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David Schuval, MD

Dr. Schuval is a general surgeon in the Saint Louis area. He is affiliated with St Anthony's Medical Center and SSM St Clare Health Center.
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Dr. Schuval saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Schuval saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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6.6k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw more hemorrhoid patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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3.7k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw more colon polyps patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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6.7k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw more benign polyps patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.0k doctors
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509 doctors
Dr. Schuval saw more anal fissure patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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802 doctors
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802 doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw more fecal incontinence patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Schuval saw more vascular disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.4k doctors
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710 doctors
Dr. Schuval saw more rectal cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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300 doctors
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300 doctors
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149 doctors
Dr. Schuval saw more anal fistula patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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4.4k doctors
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4.4k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw more colon cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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411 doctors
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412 doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw more anal cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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4.4k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw more diverticulosis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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5.4k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Schuval saw more ulcerative colitis (UC) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Schuval saw more Crohn's disease patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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2.0k doctors
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1.0k doctors
Dr. Schuval saw vaginal prolapse patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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734 doctors
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733 doctors
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366 doctors
Dr. Schuval saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Schuval saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Schuval saw more constipation patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Schuval saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.3k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw genital warts patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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4.9k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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2.9k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw C. diff colitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Schuval saw more inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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8.8k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.3k doctors
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Dr. Schuval saw anal polyp patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Schuval saw gastroenteritis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Schuval saw hernia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Schuval saw hemorrhage patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Schuval’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Schuval 36%
Predicted for his patients 19%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Schuval’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Schuval’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Schuval’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Schuval’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Schuval sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

South County Surgical Center
12345 W Bend Dr
Saint Louis, MO 63128
435 miles away

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Credentials
  • State University of New York Syracuse New York
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1985

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Colon & Rectal Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Schuval is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • St Anthony's Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • SSM St Clare Health Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health Plan
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield