Following 10 years’ experience practicing the full spectrum of vascular and general surgery,, Dr. Craig Schwartz first opened the doors of his Kansas City vein clinic in 2003. His new vein treatment center – Vein Centers for Excellence of Kansas City – was one of the Midwest’s first outpatient vein treatment centers, offering minimally-invasive laser vein procedures in an ambulatory setting.
Looking towards the future, he joined a group of vascular surgeons across the country led by Dr. Ron Bush – a vein industry trailblazer – who were embracing new, outpatient treatment modalities that offered varicose vein patients an alternative to the painful vein stripping surgery that was common through the early 2000’s. The new venous ablation procedures allowed vascular surgeons to diagnose and treat vein disease right in the comfort and convenience of a private medical practice using just local anesthesia, improving the patient experience and medical outcome.
10 years after founding his private practice, Dr. Schwartz changed the name to Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz to better represent his continued growth and expansion in the cosmetic surgery industry; specifically, the use of laser energy in tumescent liposuction and rejuvenation procedures. Similar to how laser energy revolutionized the medical field of vein treatment, it was also key in providing surgeons the option to provide patients with outpatient liposuction procedures, using laser energy and local tumescent anesthesia to improve outcomes and decrease recovery time.
Training with and attending preceptorships with notable aesthetic surgeons, such as Dr. Jeffrey Klein, the original inventor and developer of Tumescent Liposuction, and Drs. Robert Weiss, Roger Hogue and David Broadway, Dr. Schwartz developed a reputation for using his precise surgical skills along with advanced laser tools and tumescent anesthesia to remove unwanted fat, tighten the skin and improve cellulite right in the comfort and convenience of his office.
Affectionately known for years as “Kansas City’s Vein Guy”, Dr. Schwartz is now also known as one of the area’s premier cosmetic surgeons in the field of tumescent liposuction and outpatient fat transfer procedures. His continued interest and dedication to providing his patients with the leading cosmetic treatment modalities has contributed to the practice having one of the most comprehensive collections of cutting-edge “lasers” that employ laser, ultrasound, radiofrequency or plasma energies to provide outstanding cosmetic results in the areas of fat removal and transfer, skin tightening/cellulite treatment, facial rejuvenation, wrinkle and acne treatment, underarm sweat, tattoo removal and feminine rejuvenation, without the days or weeks of downtime involved with some of the traditional treatment procedures.
As Medical Director of Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, Dr. Schwartz is always on-site and performs the majority of consultations and procedures himself. He is supported by a caring and knowledgeable staff, providing you with a comfortable and safe environment, and the knowledge that you are receiving the best in medical care whether you are undergoing a complex liposuction/fat removal procedure or the simplest wrinkle injections.
Committed to achieving the best results possible, and adhering to the highest safety standards while adopting the latest technology and techniques, Dr. Schwartz continues to train with experts in the field and attends multiple industry conferences each year for additional training.
Dr. Schwartz is a triple board-certified surgeon (vascular surgery, general surgery and phlebology/vein disease). He earned his BS degree from Tufts University and his medical degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is a Fellow or Diplomate of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Vein & Lymphatic Society, International Society for Endovascular Specialists, and the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
He lives in Overland Park, KS with his wife Peggy, son Trevor and their chocolate lab “Molly Brown.” He enjoys golf, travel, scuba diving, water sports, performance cars and reading in his free time and is an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan.
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