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Dr. Michael Schwartz

Vascular Surgery
Pomona, NY
34 years experience male

Locations

Office

New Hempstead, NY

Address

873 Route 45, Suite 104, New Hempstead, NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Oxford Health Plans

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Pomona, NY

Office

Goshen, NY

About

Bio

I'm a Vascular Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, varicose veins dialysis access and limb preservation. I have offices in NY and NJ.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

110 Answers
86 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sclero: Sclerotherapy (injection of a medicine in the vein) is your best option. It works pretty well. Laser is good also. Treatments are simple and although ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Not simple: Kind of a complex question. Basically most of the studies were done with the 1st generation stents. There was a significant reduction in the need to r... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Small calcified vein: These can be seen on a cat scan (sometimes a plain x-ray). They are small veins, sometimes that get benign clots that become calcified. Not much of a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: Ganglion cysts (also known as Baker's Cysts) are synovial cysts of the knee joint. In most cases they are treated conservatively. In cases where they ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: The treatment and outcomes are dependent on the type of lung cancer. The most common are non-small cell lung cancer. A more aggressive cancer is known... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Possibly: Any jerking motion of the neck can lead to carotid artery or vertebral artery dissection. I've seen them with car accidents and a rare couple of cases... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Medical management: Sounds like you have a significant cardiac history. You need to really modify your lifestyle and optimize it. Good diet, exercise, no smoking and care... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Few cm: The femoral artery is a continuation of the external iliac artery. It travels in the groin a few centimeters then branches into the deep and superfici... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
CT or sono: The best way to detect if an aneurysm is growing is with a sonogram or a cat scan. If you have any pains related to your aneurysm you should seek urge... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Varicose: Varicose veins are benign and can be treated with good support stockings.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy (injection of a medicine in the vein) is your best option. The medicine can be Sotradecol, Polidocanol or hypertonic saline. It works pr... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Probably: Although it may just be a local reaction treatable with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cream, it could also be a cellulitis. Cellulitis is a skin infe... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
If treated: If your new dvt is being treated with blood thinners running and exercise is allowed after treatment begins for a few days. If the clot is older there... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Helps: It does help slow down the progression. Sclerotherapy (injection of a medicine in the vein) is your best option to eradicate them. It works pretty wel... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: A dialysis access is a way to dialyze a patient. It can be with a catheter (plastic tube) placed in the vein or a surgically created bridge between an... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Probably: That surely doesn't help. You must have had a parent that had bad veins as well! Poor girl, only 19 with spiders? They'll improve after you deliver th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: Really depends on the size. Smaller (spider) veins can be treated with injection sclerotherapy or laser. Larger veins can be treated with chemical or ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
See a GI specialist: Can mean many things, inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, ischemic bowel disease and others. Best to see a Gastroenterologist for a complete e... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy (injection of a medicine in the vein) is your best option. It works pretty well. Laser is good also. Treatments are simple and although ... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
2nd opinion: A 70% blockage in an 80 year old female without stroke or ministroke should be observed. It is a marker for generalized atherosclerosis and you should... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Ask: Ask if you have Raynaud's Disease or Raynaud's Phenomenon. They're different!
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Mild ectasia of the ascending aorta is almost impossible to pick up on a plain chest x-ray. You really need a cat scan for adequate follow-up.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sometimes: Varicose veins can be caused by non-functional valves in the great saphenous vein but not all the times. A vascular specialist can tell you better aft... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: Depends on the degree of blockage. In most cases it is just an indicator that a patient needs treatment for generalized atherosclerosis. In occasional... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: It really varies depending on location and what branch blood vessel it affects. Some patients with aortic dissection die instantly. Some people with a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sometimes: There is a small but definite risk of C. Diff infection with Ancef (cefazolin) given prior to surgery. In someone who has had a previous C. Diff infec... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Either: I think lipase is more sensitive for acute pancreatitis. The amylase will always be elevated with acute pancreatitis (early on) but can also be elevat... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Tough question: This is a tough question. It depends upon the actual location of the aneurysm and size. This is a question best answered by the doctor who treated you... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: I really depends on the artery that is getting clogged. Carotid, coronary (heart), leg, kidneys all have different indications for treatment. As a gen... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Clotted: A thrombosed aneurysm is an aneurysm which has clotted and there is no longer any blood flow through it.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy (injection of a medicine in the vein) is your best option. It works pretty well. Laser is good also. Treatments are simple and although ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sure: If you enjoy taking care of patients and contributing to their wellness...sure! There is plenty of need for phlebotomists.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Not likely: A normal (or negative) D-dimer means that it is very unlikely that you have any abnormal clotting. It's not 100% though. It may be worthwhile to have ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Circulation OK?: In addition to diagnosing his osteomyelitis (bone infection) they need to make sure his circulation is OK. This can be done by physical exam to make s... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sometimes: Veins carry most of the blood in your body. If you are dehydrated they will not protrude as much. If you drink a lot of water, your veins will have a ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Hmmm: Hard to say. Sometimes they can stem from a simple bruise or injury.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Good idea: Physical therapy is the best first line treatment for TOS. You sound like you have neurogenic TOS. A good trial of physical therapy is the best choice... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: Probably not. But if you have tenderness along the jugular vein you should have it checked out. It is probably some inflamed lymph nodes. It could be ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
It may: A "twisted bowel" also known as a volvulus can actually mean a twist in the intestine itself, but most concerning can be a "kinking off" of the blood ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Metallic strut : A stent is a metallic strut usually placed in a blood vessel (artery or vein) to keep it open. It can also be placed in other areas including the esop... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy (injection of a medicine in the vein) is your best option. The medicine can be Sotradecol, Polidocanol or hypertonic saline. It works pr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
No.: Although medical management (control of blood pressure and stopping smoking) is part of the treatment, aortic aneurysms can only be treated with surge... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Possibly: An aorto-bifemoral bypass is a pretty durable procedure. However, they can fail. If so, the symptoms will return. If the symptoms just returned recent... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Pretty good: That's a pretty great track record. I think even the best carotid surgeons can expect a 1% risk of stroke. Some strokes are totally out of the hand of... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Medical: If you are an 80 year old female with a 70% stenosis that has not caused you any trouble, the best option is to keep an eye on it and be treated medic... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy (injection of a medicine in the vein) is your best option. The medicine can be Sotradecol, Polidocanol or hypertonic saline. It works pr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Follow-up: You should remain on anti-platelet therapy (aspirin or Clopidigrel) if you are not on another blood thinner. The stent should be checked with duplex (... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Not best test: A trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is a decent test for diagnosing a thoracic aneurysm. However, a Cat Scan is the best test for evaluating and p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Stents...: Stents are metallic mesh frames used to prop open any channel. They can be used in blood vessels, airways and intestinal tracts. In the blood vessel t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Options: There are few things that can be done including banding, excision, injections or cauterization. Best to seek out a colorectal surgeon or a general sur... Read More

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Dec 16, 2012
I went to Dr. Schwartz for treatment for my varicose veins. I was very nervous about this beforehand. The office staff really took away my fears, answering my questions and giving me a very specific...Read More
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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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I was worried and your answer made me feel better. Thank you!!!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center

Awards

Recognized Physician, Castle Connolly
"Best Doctors"

Affiliations

Society for Vascular Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Nyack Hospital
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