Mitchell Levine, MD

Northwell Health Physician Partners

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score:
4.6

Neurological Surgery

Practice locations:

  • Lenox Hill Hospital - Dept of Neurosurgery
    130 East 77th Street
    New York, NY 10075
    Fax: (212) 434-3899
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    Accepting new patients

Clinical details

About your doctor

  • Male
  • Fluent in English, Italian

Board certifications

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Mitchell E. Levine, MD joined the North Shore-LIJ Health System in 2005 after over 20 years of practice and is currently the Director of Spine Surgery within the Division of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. During his career Dr. Levine has concentrated on complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia, pain modulation procedures and radiosurgery.

Dr. Levine received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and continued his training there in neurosurgery. Under the pioneering microneurosurgeon Dr. Leonard Malis, Dr. Levine was appointed Director of Spinal Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai and then the Director of Neurosurgery at The New York Hospital Queens before joining the North Shore-LIJ Health System. As a resident, he won the prestigious New York Neurosurgical Society Resident Award. Dr. Levine was also a National Institutes of Health neurotraumatolgy fellow at the Medical College of Virginia.

Among his accomplishments, Dr. Levine performed the first "early" aneurysm surgery at Mount Sinai and pioneered the use of temporary clip occlusion in complex aneurysm cases. More recently, he investigated the use of a novel radiotherapy treatment for malignant brain tumors and has presented his work on the radiosurgical treatment of multiple brain metastasis. In addition, Dr. Levine's clinical and research interests include neuromodulation and the interface of technology and biology, as well as the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of intervetebral disc degeneration and repair. Dr. Levine is one of the few clinically expert spine surgeons to be actively involved in laboratory research and has widely published with Dr. Chahine.

Professional & Academic details

Affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • North Shore University Hospital

Administrative titles

  • Chief of Division - Spinal Neurosurgery of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital

Academic titles

  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Medical school

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residencies

  • Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center

Insurance providers/plans accepted

We accept most major health insurance plans. If your plan is not listed below, please call the office to discuss your options.


  • 1199SEIU
    • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna Health Insurance
    • Aetna Choice POS
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Health Network Only
    • Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna Limited Benefits Insurance Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO) Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Voluntary Group Medical Plan (indemnity plan)
    • Elect Choice
    • HMO
    • Managed Choice POS
    • Open Access Aetna Select
    • Open Choice PPO
    • Quality Point-of-Service (QPOS)
    • Signature Administrator's Plan
    • Traditional Choice
  • Affinity Health Plan
    • Child Health Plus
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare Advantage
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    • Affinity Essential Bronze
    • Affinity Essential Catastrophic
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  • AgeWell New York
    • BeWell (HMO SNP)
    • CareWell (HMO SNP)
    • FeelWell (HMO SNP)
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    • CareConnect Tradional Gold 20/40
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    • Indemnity
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    • InBalance EPO
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    • Family Health Plus R
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    • Child Health Plus
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    • NYSHIP
  • UnitedHealthcare
    • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
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    • UnitedHealthcare North Shore-LIJ Advantage Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
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    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
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    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Child Only
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    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 73AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child 73AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 6.15.30 94AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 6.15.30 Child 94AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 9.20.40 87AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 9.20.40 Child 87AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare Options Non-Differential PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare (Community Plan)
    • Family Health Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare (Exchange)
    • UnitedHealthcare Bronze Compass $3,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Catastrophic Compass $6,600
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $1,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $600
    • UnitedHealthcare Platinum Compass
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $2,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $250
  • UnitedHealthcare (Oxford)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential H
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan 2i
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan i
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic H
    • AARP Medicare Complete Plan I
    • Exchange
    • Freedom Plan
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • LibertySM
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford Bronze NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Gold NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard PPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard PPO
    • Primary AdvantageSM

Patient ratings & comments

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Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
4.7
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.6
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.7
Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
4.6
Information the care provider gave you about medications (if any)
4.6
Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care (if any)
4.6
Degrees to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
4.7
Amount of time the care provider spent with you
4.6
Your confidence in this care provider
4.7
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.7

Patient comments

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

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04.12.2016
Excellent care provider is how I would rate Dr. Mitchell E. Levine. Surgery was A+.
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03.18.2016
Rushed the visit and was not very open to questions.
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03.09.2016
Dr. Levine is great. He takes good care of me.
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02.19.2016
Excellent experience with both MD & NP.
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02.08.2016
Always good experiences.
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01.26.2016
I would highly recommend Dr. Levine and his staff.
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10.26.2015
I already have recommended him.
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10.21.2015
Seeing how thrilled & happy the provider was when we review the x-rays.
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10.02.2015
Haven't had enough experience to judge. One visit was a consultation, second visit to schedule surgery. Check with me after to see follow up.
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09.23.2015
Felt like he was arrogant towards me - little regard to pain & no solution.
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09.04.2015
Dr. Levine and staff are all professional.
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05.07.2015
Excellent experience.
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02.19.2015
Dr. Levine is great.
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02.16.2015
Very good.
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01.13.2015
Good experience.
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12.23.2014
Everything is great!!!
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12.03.2014
Very good experience.
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09.29.2014
Dr. Levine is the best, I love that dr. He show how much he cares for me. He is a concern dr. - I know that, because I was sick into death, and because of his concern thank God I am alive.
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06.02.2014
Excellent neurosurgeon, provides detailed information & shows concern for my condition & questions.
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04.08.2014
As mentioned earlier, I was very pleased with Dr. Levine's "bedside manner." He put me at ease about my up-coming surgery.
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03.26.2014
My provider is a excellent doctor and I love Dr. Levine I would not trade him for another, he has help me a lot.

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