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Dr. Benjamin Schwartz

Gynecologic Oncology
Brightwaters, NY
27 years experience male

Locations

Island Gynecologic Oncology

Brightwaters, NY

Address

404 Potter Blvd, Brightwaters, NY
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My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Fax

6313760099

About

Bio

Dr. Benjamin Schwartz is a specialist in Gynecologic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons and a Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist. In 2011, Dr. Schwartz was named Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center where he also serves as the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. In 2014, Dr. Schwartz was named the Director of the Women's Health Service Line for Catholic Health Services of Long Island. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Dr. Schwartz obtained his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and served as Administrative Chief Resident. During his residency, Dr. Schwartz completed a Galloway Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, NY. He then completed subspecialty training in a three year fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. A leader in the field of Robotic Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Oncology, he is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists' Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He is also certified as an "Advanced Laparoscopist" by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy. Dr. Schwartz is also a leader in the field of chemotherapy for gynecological cancers and served on the Medical Oncology Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, a national collaborative group that studies experimental treatments for gynecological cancers.

Specialties
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Gynecologic Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ultrasound?: Have you had an ultrasound to rule out an ectopic pregnancy? So long as the pregnancy is in the correct location (in the uterine cavity), many pregna... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Given your age, it is unlikely that this is the beginning of menopause. However, a vist with the gynecologist is necessary to make sure that there is... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: If the pregnancy test was positive then you are pregnant. You should consult an OB/gyn doctor as soon as possible.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
No: only high risk hpv infections put you at higher risk. If you are referring to low grade dysplasia, that's a different issue and typically means that y... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Probably not: The Pap smear can frequently cause a little of bleeding afterwards. I would not be concerned unless it persists for more than a week. Even then, it pr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: If the cervix was left in place (a supracervical hysterectomy) you can still get vaginal bleeding with each cycle.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Cervical cancer: The concern for females is that there is an association between high risk hpv types and cervical and vulvar cancers. However, hpv infections are incre... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: Hysterectomy is a risk factor for bladder prolapse but so are many of the reasons why women need hysterectomies (e.g. Fibroids).
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Need more info: how old are you? Do you smoke? Do you have hiv? Do you take steroids? What was the exact abnormality on your pap?
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Need an ultrasound!: while such pains are not uncommon in early pregnancy, one serious concern is the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy where the pregnancy is by in the ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
No: Actually, hpv is transmitted from skin to skin and condoms do not prevent hpv transmission since scrotum still touches vulva during intercourse. It is... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
See your doctor: Pelvic pain and pressure can be from many different sources. Bladder problems, gynecological problems, muscle and nerve problems, and gastrointestina... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: yes. Any unprotected intercourse can lead to pregnancy especially around ovulation. Of all of the methods of birth control, the 'pull out' method is t... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Call your doctor: while your symptoms may not mean anything serious, you definitely need to call your gynecologist to explain what you are experiencing.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Yes.: a bartholin's cyst can get infected and require surgical drainage. You should contact your gynecologist right away.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
No: condoms do not protect from transmission of hpv between partners.
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Yes and no: While not common, it is possible that this is a normal part of healing. I would definitely bring this matter to the attention of your surgeon.

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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

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Completed 1999

Affiliations

Society Of Gynecologic Oncology
American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
American Association Of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
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