David D Neal, MD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery

David Neal MD, FACS, is an associate professor of surgery with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery. Dr. Neal specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgeries including appendectomies, cholecystectomies (gallbladder removal), colectomies, hernia surgery, and Nissen fundoplication. He also has an interest in thyroidectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, breast biopsy, mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and other oncology procedures.

Dr. Neal comes to Banner University Medical Center with close to thirty years of success in private practice. He grew up in southern California, and after graduating in the top of his class from UCLA School of Medicine, he came to Tucson to complete his general surgery residency at the University of Arizona. He is a member of several surgical organizations, including the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Neal served as the president of Palo Verde Surgical Associates and the chief of general surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital.

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  • MD: University of California, Los Angeles, 1982
University of Arizona, General Surgery Residency, 1982-1987
  1. Colorectal Surgery
  2. General Surgery
  3. Gastrointestinal Surgery
  4. Minimally Invasive Surgery
  5. Soft Tissue Surgery
Clinical Practice

Achalasia and swallowing issues
Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Hiatal hernia (primary/recurrence)
Abdominal wall hernia: primary and recurrence (ventral, incisional, umbilical)
Hernias (inguinal, femoral, obturator hernia)
Feeding tube (J tube)
Spleen disorders
Benign gallbladder diseases (gallstones, cholecystitis, biliary dyskinesia)
Appendicitis, tumors of appendix
Small bowel obstruction and tumors

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, 1988
  • Recertification, American Board of Surgery, 1996