Dr. Lauren F. Schwartz, MD

Dr. Lauren F. Schwartz, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery | Female

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We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. Communication is key and we will explain your diagnosis and outline treatment options and recommendations for you or your child that you can understand. We like to include your primary care doctor or pediatrician in the treatment plan and our goal is to work as a team with your family doctor, the patient, and the patient's family.Read more

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Dr. Lauren Schwartz is a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon. She has additional fellowship training in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Dr. Schwartz has worked in...Read more

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    Dr. Schwartz says...

    Dr. Lauren Schwartz is a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon. She has additional fellowship training in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Dr. Schwartz has worked in major trauma centers across the country, including Harlem and the South Bronx, and has expertise in all aspects of brain and spine surgery in adults and children.

    Dr. Schwartz treats patients from all over the United States as well as internationally. She volunteers with international charities to help bring children who need sophisticated neurosurgery to the United States for surgery. Dr. Schwartz teaches residents and medical students and has lectured nationally on many topics in Neurosurgery. She was appointed by the President of the AANS and served on the Ethics Committee for the national neurosurgical association for a 3 year term. She has served as President of the national organization of "Women in Neurosurgery" and continues to work hard to attract the best and the brightest to the field of Neurosurgery through mentorship and leading by example.

    Dr. Schwartz set out to bring top neurosurgical skills, expertise, and technology to the people of New Jersey so that they can get the best neurosurgical care without having to leave the state. She is proud of promoting and providing  this level of care to the residents of New Jersey.

    Dr. Schwartz's Care Philosophy

    We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. Communication is key and we will explain your diagnosis and outline treatment options and recommendations for you or your child that you can understand.

    We like to include your primary care doctor or pediatrician in the treatment plan and our goal is to work as a team with your family doctor, the patient, and the patient's family.

    Dr. Schwartz says...

    Dr. Schwartz takes an individualized approach to patient care-- treating each patient as an individual and not just a "disease".  Our practice stresses the importance of communication and individualized care. Dr. Schwartz has extensive experience in treating neurosurgical disease of the brain and spine in both adults and children. She has trained with the top professors in her field and at the top institutions in the world. She has worked in busy metropolitan trauma centers as well as suburban hospitals. Dr. Schwartz teaches residents and medical students and has lectured nationally on many aspects of Neurosurgery.

    Dr. Schwartz says...

    Dr. Schwartz has expertise in cranial (brain) surgery including microsurgery of the brain and spinal cord. She has expertise in all areas of adult and pediatric neurosurgery with an emphasis on pediatric brain and spine tumors, craniofacial disorders,brain injury and trauma, hydrocephalus, spina bifida, neuroendoscopy/minimally invasive surgery. adult brain injury, cranial reconstruction, cancer metastasis to the brain or spine, herniated discs, and other brain disorders.

    Dr. Schwartz is also available for prenatal consultation during pregnancy when a neurologic issue is diagnosed. She works with the patient's OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine to help the family prepare for the birth of a child needing neurosurgical treatment. Dr. Schwartz works with prospective adoptive parents in terms of the evaluation of potential neurosurgical needs of a child who may be joining the family.

    Dr. Schwartz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
    •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Acrocephalosyndactyly
    • Aneurysm
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Ataxia
    • Back Disorders
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Injuries
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain Injury
    • Brain Tumor
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Broken Neck
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Herniated Disc
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Concussion
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Craniospinal Trauma
    • Craniosynostosis - Alopecia - Brain Defect
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Plagiocephaly
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Torticollis

    Education

    • Medical School
      Temple University

      Graduated in 1992

    • Internship Hospital
      Cleveland Clinic Hospital

      Completed in 1996

    • Residency Hospital
      A Einstein College M Yeshiva University
      Cleveland Clinic Fndn
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Beth Israel Medical Center

      Completed in 2000

      Parkland Hosp-U Tex Sw

      Completed in 1998

      St. Christopher's Hospital For Children

      Completed in 1999

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Pediatric Neurosurgery
    • Neurosurgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
    • Aneurysm Clipping
    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
    • Baclofen Pump Therapy
    • Bracheal Plexus Surgery
    • Brain Surgery
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Cerebrovascular Surgery
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
    • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
    • Complex Spine Surgery
    • Cranial Neurological Surgery
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
    • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
    • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
    • Herniated Disc Procedure
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hydrocephalus Surgery
    • Independent Forensic Evaluation
    • Joint Fusion
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
    • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spinal Tumor Surgery
    • Spine Surgery
    • Trauma Neurosurgery
    • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
    • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Adjustment

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