Physician’s Profile

David M Schwartzberg, MD

Expertise: 
Anorectal Disorder
Colon and Rectal Disease
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cancer
Colon Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Constipation
Diverticulitis
Incontinence
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Prolapse
Surgery
Surgery - Colon and Rectal Surgery
About: 

Dr. David Schwartzberg is a double-board certified colorectal surgeon with expertise in the full spectrum of benign and malignant colorectal diseases including colon and rectal cancer, polyposis syndromes, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, anorectal disorders and pelvic floor conditions, re-operative colorectal surgery as well as robotic/laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Schwartzberg graduated from Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY and attended medical school at American University of Antigua College of Medicine, New York, New York/St. Johns, Antigua. After initial general surgical residency years at Stony Brook University Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson-Barnabas Health Monmouth Medical Center he went on to complete two years of research in colorectal cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where he was awarded the prestigious Dr. Murray Brennan scholarship. He then completed his final two years of general surgical training including his Chief Resident year at NYU Langone Health.  He completed a colorectal fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio during which time he received an excellence in education award. He then did an additional fellowship in complex re-operative surgery for Crohn’s disease and ileal J-pouch/redo J-pouch surgery at NYU Langone’s IBD Center. Since that time, over the last 3 years, he has been working as colorectal surgeon with specific expertise in robotic surgery, IBD and complex colorectal surgery at Mather Hospital- Northwell Health.

Dr. Schwartzberg has given several lectures at national meetings and published articles & book chapters on various topics in colorectal surgery including IBD and robotic surgery. He is a reviewer for several surgical journals and serves on various national committees related to colorectal and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Schwartzberg prides himself in listening to patients and working with them, their families, and doctors to formulate treatment plans with their goals in mind. He aims to use minimally invasive surgery techniques including robotic surgery for a variety of colorectal conditions.

Honors: 

Member-at-Large, New York Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, 2022-2024

Executive council, Take Steps Committee, Westchester-Connecticut Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 2022-2023

“Rising Stars: Super Doctors” Top New York Physicians, 2022

"Rising Stars: Super Doctors” Top New York Physicians, 2021

“Top Doctors” As Chosen by their Peers, New York Times, 2021

Medical Honoree, Long Island ‘Take Steps’ Fund-Raising Event, 2021

Publications: 
Lynn P, Brandstetter S, *Schwartzberg D. “Indications for Pouch Excision & Redo Pouch Procedure” Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2022;(6)35
Addison P, Grucela A. *Schwartzberg D. “The Benefits & Drawbacks of Staging Pelvic Pouches” Clinics Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2022;(6)35
Schwartzberg D, Valente M. “Surgical Dilemmas Associated with Malignant Large Bowel Obstructions”. Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2022;(3)35
Egunsola A, *Schwartzberg D. “Internal Fistulas in Crohn’s Disease”. Dis Colon Rectum, 2021 Jan;64(1):24-27
Aydinli H, Esen E, Aytac E, Kirat K, Schwartzberg D, Chang S, Remzi F. “Transabdominal Pouch Salvage for Failed Minimally Invasive Versus Open IPAA: A Case-Matched Study”, Dis Col Rectum Aug 2020-Vol 63, Is 8, p1102-1107
Lynn P, *Schwartzberg D, “Two & Three Staged IPAA: Talking Honestly” [Article in Spanish], Argentinean Coloproctology Journal, Nov 2020
Lynn P, *Schwartzberg D. “Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Elderly”. Prac Gastro 2020, Vol.45;2
Sharma A, *Schwartzberg D. “Afferent Limb Syndrome as a complication in Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis”, Pract Gastro, 2020 Vol.44;10 
Esen E, Aytac E, Aydinli HH, Grieco MJ, Kirat HT, Schwartzberg D, Baca B, Karahasanoglu T, Remzi FH. “Ileal Pouch Excision in Obese Patients: Assessment of Short-Term Morbidity From the ACS-NSQIP”. Tech Coloproc 2020, submitted
Aydinli H, Remzi F, Schwartzberg D, Ream J, Galvao N, Megibow A, Pachter L. “Small Bowel Adenocarcinoma in The Setting of Crohn’s Disease: Systematic Review of the Literature”, Turk J of Colorectal Dis, 4-9, 2020
Schwartzberg D, Esen E, Remzi FH. “Thoughtful Ileostomy Creation in Patients Undergoing Redo IPAA”. Dis Colon Rectum Vol 63-Issue 1, p.117-120 2020
Esen E, Kirat H, Aytac E, Schwartzberg D, Remzi F. “Primary Pouch Preservation vs New Pouch Creation During Re-Do Surgery for Failed Ileal Pouches: Are the Outcomes Comparable? JACS Vol 229, Issue 4, Oct 2019
Anderson M, Lynn P, Aydinli H, Schwartzberg D, Bernstein M, Grucela A. “Early Experience with Urgent Robotic Subtotal Colectomy for Severe Acute Ulcerative Colitis has Comparable Perioperative outcomes to Laparoscopic Surgery.” J Robot Surg. 2019 May 10 doi: 10.1007/s11071 019-00968-5
Schwartzberg D, Brandstetter S, Grucela A. “Crohn’s Disease of the Esophagus, Duodenum, and Stomach" Clinics in Colon Rectal Surgery, 2019;32(04):231-242
Kirat H, Esen E, Schwartzberg D, Remzi F. “The Usefulness of S- and H- Pouch Configurations in Ileal Pouch Salvage Surgery – A Video Vignette”. Colorectal Disease 2019 doi: 10.1111/codi.14828
Schwartzberg D, Anderson M, Esen E, Karat HT, Remzi FH. “Uses of ICG Fluorescence Imaging Technology in Complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery – A Video Vignette”. Colorectal Disease, 2019 doi.org-10.1111-codi.14815
E, Esen E, Aydinli HH, Kirat HT, Schwartzberg D, Remzi FH. “Trans-abdominal Re-do Pouch Surgery in Pediatric Patients for Failed Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis: a case matched study”, Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Aug;35(8):895-901
Schwartzberg D, Remzi FH. “The Role of Laparoscopic, Robotic and Open Surgery in Uncomplicated and Complicated Inflammatory Bowel Disease”, Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America. 2019 29(3):563-576 (# 3857492)
Esen E, Schwartzberg D, Kirat HT, Remzi FH. “Hand-crafted Transanal Wound VAC drain for Anastomotic Leak After Ileoanal Anastomosis”, Dis Colon Rectum (10):1259-1262, October 2019.
Aytac E, Esen E, Aydinli HH, Kirat HT, Schwartzberg D, Remzi FH. “Transabdominal re-do pouch surgery in pediatric patients for failed ileal pouch anal anastomosis: a case matched study”, Pediatric Surg Int. 2019 Aug;35(8):895-901
Kang L, Mubashir M, Schwartzberg D, Lipman J. “Crohn’s disease with entero-uracho-cutaneous fistula in a pediatric patient”, ACS Case Reviews in Surgery, 2019, Vol.3;1
Schwartzberg D, Kirat T, Remzi T, “Long Standing Crohn’s Disease and Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Ileum,” Prac Gastro Dec 2018, p.89-91
Neary P, Schwartzberg D, Cenzig T, Kalady M, Church J. "Aspects of the Natural History of Sessile Serrated Adenomas/Polyps: Risk indicators for carcinogenesis in the Colorectal Mucosa?" DCR 2018 Dec;61(12):1380-1385 
Schwartzberg D, Remzi F. “The Role of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Perianal Abscess and Fistula Formation”, EBRS ebrs.online/topic-category/clinical-review/ 2018
Schwartzberg D, Grieco M, Timen M, Bernstein M, Grucela A, Wexner S, “Is the Whole World Watching and Waiting? An International Questionnaire on the Current Practices of “Watch & Wait” Rectal Cancer Treatment”, Colorectal Disease-00122-2018.R1 2018
Crystal J, Korderas K, Schwartzberg D, Tizio S, Parker G. “Primary Leiomyosarcoma of the Colon: A report of Two Cases”, Review of Literature, and Association with Immunosuppression for IBD and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Case Rep Surg 2018 Jan 30;2018:6824643
Schwartzberg D, Burjonrappa S. “A Review of Genital Abnormalities and its Reproductive Implications in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia”, J Genit Syst Disor 3:3, 2014
Schwartzberg D, Ivanovic S, Patel S, Burjonrappa S. “We Thought We’d Be Perfect: Medication Errors Before And After The Initiation of Computerized Physician Order Entry at a University Teaching Hospital”, J Surg Research 198(1).3.2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.03.004
Theodorous A, Schwartzberg D, Burjonrappa S, “The Hunger Games: Effects of Bariatric Surgery on the Nutritional Needs of Children, Pediatric Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism”, 2015.5.2.7, J of Pharm & Nutr Sci
Schwartzberg D, Burjonrappa S, Shah P, “An Update on Caustic Gastrointestinal Injury and Minimally Invasive Treatment Options”, K. Harmoniz. Res. Med. And Hlth. Sci. 2016, 3(2) 131-141 
Ansari S, Schwartzberg D, Panasiti R,” Early experience with CT-Guided Core Biopsy of Lung Nodules: Does Size Predict Diagnostic Accuracy and Complication Rate?” J Harmoniz. Res. Med. And Hlth. Sci. 2016, 3(2)
Schwartzberg D, Burjonrappa S.  “Pseudo-double bubble: jejunal duplication mimicking duodenal atresia”.  J Neonatal Surg, 2013;2(4):42.
Schwartzberg D, Shiroff A.” Repetitive Myocardial Infarctions Secondary to Delirium Tremens”, Case Reports in Critical Care, vol. 2014, 2014
Schwartzberg D, DeFrancisco D, Pearce P, Parker G. “Colonic Adenocarcinoma Recurrence in Biologic Mesh: What Now?” Am Surg, June 2015 
Schwartzberg D, Burjonrappa S, “Chromosomal microarray testing in NEC: a case report. J Neonat Surg”. 2016; 5:34
Schwartzberg D, Cohen N, Schwartzberg J, Shah P, Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy with Intracoporeal Anastomosis, Peer-reviewed video, CSurgeries.com, 2016
Schwartzberg D, Gorcey S, Arvanitis M, Dressner R. Combined Modalities for Colonoscopy, Peer-reviewed video, CSurgeries.com, 2016
Schwartzberg D, Scheinerman J, Shah P, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Peer-reviewed video, CSurgeries.Com, 2016
Schwartzberg D, Samdani T, Leitao M, Nash G, Robotic Para-Aortic, Common Iliac & Inferior Mesenteric Lymph Node Dissection, Peer-reviewed video, CSurgeries.com, 2016
Schwartzberg D, Gorcey S, Squillaro A, Binenbaum S, Borao F. Gastric Sleeve Obstruction From Adjustable Gastric Band Capsule, Peer-reviewed video, CSurgeries.com, 2016
Schwartzberg D, Squillaro A, Borao F, Gorcey S. Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Zenker's Diverticulum, Peer-reviewed video, CSurgeries.com, 2016