Dr. Jess Schwartz, MD

Dr. Jess Schwartz, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 50
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Dr. Jess Schwartz, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology.

1 University Of New Mexico MSC 10-5610

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Contact Information

(505) 272-6901

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schwartz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
high
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Schwartz's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schwartz "Having a mother who died of cancer when I was 15 years old, I was exposed to the difficulties cancer places on an individual at a very early age. As my education continued I was drawn to the field of cancer treatment and research early in my training as a surgical resident. When my training was over, I looked for an opportunity to join a growing medical center with a commitment to treating cancer patients."

2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

85  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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29  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Washington University In St. Louis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Nyu Medical Center University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Nyu Medical Center University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Vanderbilt University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schwartz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwartz's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwartz to family and friends
7 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Schwartz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Schwartz is an excellent surgeon, I had a tumor in my lung and he had to remove half of my lung to make sure the whole tumor was removed, he drew me diagrams and made sure I understood exactly what was happening. He has followed up with me and made sure that all is well and that the cancer has...more
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Dr. Schwartz has excellent clinical and technical skills. Overall, he has a good team and an effective team approach to care and treatment
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Dr. Schwartz spends time and explains everything. He is also open to questions and listens to my comments. I would recommend him as a surgeon.
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Dr. Jess Schwartz is an excellent surgeon and caregiver. I was referred to Dr. Schwartz due to a complicated cancer surgery on my chest. The surgery went well, recovery and follow-up by Dr. Schwartz and his team was thorough and caring. I am very pleased with the outcome.
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Dr Schwartz has no bedside manner. He is short and abrupt. However, he was recommended to me by other pulmonary & thoracic professionals and proved to be very capable and concerned with my condition. I was not looking for a friend, I needed a competent surgeon and Dr. Schwartz was excellent. I...more
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