More so than learning techniques from the best surgeons in the worldthat are seen as challenging or nearly impossible for average American shoulder surgeons, one of the greatest parts of my adventure in training that I will never take for granted are the international connections I was able to make with the next crop of rising shoulder stars.  They are a true resource to help me bring a global perspective to Seattle, to insure that I can provide my patients with only the best outcomes.  One of these great resources (and also a great friend), that I happened to meet while training with Laurent Lafosse in France, was Gregor Szöllösy.

Gregor has (finally!) moved off to Zurich, and opened up shop to do shoulder work.  I wanted to give him a shout, and wish him the best of luck!  If you find yourself in Zurich needing some excellence, look no further to him.  You can find his contact information here.

Here are some pics below from our work together in 2012.  Most of the pictures are from the Nice Shoulder Course (named for Nice, France), and while we are doing an arthroscopic latarjet procedure.  That incidentally is something in my practice that is long overdue for a post, so watch out for that very soon!  I am among the very few surgeons on the West Coast that is technically proficient enough to perform a latarjet arthroscopically, and I think it’s time (soon) to tell Seattle why it’s a wonderful procedure.

As always, if you’re interested in making an appointment with Dr. Schwartz, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 206-368-6100, or contact us.  Thanks!

  • From right to left; Gregor, Laurent Lafosse, Me after a successful live surgery (Arthroscopic latarjet) at the Nice Shoulder Course in 2012
  • From right to left; Laurent Lafosse, Me, Gregor performing the arthroscopic latarjet.
  • Us together during the shoulder course in 2012 with Laurent Lafosse.
  • A little R&R time is always necessary after busting your butt for Laurent.