Surgery Center

Our Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art medical facility that is fully committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. We believe in combining the latest medical technologies with a team of compassionate and highly trained staff to redefine the patient experience. Our dedication to excellence, patient satisfaction, and safety is what sets us apart, making Gwinnett Surgery Center the ultimate choice for exceptional outpatient care in Georgia.

Gwinnett Surgery Center: A Revolutionary Approach to Outpatient Care in Georgia

Gwinnett Surgery Center, LLC was established in 2011 as the first of its kind in Georgia, marking a significant step towards improved healthcare. The center is located conveniently next to our offices and specializes in providing exceptional care to the Gwinnett community. Since its inception, the center has achieved resounding success in its mission to deliver top-notch healthcare services.

The surgery center is exclusively designed for outpatient procedures, offering a comfortable environment for patients who don’t require hospitalization. Our staff is committed to ensuring that every patient feels welcome, comfortable and well-cared for throughout their visit. We understand that undergoing surgery can be a stressful experience, which is why we work hard to make sure our patients can schedule their surgeries without long waiting times. We strive to provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere to make patient’s experience as stress-free as possible.



Affordable and Safe Healthcare at Gwinnett Surgery Center

Gwinnett Surgery Center takes pride in maintaining an impressively low infection rate. This is a testament to our unwavering commitment to stringent safety protocols. By prioritizing patient well-being and implementing thorough infection prevention measures, we have successfully created an environment that is both safe and conducive to healing.

At Gwinnett Surgery Center, we believe that your health and well-being are our top priorities. That’s why we have implemented and adhered to strict safety protocols that have resulted in impressively low infection rates. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the safest environment possible, and we spare no effort in implementing thorough and effective infection prevention measures. Our commitment to your safety and well-being is unwavering, and we are proud to offer you an environment that is both safe and conducive to healing.

At our surgery center, we understand that your safety and well-being are of utmost importance. That’s why we have partnered with Northside Hospital to offer you the expertise of Dr. Jean-Claude Schwartz and his team of highly skilled medical professionals. Our anesthesiologists are all board-certified and are part of the esteemed staff a Northside Hospital Gwinnett. Rest assured, you’ll receive the best care possible when you chose our surgery center.

Getting Ready for Your Surgery

We strive to make your experience with us hassle-free and easy, whether you are a local or a traveler. To help you prepare for your upcoming procedure and provide you with a better understanding of what to expect before, during, and after your surgery, we encourage you to visit the links below. You will find valuable information on potential risks, preparing for your surgery, and much more.

  • Preparing for Surgery
  • General Surgical Risks

Preparing For Surgery

Preparing for surgery can be a nerve-wracking experience, but with proper planning and preparation, you can ensure a smooth and successful procedure. No matter what surgical procedure by Schwartz you are scheduled for, there are important steps you need to take to optimize your healing and recovery. Let us guide you through the essential preparations to make before, during, and after your surgery.

SMOKING: One of the most crucial steps in preparing for surgery is to quit smoking. Smoking reduces circulation to the skin and jeopardizes the healing process. It is recommended to stop smoking at least two weeks before and after surgery. This applies to all surgical procedures.

MAKE ARRANGEMENTS: Another important aspect to consider is making the necessary arrangements for your post-operative care. You must have an adult accompany you to the surgery center and drive you home afterward. It is vital to have someone with you for the first 24 hours, whether you’ll be staying at home or a post-operative care facility. Additionally, you’ll need someone to drive you to your follow-up appointments.

CHILD CARE: If you have children, ensure you have made arrangements for their care during your recovery period. It is unrealistic to expect to resume your usual activity level immediately after surgery, so having childcare arrangements in place is essential.

NOTIFY OFFICE: Before your surgery, it is crucial to notify the office if you develop any illness symptoms, such as a cold, sore throat, cough, or fever. Any changes in medication should also be communicated to your doctor during the two weeks leading up to the procedure.

DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN OR IBUPROFEN: Avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen as they can cause bleeding problems during and after surgery. Instead, switch to medications containing acetaminophen, such as Tylenol.

VITAMINS & HERBAL MEDICATIONS: To improve your general health and promote healing, start taking multivitamins twice daily once your surgery is scheduled (as long as it they are not contradicting your current medications or conditions): Vitamin C, in a dosage of 500 mg twice a day, can also aid in the healing process. However, make sure your vitamin E intake remains below 400 mg per day. Lastly, discontinue the use of all herbal medications.

FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS: Make sure to fill your prescriptions for pain medication and any other necessary medications BEFORE the day of surgery. Have them readily available and bring them with you on the day of the procedure.

CONFIRM SURGERY TIME: You’ll receive a call from the surgical facility to confirm the time of your surgery. If you won’t be available, remember to call and confirm the time yourself.


EATING AND DRINKING: The following time may vary based on the time of your surgery but in general: Starting from 12:00 midnight, refrain from consuming ANY food or drink, including water, gum, candy, coffee, or mints. If you take daily medication, consult your doctor to determine if you can take it with a sip of water early in the morning.

Understanding the risks and recovery process after surgery

When considering surgery, it’s important to have a comprehensive understanding of the potential risks involved. While complications are not common, all surgical procedures come with some level of risk. However, Dr. Schwartz and his team will employ their expertise to minimize any potential complications. In the event that a complication does arise, they will use their skills to address it promptly.

In general, less severe issues tend to occur more frequently, while more serious complications are rare. If a complication does occur, we will work together to find a solution. It’s important to note that most complications only prolong the recovery period and do not have a permanent impact on the final outcome. Let’s review the symptoms you may encounter while recovering.

SWELLING AND BRUISING: After any surgery, moderate swelling and bruising are to be expected. However, excessive swelling and bruising may indicate bleeding or possible infection and should be addressed.

DISCOMFORT AND PAIN: Mild to moderate discomfort or pain is normal following any surgery. If the pain becomes severe and is not alleviated by pain medications, it is advised to contact our office for further guidance.

CRUSTING ALONG THE INCISION LINES: Crusting along suture lines is a common occurrence. It is usually treated with hydrogen peroxide and/or antibiotic ointment. It’s important to wait until the crusting has disappeared before applying your usual moisturizer to the incision site.

NUMBNESS: Sometimes, small sensory nerves on the skin’s surface may be affected during an incision. Sensation typically returns gradually within 3-6 months as the nerve endings heal.

ITCHING: Itching and occasional small shooting electrical sensations within the skin often occur as the nerve endings heal. Ice, skin moisturizers, and massages are frequently helpful. These symptoms are normal during the recovery period.

REDNESS OF SCARS: All new scars will initially appear red, dark pink, or purple. Scars on the breasts or body tend to take a year or longer to fade.

DARKNESS OF SCARS: Hyperpigmentation or darkening of scars may occur, particularly in individuals with darker skin tones.

HEMATOMA: Small collections of blood under the skin often resolve on their own. However, larger hematomas may require aspiration, drainage, or surgical removal for optimal results.


INFLAMMATION AND INFECTION: Superficial infections can usually be treated with antibiotic ointment, while deeper infections may require oral antibiotics. In some cases, abscesses may develop and need to be drained.


THICK, WIDE, OR DEPRESSED SCARS: Despite the surgeon’s best efforts to close incisions perfectly, abnormal scars can occur. Steroid injections, silicone sheeting, or additional surgery may be necessary to correct these scars. Some areas on the body scar more than others, and some people scar more than others. Your own history of scarring should give you some indication of what you can expect. Massage may also help.



WOUND SEPARATION OR DELAYED HEALING: Incisions can sometimes separate or heal slowly due to various reasons, such as inflammation, infection, excessive tension, decreased circulation, smoking, protein depletion, or external pressure. While delayed healing does not usually significantly affect the final outcome, secondary scar revision may be required.



SENSITIVITY OR ALLERGY TO DRESSINGS OR TAPE: Occasionally, allergic reactions or sensitivity to soaps, ointments, tape, or sutures used during or after surgery may occur. These reactions are usually mild and easily treated but can rarely be severe and require aggressive treatment or hospitalization.


INCREASED RISKS FOR SMOKERS: Smokers have a higher chance of skin loss and poor healing due to reduced circulation to the skin.


INJURY TO DEEPER STRUCTURES: Blood vessels, nerves, and muscles may be injured during surgery. The incidence of such injuries is rare.


If they are severe, any of the problems mentioned under Common Risks may significantly delay healing or necessitate further surgical procedures.

It’s important to disclose all relevant medical information to Dr. Schwartz and his medical staff before surgery to help minimize the chances of medical complications such as pulmonary embolism, severe allergic reactions, cardiac arrhythmias, heart attacks, or hyperthermia. Having our board-certified anesthesiologist present during your surgery further reduces these risks.

While surgical procedures aim to improve a condition or appearance, it’s important to note that not all results may meet expectations. Despite employing the best techniques, outcomes may sometimes include asymmetry, dissatisfaction, poor healing, or suboptimal results. In such cases, revisional surgery or additional treatments may be necessary. It is rare for complications to be permanent, but it is essential to be aware that they can occur.



Although surgery techniques are advanced, there is a chance for asymmetry, suboptimal results, poor healing, and unhappiness with the outcome. Revisional surgery may be necessary to get the desired result.


In conclusion, surgeries carry inherent risks, but the majority of complications are infrequent and manageable. By understanding the potential risks and following Dr. Schwartz and his staff’s guidance during the recovery period, you can mitigate complications and achieve the best possible outcome.

  • 631 Professional Drive
    Suite 390
    Lawrenceville, GA 3004
  • Tel: 770-338-1666
  • Cell: 470-321-2769 (scheduler)