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Andrea Cooley, DO, FACOS

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UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - Cardiothoracic Surgery

700 Olympic Plaza Cir.
Ste. 510
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.

Dr. Cooley is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

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

Featured Reviews



I watched this presentation by Dr. Cooley. She is outstanding. My sister forwarded this to us. I will ask my sister how she came across this. My sister has AFib and I am thinking her cardiologist in Plano recommended the Dr. Cooley presentation.

   — Al Baume


Thank you so much, Dr. Cooley, for your video on A Fib. My father is probably heading toward an ablation and your video has helped so much in understanding what is happening with his heart, what can be done and how it all works.

   — Liz G


Watched Dr Cooley on YouTube explain about Afib and she did such a great job, clear easy to understand and so confident in what she does. I have afib but from another country, do you guys take patients from outside USA?

   — Rob Fuata


I have just watched Andrea Cooley’s YouTube video on A-Fib And have to agree with the comments on this post. A detailed explanation ( but not overly complicated with use of medical terms that a layman can hardly understand) That helps the sufferer understand what is going on. Delivered in a calm manner it was kind of reassuring to know that all is not lost with A-Fib and there are treatments available in various forms. A wonderful presentation.

   — Karen Band


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.

   — Dacarls


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