- Posted on: Jan 8 2015
I was a patient at the St. Peter’s Wound Center in Monroe, being treated for a pressure wound under my right big toe. After several unsuccessful attempts, and nearly two years of trying to heal this wound, one of the doctors I had seen on my next visit to the Wound Center, mentioned Dr. Levine to me. She said that he specialized in the foot and, at this point, he could maybe help me. She told me to make an appointment to see him, just to see what he had to say.
I did make that appointment and I saw him in July of 2014. He told me that the bone in my right big toe should be removed and that this should take care of my problem. I was nervous about having this done because I didn’t know how my foot was going to be. I told Dr. Levine that I would think about it and get back to him.
After a few visits to the Wound Center, I could see that nothing was getting better. Then, on my visit to the Wound Center in August of 2014, the doctor at the Wound Center who had checked my wound, went on to probe it and he hit bone. This was not good, because now the bone was exposed and also infected. The Wound Center doctor, phoned Dr. Levine’s office and spoke with him, asking him to see me because of the bone infection.
I did see Dr. Levine and I had no choice but to have this operation. Dr. Levine’s office scheduled my surgery for the middle of August 2014 and made arrangements for my preadmission testing. I’m glad that I didn’t have to wait long to have the surgery. My surgery was scheduled at 8 AM at Princeton Hospital as an outpatient and I was back home, in my house, by 11:30 AM – that’s really remarkable. (By the way, the Princeton Hospital is really beautiful). My follow-up care with Dr. Levine was always done in a timely manner. My pressure wound is finally healed and it only took about 1-1/2 months after the surgery. When I went back for follow-ups, I could see the incision made to remove the bone was getting smaller and smaller.
In my opinion, I think that Dr. Levine is a dedicated and caring physician. I would recommend him, in an instant, to anyone. His staff, including the office personnel, was courteous and professional. I am very pleased that Dr. Levine was my surgeon.
Posted in: Stuart E. Levine, M.D.