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For general questions or appointments, call 330-743-3604

For vein problems, call or text Melyssa at 330-443-0111


In 1967 I was 11 years old. This was the year that the first human heart transplant was successfully completed in Cape town, South Africa by Dr. Christian
Barnard. The announcement was etched in my memory as this event captivated the evening news, newspaper headlines and the cover of Time
magazine. This medical landmark was my introduction to medicine and the cardiovascular system. I visited the public library and read every book I could
find on the heart, lungs and blood vessels.
What closely followed was the development of the artificial heart by the world-famous surgeon, Dr. Michael DeBakey in Houston, Texas. Dr. DeBakey
appeared larger than life in the news. In seventh grade science class, we studied a cow’s heart, lungs and blood vessels. I was quite impressed, at the age
of 13 years, when my grandfather traveled to Texas in order to undergo a vascular bypass operation by Dr.DeBakey himself. The operation saved my
grandfather’s leg and added many years to his life.

Conditions & Treatments

Thoracic Disease

Diseases that occur in the lungs, esophagus or chest.

Mediastinal Disease

Growths or conditions that occur within the middle part of the chest outside of the heart, lungs and esophagus.

Venous Disease

Conditions in which veins become diseased or abnormal.

Arterial Disease

A circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs or organs.

Hospital Privileges

Salem Regional Medical Center

Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

Steward – Trumbull Regional Medical Center

Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

Mercy – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Boardman

Thoracic Surgery

The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods

Outpatient Vascular Surgery

Symptoms & Procedures

Carotid Disease

Arterial Disease

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Venous Disease

The SchmettererMD Blog

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Testimonials & Reviews

Shirley McAlicher
Shirley McAlicher
The entire staff is fantastic. Very caring, and compassionate. Dr. Was always on time meaning I never had to wait to be treated more than 10.minutes. office atmosphere very quiet and serene. Can't say anymore. One fantastic and caring team, Dr. Included of course.
Jeannie B
Jeannie B
Very happy ,, Dr is kind and flexible, staff are all very kind also ,, we'll pleased
Jim Walicki
Jim Walicki
Expert staff deserves 10 stars and very professional and courteous! Doctors is also excellent and deserves ten stars or more!!! Highly recommend JW thank you for your compassionate care and excellent professionalism!!!
I'm 34 and just had my first appt with Dr. Schmetterer. Very nice Dr. He walked me thru the whole process from the consultation we were at to the ultrasound and leg mapping and explained why I was having vein issues and how we are going to fix them (in office procedure)
Lindsy Batton
Lindsy Batton
Great doctor
Barbara Miller
Barbara Miller
Just a few months ago I met this Doctor and immediately I felt secure with him, which doesn't happen too often with me and my doctors. Last month I had to go in for carotid artery surgery and was advised to go to Cleveland but I felt peace with him and I stayed. I wasn't in the least bit worried. Everything went well. He is so professional and I'm so grateful I found him.
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