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Dr. Jess Schwartz

Thoracic Surgery
Albuquerque, NM
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Albuquerque, NM

Address

1 University of New Mexico, MSC 10-5610, Albuquerque, NM
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Thoracic Surgery

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8 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jess Schwartz
Thoracic Surgery 28 years experience
Surgery is an option: Patients with gerd should be formally seen by a gastroenterologist. If a patient has relief with a ppi such as Nexium (esomeprazole) that can be continued. If despite remaining on therapy with a ppi the symptoms persist an upper endoscopy is indicated and consideration for referal to a surgeon to have an antireflux proceedure should be offered. Surgery, can often obviate the need for life long ppi treatment.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jess Schwartz
Thoracic Surgery 28 years experience
Multiple: When deciding a treatment plan one aways must weigh the risks of (rate of occurance) and the impact of an complication vs the potential benefits of the treatment. Surgical complications are many. A partial list includes: anastomotic leak, vocal cord nerve injury, pneumonia, lymphatic leak, blood clots (DVT) and even death to name a few. But is surgery is possible it provide the best chance of cure.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jess Schwartz
Thoracic Surgery 28 years experience
Very unlikely: Thymomas rarely spread via lymph nodes. Most often they spread by direct extention into other organs or by "drop" metastasis into the pleural or pericardial cavities.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schwartz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schwartz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

General Surgery
Completed 2000

Residency

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Completed 2002
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