Dr. Levine is a world leading authority and foremost expert on the many natural tissue breast reconstruction procedures including DIEP, SIEA, SHaEP, PAP, GAP, LAP and TDAP Flap procedures. Dr. Levine has further advanced this field, developing first ever techniques in extension flap and stacked flap procedures and has performed thousands of advanced natural tissue breast reconstruction (perforator flap) procedures.
Dr. Levine’s Assisting Microsurgeons
As one of the first surgeons to perform perforator flap breast reconstruction surgery in Manhattan, Dr. Levine trained many of the the first wave of DIEP surgeons in the tri-state area, many who continue to operate with Dr. Levine as his assisting microsurgeon. Dr. Levine personally directs the specialized training of the surgical teams in each of his dedicated practice centers throughout New York and the tri-state area.
Ensuring Patients Recovery Quickly
Dr. Levine always uses a second expert microsurgeon when performing perforator flap breast reconstruction in a team approach. These procedures are highly complicated in terms of the technical ability required to do them safely, consistently, and effectively. In addition, Dr. Levine has found that having highly skilled surgeons, nurses and OR techs specifically trained in perforator flap breast reconstruction ensures a higher level of safety and efficiency. These procedures typically take 4 to 6 hours in reconstructing two breasts which is a very short time for such a long operation. This greater efficiency ensures the patients recover quickly and with as few problems and complications as possible.
Our Assisting Microsurgeons:
Robert Allen, M.D. – microsurgeon, pioneer of perforator free flap breast reconstruction including DIEP, GAP, PAP, and others.
Our Breast Surgeons:
Karen Arthur, M.D.
Lauren Cassell, M.D.
Alyssa Gillego, M.D.
Karen Karsif, M.D.
Rachel Wellner, M.D.