Dr. David Smail Jr, MD

Dr. David Smail Jr, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Smail Jr, MD is a general surgery specialist in Beverly, MA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Essex Surgical Associates, PC

100 Cummings Ctr Ste 112D

Beverly, MA 01915
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 83% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Smail Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smail Jr "Dr. David Smail began his practice in 2002. Dr. Smail received his training at Brown University and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at Brown University. He then served in the U.S Navy until 2005 when he came to Beverly. He has been board certified by the American College of Surgeons since 2003. He has particular interest in breast surgery, colonoscopy, gallbladder disease, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia surgery, melanoma, minimally invasive surgery and trauma. He enjoys coaching hockey, fishing, hiking, and spending time with his family. Memberships and Certifications: American College of Surgeons, Fellow Massachusetts Medical Society American College of Surgery, Diplomat Medical Advisory Panel, Northeast Health Systems Medical Director Trauma Service, Northeast Health Systems Utilization Review Committee, Northeast Health Systems Massachusetts State Trauma Committee Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified Basic Life Support Certified "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smail Jr "We are here to take care of what matters most, you. Lahey Health offers access to board-certified specialists in nearly every medical specialty and more than 75 primary care practices in over 30 communities providing you with the full continuum of care, all close to home."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

28  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 8/22/2014
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    State: Massachusetts
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. David Smail Jr, MD
Dr. Smail is a highly competent and careful surgeon. He is reassuring, respectful, caring, and an excellent listener.
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Danvers, MA – Apr 12, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Smail. His knowledge and skill, combined with his kind, empathetic, respectful care was greatly appreciated. The care I received at Lahey Danvers, outpatient surgical care and the Breast Center was exceptional.
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Beth in Topsfield, MA – Oct 26, 2016
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