Jean-Claude Schwartz, MD, PhD, FACS
Jean-Claude Schwartz, MD, is a cancer survivor, which enhances his understanding about the stresses and worries of his patients. This experience inspires him to make big differences in the lives of patients as both a cancer surgeon and reconstructive surgeon at Northside Gwinnett Surgical Associates.
Dr. Schwartz focuses on comprehensive breast surgical care, including biopsy, removal of benign and malignant breast lesions and breast reconstruction. He provides the most advanced, innovative care available for patients in Gwinnett County and nearby communities.
Dr. Schwartz is one of only a handful of breast cancer surgeons in the United States with extensive “oncoplastic training.” This unique expertise means most of his female patients with breast cancer can avoid a mastectomy, and he nearly eliminates common deformities associated with breast cancer surgery. He also performs less invasive lymph node surgery that minimizes the chance of developing lymphedema, the swelling associated with the damage of lymph nodes during cancer treatment.
Upon completing a fellowship in breast cancer surgery at Yale University, he then completed a year of additional training in reconstructive surgery in Paris, London, Milan, Brazil and New Zealand. Dr. Schwartz has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles in leading surgical journals and spoken at multiple national meetings.
Education and Training
- Doctor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Residency, General Surgery, Emory University
- Fellowship, Breast Cancer Surgery, Yale University
- Reconstructive Surgery Training, Paris, London, Milan, Brazil, New Zealand
Certifications and Affiliations
- Board Certified, General Surgery
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons
- Early Expander-to-Implant Exchange after Postmastectomy Reconstruction Reduces Rates of Subsequent Major Infectious Complications
- Muscle-sparing Latissimus Dorsi: A Safe Option for Postmastectomy Reconstruction in Extremely Obese Patients
- Bilateral autologous augmentation-mastopexy in the patient undergoing breast-conserving oncological surgery
- Mastectomy and Prepectoral Reconstruction in an Ambulatory Surgery Center Reduces Major Infectious Complication Rates
- A New Approach to Nipple Sparing Mastectomy and Reconstruction in the High Risk Ptotic Patient
- Total Single-Stage Autologous Breast Reconstruction with Free Nipple Grafts: A Modified Goldilocks Procedure
- Extending the Indications for Autologous Breast Reconstruction Using a Two-Stage Modified Goldilocks Procedure: A Case Report
- Oncoplastic Surgeons Heros or Villains
- Improved Outcomes with Pedicled Nipple-sparing Mastectomies Using a New Surgical Delay: Mastectomy through Wise Incisions
- Surgical Delay Facilitates Pedicled Nipple-sparing Mastectomy and Reconstruction in the Ptotic Patient
- Total Single-Stage Autologous Breast Reconstruction with Free Nipple Grafts
- Case report of a definitive autologous reconstruction in a patient requiring immediate postoperative anticoagulation and reduced operative time
- Goldilocks Mastectomy: A Safe Bridge to Implant Based Breast Reconstruction in the Morbidly Obese
- Oncoplasty as the Standard of Care in Breast Cancer Surgery
- New Approach to Oncoplastic Breast Conservation
- Unilateral Reconstruction of the Large Breast
- Toward a More Definitive Goldilocks Mastectomy: Simultaneous Addition of the Lateral Intercostal Perforator Flap