Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
Don’t settle for a deforming breast cancer surgery, expect to preserve, or even improve, your femininity.
Breast cancer diagnosis is stressful and difficult, but women come out of their treatment stronger than before. Unfortunately, far too many women undergo deforming surgeries that they must live with for the rest of their lives and serve as a daily reminder of their past diagnosis. Dr. Schwartz’s mission is to ensure that never happens and that women can move on with their lives, proud and confident with their healthy, newly reconstructed breasts.
Whether you are faced with lumpectomy, mastectomy or you need a revision of your past reconstructive surgery, Dr. Schwartz utilizes all the latest techniques from skin and nipple sparing procedures to implants, flaps, lifts, and reductions to provide women with symmetry and the best, often even improved, breasts.
Breast reconstruction surgery you can afford! it is never too late to start thinking about breast reconstruction or revision of a reconstruction you are unhappy about. All reconstructive surgery from the time of diagnosis and forever thereafter is fully covered by insurance.
Don’t settle for a deforming breast reconstruction surgery, expect to preserve, or even improve, your femininity.
Dr. Schwartz’s extensive training at renowned schools and medical facilities in the US and around the world together with his 13 years of experience, publishing his innovative techniques in the field of breast cancer and reconstruction in prestigious medical journals Internationally, and over 6,000 surgeries performed, make him the only breast surgeon in Gwinnett County and one of only a handful in the US to be an expert in the field of Oncoplastic Surgery (this approach integrates an aggressive oncological resection with immediate reconstruction using plastic surgery principles to avoid deformities and sometimes even improve the appearance of the breast).
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4.8-star rating, over 6000 surgeries completed.
Breast cancer surgery and reconstruction – like it never even happened
Revision of breast reconstruction done elsewhere – don’t settle for deforming breast cancer surgery!
Dr. Schwartz is an internationally trained and recognized leader in the field of oncoplastic breast surgery. He is rightfully referred to as the Top Breast Surgeon In Atlanta as there is no purely trained breast cancer surgeon in the United States with a more comprehensive reconstructive skillset nor who has made more original contributions to the varied areas of oncoplastic breast surgery than Dr. Schwartz. He is one of only two surgeons in Georgia, and a handful in the US, capable of breast tumor removal and immediate reconstruction in just one surgery. With over 6,000 surgeries performed, Dr. Schwartz is constantly perfecting and innovating new oncoplastic techniques to further improve a women’s breast appearance after breast cancer surgery.
All of Dr. Schwartz’s breast cancer and reconstructive surgeries are covered by health insurance. By performing many of his surgeries at a private Ambulatory Surgery Center attached to his office, Dr. Schwartz is able to:
As the Top Breast Surgeon In Atlanta, Dr. Schwartz is an expert in both breast cancer surgery and reconstruction. Dr. Schwartz can offer his patients a comprehensive list of surgical options and a detailed explanation of the surgery that best suits them. The details of both the cancer surgery and reconstruction are fully explained to patients, including their expected results, recovery time, and how their surgeries will be scheduled around their possible need for chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy surgery can be performed with either your own tissues or an implant. The best option for you is a personal decision but is influenced by your breast size, body size, need for radiation therapy, and your personal goals with regard to how you want your new breasts to look and feel.
Breast conservation or lumpectomy has equivalent or better cure rates than mastectomy with fewer risks of surgical complications. Patient satisfaction is typically better after breast conservation and especially after oncoplastic* surgery. Dr. Schwartz is a recognized national expert in oncoplastic breast conservation.
*Oncoplastic breast surgery combines the techniques of traditional breast cancer surgery with the cosmetic advantages of plastic surgery. The goal is to remove cancer while minimizing the unwanted effects of surgery, helping patients heal both physically and emotionally.
Dr. Schwartz performs nearly 100% of his reconstructions at the same time as the mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery.
In October of 1998, Congress passed the “Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act,” which requires group health and individual health insurance coverage for reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy. In general, the law states that these plans should cover:
Dr. Schwartz has performed several thousand breast reconstruction procedures. He specializes only in breast surgeries and is one of only a few oncoplastic surgeons in the US.
As 80% of women choose an implant-based reconstruction after mastectomy, this is the most common type of reconstruction Dr. Schwartz performs. Having said that, Dr. Schwartz has significant experience and has published several techniques on autologous reconstruction or using your own tissues to reconstruct your breast.
Dr. Schwartz makes every effort to match your newly reconstructed breast with your other healthy breast and has published several approaches describing strategies to accomplish this.
During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will recommend surgery on your other breast if he thinks this is important to make the breasts look alike. This might involve a breast reduction, lift, or breast augmentation.
Nipples are often reconstructed in a second surgery after the mastectomy surgery. Dr. Schwartz makes every effort to reconstruct your nipple at the same time as your mastectomy, to avoid this additional surgery. Nipples are typically reconstructed from excess breast skin.
Dr. Schwartz exclusively uses round, smooth silicone breast implants. These are the safest and best breast implants for reconstruction.
Tissue flaps require scars in other parts of the body that “donate” this tissue to the breast after mastectomy. These scars are typically hidden in creases that are difficult to see. Pain after flap surgery typically resolves in 1-2 weeks. These sites do not appreciably change after surgery retaining most of their original shape and form.
Tissue flap surgery usually does not require using an implant as well unless you don’t have enough excess fatty tissue to reconstruct a breast.
Dr. Schwartz performs all of his mastectomy and implant-based reconstructions without hospital admission. For patients that undergo mastectomy and flap surgery on one side, hospital admission is not required either. Patients that undergo mastectomy and flap reconstruction on both sides are typically recommended to spend one night in the hospital.
The use of high-volume fat transfer is a new, minimally invasive breast reconstruction approach that can provide many women a naturally-appearing breast using their own fat without significant scarring in other parts of the body.
Breast reconstruction does not interfere with the delivery of chemotherapy unless there are healing problems or an infection.
Breast reconstruction almost always can be performed without affecting the delivery of radiotherapy. However, radiotherapy typically has a negative impact on the breast reconstruction result which may require additional surgeries to correct.
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Dr Jean Claude Schwartz is an outstanding surgeon. Breast cancer is a scary and very frightening diagnosis. As I was diagnosed with Stage Breast 3A Breast Cancer, I was referred to Dr Schwartz. He explained the entire surgical process of my lumpectomy and then my reconstruction via his flap procedure. Dr Schwartz truly cares about each and every one of his patients, as does his entire staff. He puts his patients ‘at ease’ by taking time explaining all the options and procedures that are best suited for each individual patient. If a person is diagnosed with breast cancer and surgery is needed, I highly recommend Dr Schwartz. He is truly THE BEST ! His office staff is very kind and friendly, as well as being quite helpful. Dr Schwartz and staff are definitely the BEST ‘A TEAM’ in this field of surgery.
As an RN, I had researched Dr. Schwartz as well as other surgeons and oncology programs around Metro Atlanta while awaiting the biopsy results. I saw Dr. Schwartz within hours of receiving those results and was immediately at peace with him as my surgeon. He was caring and extremely informative concerning surgical options recommended for the size and location of my positive tumors; as well as answering all my other questions. Dr. Schwartz continued to be informative and share resources for me to educate myself further through this whole journey. I elected a bilateral mastectomy with plan for reconstruction using my own tissue understanding this would not be a singular surgery. Following chemotherapy, I had a Goldilocks procedure to ensure optimal skin preservation through radiation. Post radiation, I had a bilateral muscle sparing latissimus flap graph reconstructive procedure. Not only is Dr. Schwartz a talented surgeon, he is compassionate, caring and humorous all characteristics I appreciate.