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About Dr. David Smail
Dr. David Smail, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Burlington, VT. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include General Surgery and Anesthesiology. Dr. Smail is affiliated with FAH Fanny Allen Campus, Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. David Smail has the following 2 specialties
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
Dr. Smail is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
FAH Fanny Allen Campus
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Addison Gilbert And Beverly Hospitals
Fletcher Allen Health Care
North Shore Medical Center - Union Hospital
43 Years Experience
Graduated in 1970
Dr. David Smail accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & Directions111 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT
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