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Graham Schwarz, MD

Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland Clinic, Department of Plastic Surgery

9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195

Graham Schwarz, MD

Graham Schwarz, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. With breast reconstruction as a focus of his practice, Dr. Schwarz offers autologous (free flap) reconstruction using natural tissue and implant-based reconstruction for women who have breast cancer and mastectomy.

With his expertise in microsurgical breast reconstruction, Dr. Schwarz also offers ResensationSM to women who undergo free flap reconstruction. Resensation is a new surgical technique performed at the same time as free flap reconstruction that has the potential to restore sensation in the reconstructed breasts.

Breast reconstruction is a major focus of my practice…We formulate a plan together to restore their form and function, and see them through to the end. That’s what I find the most rewarding, when you see how they have changed and how their quality of life has really been improved and restored

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Dr. Schwarz earned his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science in Bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He received his medical degree from Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. He completed a residency in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, and a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical Center. His fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and breast reconstruction was done at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Individualized care combined with microsurgical expertise

Dr. Schwarz works with patients to formulate an individualized treatment plan designed to meet their goals and improve quality of life. In addition to breast reconstruction, he has a special interest in vascularized lymph node transfer to treat lymphedema and lymphaticovenous bypass, facial paralysis/reanimation, vascularized composite allotransplantation, musculoskeletal oncologic reconstruction, and aesthetic surgery of the face and breast. He is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) program, which provides highly complex reconstructive transplants to patients with severe traumatic injuries or other deformities of the hands, face, abdomen and larynx.

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