Dr Cooper
GastroCare Bahamas
About Dr. Eugene Marcus Cooper

Dr. Cooper is an alumnus of Kingsway Academy and University of the Bahamas. He was awarded his medical degree from the University of the West Indies and completed his Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He also has a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from the Florida International University and is a lifetime member of the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and Association of West Indian Gastroenterologists (AWIG).


Where is your
Scroll over image for common conditions of
the gastrointestinal tract
Also known as dysphagia (dys-fey-juh), may be caused by a narrowing in the esophagus from chronic heartburn or inflammation. Persons with dysphagia often complain of food 'getting stuck' in the esophagus. Treatment may require medication or a procedure to open up the esophagus.
Heartburn or Acid Reflux refers to a burning sensation in the chest or upper stomach from acid that comes from the stomach. Treatment usually involves making changes in the diet and medication.
refers to a 'break' in the lining of the stomach that may be very painful or bleed. It may be caused by medications like Aspirin or Motrin. Treatment will be determined by how severe it is.
refers to infrequent bowel movements. It is often related to diet but when severe, it may be related to a problem with the bowels. A colonoscopy may be necessary to determine the cause.
refers to abdominal discomfort that may or may not be associated with meals. It is usually the result of a poor diet but other causes are possible. Treatment options vary.
A common condition in older persons and those with chronic constipation. Small 'pockets' in the colon may become infected or bleed. Treatment is with antibiotics but if severe may require surgery.
Hemorrhoids (hem-uh-roid) are only one cause of blood in the stools. A colonoscopy is usually recommended to determine the source of bleeding.
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