the care and surgery of several professional ball players; he was also the house physician at Veterans Stadium for many years. During medical school and residency, Dr. Cooper was in the United States Naval Reserve and was on active duty at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. He was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant, USN
After completing his residency, Dr. Cooper entered private practice as a general orthopedic surgeon in Lansdale, Pa. For four years, he performed all types of orthopedic surgery including neck and low back laminectomies and fusions along with extensive open and closed fracture care.
In 1980, Dr. Cooper was recruited by Geisinger to open the orthopedic department at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital in Wilkes-Barre where he was one of the first orthopedic surgeons in the valley to introduce knee replacements and arthroscopic surgery.
In 1981, Dr. Cooper opened the Knee Center in Wilkes-Barre, to further specialize in the care and treatment of knee and lower extremity disorders. He has personally performed over 6000 arthroscopic surgeries, ligament repairs, and knee replacements.
In terms of actually performing surgeries, as opposed to having interns and residents handle the cases, Dr. Cooper is one of the most experienced knee surgeons in the world, as well as being board certified for life by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the highest honor that any medical specialist practicing in the United States can obtain.
Dr. Cooper has performed over 6,000 arthroscopic surgeries and over 500 knee replacements. He is Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Cooper is one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons in the world. In terms of direct patient care and medical and surgical treatment of the knee.
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The Knee Center
744 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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