Dr. Craig Schwartz, DO

Dr. Craig Schwartz, DO

Vascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Craig Schwartz, DO is a vascular surgery specialist in Leawood, KS and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987 and specializes in vascular surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

11409 Ash St Ste B

Leawood, KS 66211

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This content was provided by Dr. Schwartz "Dr. Craig Schwartz is a triple board-certified physician in Vascular Surgery, General Surgery and Phlebology (Vein Disease). Dr Schwarz is widely considered one of the Midwest's top vein specialists, having completed over 10,000 vein procedures to eliminate spider veins and varicose veins. Dr Schwartz is renowned for his use of state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures to treat his patients, and is the vein doctor trusted by many physicians to refer their vein patients to. A number of patients also turn to Dr. Schwartz for help when they have received less than satisfactory results from other vein clinics. Dr. Schwartz received his BS from Tufts University in Massachusetts and his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr Schwarz moved to Kansas City in 2003 and opened one of the first vein specialist clinics in the Midwest offering his patients the full spectrum of minimally invasive treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins. Dr. Schwartz is also a certified Registered Vascular Technician (RVT) and Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) to perform and interpret venous ultrasound. In 2008 and 2014 Dr. Schwartz was named "One of America's Top Surgeons" and in 2008 and 2014 "Kansas City Super Doctor". You can download a full copy of Dr. Schwartz's C.V by clicking here Dr. Schwartz is an active supporter of many charities, including the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American Diabetes Association, AHA Go Red for Women, Marillac Mental Health Care for Children, Safe Home and Womens' Employment Network. Dr. Schwartz lives in Kansas City with his wife Peggy and son Trevor, and enjoys golf, travel, reading and water sports in his time off. The Premier Vein & Body Story Through the years aesthetic medicine has been growing more popular, and Dr. Schwartz noticed that more of his vein patients were also having cosmetic and liposuction procedures done – often with irregular and unsatisfactory results or prolonged recovery times. His wife Peggy was also becoming interested in minimally invasive body contouring procedures and anti-aging treatments, so together they researched providers in the Kansas City market, but were shocked at how invasive the procedures were and at the length of recovery times (even today a prolonged recovery period for liposuction is not unusual!) Dr. Schwartz began to study the ever expanding field of aesthetic medicine – specifically minimally invasive treatments for fat removal, body contouring, cellulite reduction and anti-aging treatments for the skin. As Dr. Schwartz was already skilled in minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins and spider veins, particularly with the use of laser surgery, he looked for ways to transfer his unique skill set over to help his patients reshape their bodies – but without having to endure the risks of general surgery or long recovery times. Dr Schwartz trained under Dr. Jeffrey Klein, the original inventor and developer of Tumescent Liposuction – the first liposuction procedure performed totally under local anesthesia and he attended multiple preceptorships around the country with the premier instructors in laser and ultrasound-assisted liposuction, including internationally known "celebrity" cosmetic physicians Dr. Robert Weiss, Dr. Roger Hogue and Dr. David Broadway. In 2014 Dr. Schwartz merged his two practices and Vein Centers for Excellence of Kansas City and KC Body Contouring became Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, in order to provide patients a more comprehensive range of minimally invasive and non-invasive treatments for veins and body."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schwartz "I confess I am a perfectionist and I can't stand being mediocre at anything I do. If I take a class, I want an "A". If I play a game, I want to win. That same drive impacts every encounter I have with my patients. Instead of grades or trophies, however, my prize is my patients' health and satisfaction. For the last twenty years I've been at the forefront of treating vein disease, which is an exciting and rapidly evolving field of medicine. At Premier Vein & Body we use the latest technology that's proven, rather than jumping on the latest new fad before it's been tested. Some vein clinics buy expensive equipment because it looks fancy or sounds good in advertisements. Unfortunately, this can also create a high-pressure sales environment, as they have to sell a substantial number of procedures in order to pay for the equipment! I refuse to do this in my practice, and only use technology that provides a significant benefit to my patients."
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3  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
  • General Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

29  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hypertension
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Spider Veins
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Venous Ulcer

Background Check

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  • Tufts University In Massachusetts
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Botsford Hospital, 1988, General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wyckoff Heights Hospital, 1992, General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Olympia Fields, 1994, Vascular Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Schwartz's Reviews

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    10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (5)

I told Dr. Schwartz I have degerative back disease that blocks my ability to walk. He nevertheless recommended that I walk as much as I can to exercise. This demonstrates lack of common sense and medical incompetence. Further, he gave me the impression he was looking down on me and acted...more
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Felt very rushed. He seemed rather annoyed at answering my questions. Won't be back.
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Dr. Schwartz is an excellent vein specialist- very professional, very strait forward! I had him perform vein surgery on both legs and I am a very satisfied patient. Do not expect being " cuddled", if you want a lot of small talk and side conversations- this place is t for you. If you want a...more
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Went to Dr. Schwartz's office, Premier Vein & Body, for a SculpSure Body Contouring treatment. Everyone, from the front desk staff to the laser tech performing my SculpSure, to Dr. Schwartz, who came in to see how I was doing, was super friendly and knowledgeable. They take their time with each...more
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Rude and Condesending. Will never return or recommend!!
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