Dr. Daniel Schwartz, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery •  Male • Age 40
  
Dr. Schwartz
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The Polyclinic Madison Center

904 7th Ave Seattle, WA 98104

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Dr. Daniel Schwartz, MD is a Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Specialist in Seattle, WA. Dr. Schwartz has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Swedish First Hill Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schwartz to book an appointment.


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I had a great visit with him. We reviewed my complex surgical history and multiple previous shoulder surgeries that were done elsewhere. He was awesome at explaining, and I felt at ease. For now, we are doing nothing, but we have a plan for the future should we be forced too! I enjoyed his frankness, and honesty!
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Thomas B – Jun 29, 2020
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I waited 7 months to leave my review because I wanted to share real perspective on the result once nearly fully recovered. I’ve spoken to many other people who have had shoulder surgeries like mine - subcromial decompression and biceps tenodesis - I’ve read many articles; most say it takes anywhere from 12 - 18 months to recover. It’s been 7 months since my surgery and I’m sleeping better than I had for 5 years prior. I have no resting pain at all. I’m back to all my normal activities and I’m slowly rebuilding my shoulder and bicep muscles. I chose Dr Schwartz after months of research and meeting with two other surgeons. He listened to me and diagnosed the additional problem with my bicep tendon that both other surgeons ignored. He took me seriously when I told him that I have severe reactions to anesthesia and brought in an amazing anesthesiologist to handle my case. Going through a surgery is never easy and I couldn’t be happier with Dr Schwartz and his team. OUTSTANDING surgeon!
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Sarah Hikel – Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Schwartz tried to convince me to get a surgery that I didn’t need. The surgery would have been costly and had a long recovery timeline with long term shoulder immobility as a possibility. I was so thankful to get a second opinion that told me the surgery was unnecessary and to do PT instead. I am happy to report my shoulder is on the road to recovery, surgery-free. I am sure Dr. Schwartz is a smart guy but be careful of what he recommends.
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May 18, 2020
I actually never "try to convince". I provide...Read More
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Simply the best
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Sep 25, 2019
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Dr. Dan fixed my torn rotator cuff, and I am so happy that I went to him. I talked with two other downtown shoulder doctors, and neither made me feel as confident as he did. Sure enough; it worked out like he said. Search no more, this is your guy. Straight shooter, no bs, great guy. Love em and his team
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Bob M – Sep 18, 2019
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I had a great experience with Dr. Schwartz. I had previous shoulder instability surgery on my right shoulder in 2011 by another surgeon in the Seattle area. My shoulder was okay for about 12 months after that surgery. I then suffered another dislocation. I saw my surgeon again I think in 2013 and he wanted to do another soft tissue (Bankart repair?) on my shoulder but this just didn't feel right to try the same thing again. So I did the stupid thing. I waited. I had 7 more dislocations until 2017. I then met Dr. Schwartz. He offered a different kind of operation called a latarjet. He did it with a camera in my shoulder (not open). My shoulder has been rock solid since then with no issues what so ever. I really appreciate his expertise, frankness, and willingness to completely provide any evidence from literature to support his opinion. I've ultimately just had a great experience, and recently saw him and was so happy with my results that I wanted to write here! Thanks!
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BillW – Sep 16, 2019
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He fixed my broken arm / collar bone. Love this guy and his nurse Mel. Great experience after a really awful accident!
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L Odaso – Sep 15, 2019
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I had a great intial visit, surgical experience, and postop experience with Dr. Schwartz and his team. I have to say what impressed me the most was the time he took to spend with me. He involved himself well with my decision making process, and let me really decide what we wanted to do. The surgery itself went well, was pretty painful, but he counseled me that it would be like. Ultimately the hardest part was rehabing the shoulder. He followed closely along and made sure that I reached the goals that we had previously set. I really cannot recommend him highy enough. Great physician, great surgeon, and my buddy too!
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Sep 14, 2019
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I met him after he replaced the shoulder of my mother. We have all been impressed with her quick recovery, and how well she is doing! He has been nothing but a gentleman and cannot recommend him enough; my mom has been so happy with her pain free shoulder that now moves!
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Paul G – Sep 10, 2019
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Dr. Schwartz fixed my collar bone, and it is perfect! Pain went away about 2 weeks after he cut it and fixed it. I am so grateful and the incisiion looks perfect and the xrays look awesome!!
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Ryan R – Sep 10, 2019
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Dr Dan did a great job on my rotator cuff surgery. His great combination of humor and skilled hands made it a breeze. I send everyone I can to him!
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Lisa P – Sep 10, 2019
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Dr S took great care of my son after he dislocated his shoulder! I am an orthopedic surgeon in another state, and I was thoroughly impressed with his professionalism, care, and the fact that he actually called and spoke with me with genuine care. Cannot rec him enough
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Tom B – Sep 09, 2019
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What can I say, he has helped me, my wife, and some of my close friends. He does excellent work, and really does care. He does look a little over-worked at times, but I almost think he likes it. Either way, definitely 2 thumbs up!
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Sydney K in Seattle - Ballard, WA – Dec 13, 2018
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Operated on me, and has become a fast friend. I love him, he tells it like it is, and is very frank. Try him out and see for yourself.
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Jim W in Seattle, WA – Dec 06, 2018
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Plain spoken, explained my problem like a great mechanic would, and didn't seem like he was full of BS. Appreciated his frankness. He did great with the work that he did when he had to operate. Again with recovery, I always knew what was going on because he hid nothing and explained everything. Good communicator.
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H. Wilson in Bellevue, WA – Dec 01, 2018
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He called me the night after my procedure, and this was much appreciated. He has a level of caring, and follow up (he actually left his cell phone number with me to call for any issues). It also helps that the surgery went great and the recovery was easier than he made it sound like it. Great experience, the kind of doctor I think more should be like.
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Scott S in Seattle, WA – Nov 29, 2018
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Dr. Dan was awesome to work with, very personable, explained well the problems, encouraged other opinions, and didn't really pressure me for surgery. His staff was great as well. Thanks Doc!
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B.C. in Seattle, WA – Nov 24, 2018
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Did good, pain is gone, but did not like wait for xray and being rescheduled by his office.
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Jenn M in Bellevue, WA – Nov 23, 2018
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He repaired and completely got rid of my shoulder that would pop out of the joint basically if I sneezed! I love him, did great work, and very easy to talk with!
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Lisa K in Lynnwood, WA – Nov 16, 2018
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He replaced my mom's shoulder and she's doing awesome! He is fantastic, truly.
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Carl P in Shoreline, WA – Nov 15, 2018
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Living with shoulder or elbow pain can make normal everyday activities an agonizing experience. Here at the office of Dr. Daniel Schwartz, Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, we treat an array of ailments and injuries. Our primary goal? To hel...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2011
University Of Nice / U.F.R. Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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(206) 860-5578

Dr. Schwartz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
LifeWise
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Tricare
Uniform Medical Plan
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Options PPO
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwartz treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Schwartz treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwartz performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Schwartz performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwartz performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Schwartz performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Check Dr. Schwartz's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Schwartz's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Drainage
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

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The Polyclinic Madison Center

The Polyclinic Madison Center904 7th Ave Seattle, WA 98104
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The Polyclinic Madison Center, Seattle, WA

The Polyclinic Madison Center, Seattle, WA904 7th Ave Fl 4 Seattle, WA 98104
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