Out of Town Patients

Dr. Schwartz’s office is a surgical center of excellence for breast cancer patients worldwide. Dr. Schwartz has contributed more to breast reconstruction than any other breast surgical oncologist in the US. With his dedication strictly to breast cancer and reconstruction, he offers the most variety of oncoplastic options.

Out of Town Patients

Travel for Medical Care

Traveling for any advanced medical care, including breast cancer surgery and reconstruction should never stand in your way of getting the best surgical care you can find. With today’s advanced reconstructive techniques, patients have more options than ever. We encourage you to do your research to choose what is best for you.

When you travel to our center, you will be presented with the most groundbreaking breast reconstruction methods in the world, many of which were pioneered right here by Dr. Schwartz and published in prestigious plastic surgery journals.

We understand that traveling to a new place for medical treatment can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. Many women from all over the United States and beyond come to seek Dr. Schwartz’s unique expertise in breast cancer and reconstruction. We are honored that you have chosen us and are committed to providing you with the highest level of care during your visit. Our goal is to make your journey as easy and stress-free as possible so you can focus on your recovery.


Dr. Schwartz offers options for consultations to make it as convenient as possible for out-of-town patients. If you cannot come to Lawrenceville, GA for your in-person consultation with Dr. Schwartz, we can set up a virtual visit to discuss your goals, and plans and how we can help you achieve them.

Scheduling Your Procedure

Our surgery coordinator will schedule your surgery and communicate any pre-operative instructions, including any bloodwork and other testing needed, together with consent forms to sign. Please plan on arriving at least 1 to 2 days before your surgery so you have time to meet with Dr. Schwartz and go over the details of your procedure and follow-up care.

Your Visit

Our goal is to make your journey as comfortable and stress-free as possible so that you can focus on your recovery and the great outcome of your surgery. We will provide you with all the information you need to prepare for your travel to Atlanta and your visit to our office, covering everything from transportation and accommodation to post-op care, whether you are traveling with a companion or alone. We want you to feel confident and reassured that you’re in good hands.

You can download and print our summarized Traveler’s guide or review it below:

  • Getting to our office
  • Companion and Nursing care
  • Accommodations


There are several ways to get to us:


Driving to Lawrenceville is a great option for out-of-town patients who live close enough and want to have more control over their transportation. The city is easily accessible from major highways and interstates, making it a convenient destination for those traveling by car. If you decide to drive, be sure to use GPS navigation to avoid getting lost or stuck in traffic. Dr. Schwartz’s clinic and surgery center is located just off Highway 316, which is a major thoroughfare in the area. The drive to Lawrenceville can be a scenic one, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Additionally, there are plenty of restaurants, gas stations, and rest stops along the way, making it easy to take breaks and refresh yourself during your journey. Address: 631 Professional Drive, Suite 300, Lawrenceville, GA 30046



If you are flying, then your best option is Atlanta. The airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the code is ATL. Please know there are two separate terminals – Domestic and International (this matters most when you are picking up your luggage and departing as they are not connected for your check-in purposes)

You could use the local taxi service, which is available at the airport 24/7, or you could opt for Uber, which is also a popular choice for many travelers. Both options are convenient and reliable, and you can easily book them using your smartphone or at designated booths located within the airport.

Uber now offers the option to have your ride ready and waiting for you when you land. Just follow the signs for “Share Ride” from the luggage pick-up.

Dr. Schwartz’s clinic and surgery center are about 40 miles by car from the airport. That is about 57 minutes in moderate traffic.

The cost of Uber varies based on the time of the day but on average you can expect $50-$60 per ride with UberX for up to 4 people.

Please use this address:

631 Professional Drive, Suite 300

Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Taxis are also readily available at the airport.


Please know that patients must be discharged to an adult 21 years of age and older following their surgery. It is recommended that patients have care/companionship for the first 24 hours following their surgery.

Out-of-town patients traveling alone or those who think they may require additional assistance or medical care can explore nursing agencies or in-home care services. These companies provide services from companionship, and personal care to skilled nursing care to those who need it. There are several options available, and patients can choose the one that fits their needs and budget.

One such option is Visiting Angels, which provides in-home care and companion services to patients in Lawrenceville and surrounding areas. Their services include medication reminders, transportation, and other basic services. They do not provide nursing staff and therefore cannot help with dressing changes, etc.

Then there are Nurses and Companions. They have a team of highly trained caregivers and registered nurses who are dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized care to each patient. Patients in need of dressing and JP drain change assistance or basic wound care can benefit from this service.

Whatever your needs may be, there are several options available to ensure that you receive the care and support you need during your stay in Lawrenceville.


Out-of-town patients seeking accommodations have many options available to them, from hotels to homes. You can use popular online applications such as VRBO or Airbnb to locate homes that fit your needs. For those who prefer hotel accommodation, there are several options located close to our clinic and surgery center. Some of the recommended hotels include the Hampton Inn, the Hilton Garden Inn, and the Holiday Inn Express. These hotels offer various amenities, including free breakfast, and fitness centers, and they may even provide shuttle services to and from the airport. You can also use Booking.com, a popular resource for searching for accommodation, to find hotels in the area. Regardless of which option you choose, you can rest assured that there are plenty of comfortable and convenient accommodations available to you during your stay.

Closest hotels to our surgery center:



6450 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097


520 John B Wilson Court, Lawrenceville, GA 30045


1135 Lakes Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30042


989 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043


2225 Riverside Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

We wish you a smooth and speedy recovery!

Disclaimer: Dr. Schwartz, his clinic, or staff are not associated with any of the companies, agencies, or applications mentioned in this guide. We do not receive any compensation or benefits for mentioning them in this document. This Traveler’s Guide has been created solely to help out-of-town patients plan their surgery in Lawrenceville, GA smoothly. While we have taken great care to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided in this guide, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions that may occur. It is essential that you do your research and make informed decisions that best suit your needs and preferences.