Dr. Schwartz practices general gastroenterology with special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and functional gastrointestinal disorders. He received his B.A. from Middlebury College (1982 cum laude), attended Boston University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha Society, 1987), then continued traditional internal medicine training at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Fellowship training was at the Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Prior to joining Vermont Gastroenterology, he practiced in Southeastern Massachusetts for 20 years and was active in the hospital administration as Chief of Staff and President of the Medical Staff. He was also active in Massachusetts Medical Society as a Delegate from Bristol County.
Dr. David Schwartz is one of the owners of the Green Mountain Surgery Center.
Boston University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1988
Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine Residency, 1990
Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gastroenterology Fellowship, 1992
University of Vermont Medical Center
Colonoscopy (with biopsy), Colonoscopy (with lesion removal), Diagnostic Colonoscopy, Screening Colonoscopy (no biopsy), Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (with biopsy).
Colorectal cancer screenings improve health by detecting early-stage colorectal cancers and precancerous lesions in people with no prior history of cancer. The object of these procedures is to reduce colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. Colonoscopies are an effective way to screen for colon cancer because they have high sensitivity for early cancer detection, require only a single-session diagnosis and treatment, and have long intervals between examinations in patients who are over the age of 50. For patients with symptoms or positive screening tests, a diagnostic colonoscopy is generally the best choice for examination.
Upper endoscopy is primarily used as a diagnostic tool to permit visual inspection of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestines, which can be viewed by a thin flexible tube inserted through the mouth. Upper endoscopy can be used to diagnose, and sometimes treat problems associated with acid reflux, difficulty swallowing, ulcers, abnormal growths, obstructions, inflammation, celiac disease and hiatal hernia. Upper endoscopy also includes certain therapeutic procedures such as removal of polyps, which can be cancerous.