Denise is an active person who has had hallux valgus deformities, also known as bunions, for many years. She lived with them for a long time, but when they became more and more painful she decided to undergo surgery with Dr. Levine. She first did her more problematic side in 2008 and then as the other side became worse, she had that one reconstructed as well in 2012. Here is what Denise thought of her experience:
"I cannot recommend Dr. David Levine enough. He has a great bedside manner which, when you are nervous, is worth its weight in gold. He made me feel cared for and well looked after. Before surgery he came and visited me in what they call the holding area and we went through the procedure (bunion surgery, bunionette surgery) to be performed again. We spoke about the anesthesia and also what to expect after surgery, recovery time, etc.
The surgery went great as expected. I got full range of motion of my big toe on both feet (Yes, I had both done staged). I did not experience any pain. He followed up on me in the recovery room. The one time I needed to speak with him he called me immediately after office hours.
They do say behind every man is a good woman. This scenario is no exception however he's got a few women: Lisa is Dr. Levine's PA and she is fantastic. Jadira, his office manager, is phenomenal, flexible and very responsive and her assistant Gertude is also amazing.
Everyone knows that no surgery should be undertaken without a full awareness of what and why you're having a surgery performed, but once you have made the decision to proceed, I would urge you to contact Jadira to arrange to meet Dr. Levine and put yourself in his very capable hands. You won't regret it. Absolutely super guy, great surgeon and brilliant at what he does."