Surgical Associates
of Ithaca, P.C.

Cayuga Professional Center
1301 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 273-3161


Our Surgeons



David A. Schwed, M.D. joined Surgical Associates in 1992. He graduated with honors in chemistry from Haverford College and received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, New York. He completed both his internship and general surgical residency at New Jersey's Morristown Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Schwed is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He has extensive training and experience in advanced laparoscopic techniques, and received the Resident Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. Like some of his colleagues at Cayuga Medical Center, Dr. Schwed has tutored other surgeons in the region on these techniques. He also has special interest and expertise in Nissen fundoplication (laparoscopic surgery for heartburn and hiatal hernia) and colorectal surgery (intestinal surgery for cancer and other gastrointestinal problems).