Breast Surgery

breast imaging on hospital computer

Dr. Schwartz is the only fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist in Gwinnett County. He is considered an expert in his field and is highly sought for speaking opportunities. His research has been published in numerous prestigious surgical journals and continues to contribute to and write original articles in the area of breast surgery.

He has innovated and invented multiple new surgical approaches in breast cancer surgery and reconstruction. Dr. Schwartz is a recognized national leader in the field of oncoplastic surgery, where principles of cancer surgery and plastic surgery are used together to radically excise all cancerous tissue, but still leave patients with natural looking breasts. He is one of only a handful of breast surgeons in the United States with formal training in oncoplastic surgery. This unique training has allowed him to avoid performing a mastectomy in most women with breast cancer. In patients that do require or request a mastectomy, Dr. Schwartz can usually preserve the skin and nipple and replace your breast with an implant or your own tissues leaving you with results that often look better than before surgery.

His expertise also allows him to virtually eliminate common deformities associated with breast cancer surgery. He also has experience in repairing deformities and complications related to breast cancer surgery performed by others. He routinely consults on cosmetic breast implant related complications as well.

Dr. Schwartz performs the following procedures:

    • Core Needle Biopsy (Performed in Office)
    • Port Placement and Removal
    • Lumpectomy
      • Oncoplastic Lumpectomy (from simple to complex)
    • Sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary dissection
    • Selective Axillary dissection
    • Mastectomy
      • Partial or Complete
      • Wise-pattern Mastectomy
      • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
      • Goldilocks Mastectomy
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Lift or Mastopexy


  • Breast Reconstruction
    • With Implants (For Cancer or High Risk Patients)
    • With Flaps Using Your Own Tissue (For Cancer or High Risk Patients)
  • Local Perforator Flaps
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Fat Transfer or Lipofilling
  • Removal of Ruptured or Old Cosmetic Breast Implants with Replacement or Mastopexy
  • Repair of Deformities or Complications After Failed Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Repair of Deformities After Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Needle Localization