Overview

Sherry Scovell, MD is a vascular and endovascular surgeon at Mass General specializing in evaluating and treating venous vascular conditions, including minimally invasive techniques for varicose veins, spider veins, venous disease and leg swelling.

Departments

Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Surgery

Centers & Specialties

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • Treatment of varicose veins
  • Cosmetic treatment of spider veins
  • Evaluation and treatment of venous disease
  • Evaluation and treatment of leg swelling
  • Minimally invasive venous procedures
  • Venous vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Venous duplex imaging
  • Injection sclerotherapy for spider veins
  • Venous thromboembolic disease - thrombolysis, IVC filters
  • Limb edema
  • Varicose veins
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency, Graduate Hospital
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Board Certifications
  • Vascular Surgery
Locations
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Waltham: Mass General West
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Female

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Biography

Dr. Sherry D. Scovell is a board-certified vascular and endovascular surgeon specializing in the evaluation and treatment of venous vascular conditions, including varicose veins, venous disease and leg swelling. She is also a leading expert in the treatment of spider veins. Dr. Scovell utilizes the latest and most cutting-edge minimally invasive equipment and techniques and works closely with every patient to assure the most appropriate treatment of their vascular issues.

Dr. Scovell received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati Medical College, and completed her general surgical residency at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, then affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. She spent one year researching the underlying pathophysiology of abdominal aortic development and growth during her residency. She then completed an intensive two-year vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. As a result of her novel training in Cleveland, she was named the director of endovascular surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and established their endovascular surgery program prior to coming to Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2009, Dr. Scovell established the venous vascular surgery practice at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Outpatient Care in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Dr. Scovell received her board certification in general surgery in 2002 and her specialty board certification in vascular surgery in 2003. She recertified in vascular surgery in 2012. Academically, Dr. Scovell is an Instructor in Surgery at the Harvard Medical School and is an active member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the New England Vascular Surgical Society, Boston Surgical Society, the American Venous Forum, and the American College of Phlebology. She is well published in the vascular and endovascular surgical literature.  

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Scovell has always had an strong interest in aneurysmal disease and is an active member of the Data Safety and Monitoring Committee for several novel endovascular devices to treat aortic aneurysmal disease. Additionally, she is well published in the literature on lower extremity vascular and endovascular surgery. She authors numerous chapters on venous disease and endovascular therapies. Currently, she is also working on a meta-analysis to determine the most effective treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis. Through her research, she strives to offer the most current, safest, and most effective treatments to her patients.
Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Gallagher KA, Clarke Tracci M, Scovell SD. Vascular Arteritides in Women. Submitted March 2012.

Scovell S, Greenberg D. Laser and Light Therapy of Lower Extremity Telangiectasias, Reticular Veins, and Small Varicose Veins. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (ed), Waltham, MA 2009. (Updated quarterly)

Scovell S, Alguire. Overview and Management of Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA 2009. (Updated quarterly)

Scovell S, Fernandez L. Superficial Thrombophlebitis of the Lower Extremity. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA 2009. (Updated quarterly)

Scovell S. Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA 2009. (Updated quarterly)

Scovell S, Greenberg D. Liquid and Foam Sclerotherapy Techniques for the Treatment of Lower Extremity Veins. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA 2009. (Updated quarterly)

Stoughton J, Cantelmo NC, Scovell S. Simultaneous Endochemical and Endovenous Thermal Ablation. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, 2008.

Shrikhande GV, Hamdan AD, Monahan TS, Pomposelli FB, Scovell SD, LoGerfoFW, Schermerhorn M. Low ejection fraction predicts shortened survival in patients undergoing infrainguinal arterial reconstruction. World J Surg. 2007;31(12):2422-6.

Hughes K, Hamdan A, Schermerhorn M, Giordano A, Scovell S, Pomposelli F. Bypass for chronic ischemia of the upper extremity: results in 20 patients. J Vasc Surg. 2007; 46(2):303-7.

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News & Events

  • Giant Cell and Takayasu Arteritis

    Sherry Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, discusses giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TA), two of the most common of the large vessel vasculitides. She explains the clinical approach to treating patients with these conditions.

  • Could that leg pain be peripheral artery disease?

    Sherry, Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon and instructor at Harvard Medical School, explains classic symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD).

  • General Surgery News: Questions for Sherry Scovell, MD

    Sherry, Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon and instructor at Harvard Medical School, addresses a case of a patient with symptomatic right leg varicose veins, aching, heaviness and fatigue.

  • Another First for One of America's Great Healthcare Innovators

    On September 9, 2013 the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care invited more than 130 visiting international physicians and their guests, in Boston for the 2013 UIP World Congress, to visit and tour their newest facilities.

  • The Hidden Danger of Varicose Veins.

    Sherry, Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, explains how the process of removing varicose veins has improved over the years.

  • Stop leg wounds that don't heal.

    Sherry, Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon and instructor at Harvard Medical School, explains leg ulcers: what they are, and approaches to treatment and prevention.

  • Boosting circulation with compression stockings.

    Sherry, Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon and instructor at Harvard Medical School, explains when and why compression stockings are used to boost circulation.

  • Simple procedures offer new ways to treat varicose veins.

    Sherry, Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon and instructor at Harvard Medical School, explains varicose veins: how they're more than just a cosmetic concern; how they can affect your health, and various methods of treatment and prevention.

Contact

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
104 Endicott Street
Danvers MA, 01923-3623
Phone: 978-882-6885
Fax: 978-882-6860
Mass General West
52 Second Avenue
Waltham MA, 02451
Phone: 978-882-6885

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