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Mélanie Schwiesow, MD, RPVI

Cardiology, Vascular Surgeon

Board Eligible in Vascular Surgery, Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation

Education

  • Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Internship/Residency: (Vascular Surgery) Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
  • Medical Specialties: Peripheral Vascular Disease, Aneurysms, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Dialysis Access
  • Associations: Society of Vascular Surgeons (SVS)
  • DMC Hospital Affiliation: DMC Harper University Hospital

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Mélanie Schwiesow believes vascular disease is a systemic process which requires a lifelong relationship between the patient and physician. This patient relationship was the first thing that drew her to this specialty, which allows her to have meaningful long-term relationships with her patients. She considers vascular surgery to be a partnership wherein both parties must participate in order to succeed. Dr. Schwiesow’s patients can always expect honesty and transparency about their care. She is very passionate about surgical care, medical optimization, and improving the quality of life of her patients.

Background

Dr. Schwiesow was born in Detroit at a DMC hospital. She is the youngest of three girls in a family firmly rooted in healthcare. Her father is a retired surgeon, her mother is a retired practice administrator, and one of her older sisters worked at DMC Harper University Hospital as an ICU nurse for many years. She grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate education. She went to Saint Louis University for medical school, where she met her husband Scott, who is a general surgeon with the United States Air Force. She completed her vascular surgery training at Louisiana State University in New Orleans and is happy to be coming home to Detroit to join the DMC vascular surgery team.

Services

  • Aortic and Peripheral Aneurysm Repair
  • AV Malformations
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Dialysis Access
  • Lymphedema
  • Mesenteric Occlusive Disease
  • May Thurner Syndrome
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Dissections
  • Treatment of DVT/PE
  • Vascular Trauma
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
  • Venous Insufficiency

“As a vascular surgeon, I have the benefit of being able to treat patients both endovascularly and open surgery. Being skilled in both arenas gives me the insight and perspective to objectively determine the best option for each individual.”

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