Dr. Michael Schwartz

Vascular Surgery
Pomona, NY
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

New Hempstead, NY

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Diet/exercise: I think 13 years old is too young to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A better option is diet modification and exercise. Too young to be able to deal w... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Rare: In normal patients aviation does not lead to spontaneous pneumothorax. In people who have bullous disease or blebs (abnormal lung tissue that form lar... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Zenckers?: Hard to say based upon your question but it may be a Zencker's Diverticulum, a small "hernia" outpouch of the esophagus.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: If the ileostomy surgery is new, there may be some temporary bloody and mucus drainage. If the ileostomy is not new, bloody drainage is not normal and... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Unlikely related: It's unlikely related, however she should see her PMD to make sure this is not related to small strokes (TIAs)
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Protein loss: In nephrotic syndrome there is a loss of protein in your urine. This reduces the oncotic pressure in your blood vessels and fluid leaks out into the s... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Unlikely: Those symptoms are unlikely to be a DVT. However, DVTs present in many strange ways and an ultrasound ordered by your doctor is the only way to be sur... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Rare: In rare cases, there is a communication between the right and left side of the heart allowing a clot from a vein to enter into the arterial circulatio... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Atherosclerosis: The pathophysiology of peripheral vascular disease is atherosclerosis. This is a generalized disease process with risk factors including diabetes, old... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Endarterectomy: Most patients undergo an endarterectomy where the plaque is surgically removed. Carotid stenting is also done less frequently when needed. In very, ve... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Narrowing: It means there is a narrowing in the carotid artery usually from plaque. The degree of narrowing is related to the risk of stroke. In rare cases, the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Combination: Compression stockings help them from progressing. Sclerotherapy or laser can help eradicate them. I'm partial to sclerotherapy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Varies: Really depends on location and size. Typically and aortic aneurysm can grow about 1/3 cm per year but that is highly variable. Larger aneurysms grow f... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Horse Chestnut: They say that horse chestnut preparations help the most. I have some patients who try it and we haven't been impressed with the results. Can't hurt, g... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
A few: In most cases I find it's hereditary. Your mom or dad may have them. In addition, pregnancy, working on your feet all day, being overweight and someti... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Coagulation: Most important issues with massive blood loss included the need to replace clotting factors including platelets.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Varies: In most cases just one. Sometimes it may take a second treatment.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Do be well hydrated and exercise. Don't sit or stand in one place for prolonged periods of time.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Provider: Your first stop should be with the surgeon. In most cases he or she has an office staff that is used to obtaining insurance authorization for your sur... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Ultrasound: It means an ultrasound of the carotid arteries. Bilateral means both sides.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Tough case: This is a pretty rare problem. Without having all the details, I think blood thinners are a must. A good neuro-vascular specialist opinion would be ne... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Few options: Not many great options here. Most likely he will need some type of anticoagulation (blood thinners). Should be evaluated by a neurosurgeon with vascul... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Carotidynia: Rare cause of neck pain is Carotidynia. It's not related to strokes either.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Raynaud's is a benign condition in the majority of cases. Wear warm gloves in the cooler weather.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Not in most cases: Unless there is a good reason to check, it is not cost effective. Some reasons to check include the presence of a bruit (an audible noise by stethesco... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Sometimes an amputation is a humane procedure for people who are in chronic pain from bad circulation. If your dad cannot walk and has chronic pain an... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Go ahead: That's a pretty small aneurysm. I see no reason why she can't travel.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Location location: An aortic aneurysm is a weakening of the wall of the aorta causing it to balloon out. In most cases this weakening is in the part of the aorta below t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Blood thinners: Blood vessels are lined with cells called endothelial cells. These cells secrete small amounts of "blood thinners" to keep blood from clotting.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Do exercise. Don't stand all day. Do wear support stockings. Don't sit in a chair all day.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Normal: A painless bulging vein that does not cause you any cosmetic issues can be left alone.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Conservative: Most people with PVD can be treated without any intervention (balloon/stents/surgery). Usually the best treatment is exercise, risk factor reduction (... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Varicose: Varicose veins are benign and can be treated with good support stockings.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Ask: Ask if you have Raynaud's Disease or Raynaud's Phenomenon. They're different!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Clotted: A thrombosed aneurysm is an aneurysm which has clotted and there is no longer any blood flow through it.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 35 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
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
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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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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