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Ratings for Dr. Kenneth Levey

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Rude, arrogant, bad advice. See Yelp for his real reviews. I strongly suspect those on other sites are fake.

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flag | Submitted September 25, 2017

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Worst bedside manner I've ever encountered and a complete quack. I read another review where he sent the patient to a psychiatrist as he did upon my visit. I asked him where his expertise came into play regarding mental health as I didn't see any diploma on his wall as an expert on this subject. I came to him for pain management not a psychological evaluation. He was arrogant and nasty and in my opinion suffers from an extreme case of narcissism and it is he who needs mental help.

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flag | Submitted July 6, 2017

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He prescribed me a pill which he was not qualified to take me off and sent me to a psychiatrist - for which he had no referral. Waiting room time was typically 30 min, not including the time spent waiting in the exam room (usually another 10.) Exams and visits were rushed - I rarely had more than 5-7 minutes face time and felt like I couldn't always ask questions or tell him things because I felt belittled. I paid $60 per visit for this. I told him I was taking a pill for yeast orally (because that is what it said to do on the pill bottle) and he asked me how I thought that would get to my vagina. I left NYC a few months ago and have finally set up an appointment for a new gynecologist. I requested to have my records released to my new doctor and was told by the office staff that it would be 75 cents PER PAGE. I asked why - because I have never had a doctor charge me for the release of my medical records - and she said "Because that is the maximum amount Dr. Levey can legally charge."

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flag | Submitted June 29, 2015

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I found him through a study for women with Endo. He wanted me to have a hysterectomy, and then said he is on the board of this robotic operating machine and would like some members of his board to be there at the surgery.. he also said he would do the "fertility sparing" surgery and I said but why, I do not want children we already spoke of that... how can a GYNO not pay attention to that detail? I think he wants to do surgeries with his machine and his board buddies, and they will chomp cigars and eat steaks while we lay in the hospital recuperating.

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flag | Submitted February 12, 2015

Dr. Kenneth Levey

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It is cleat that this patient misinterpreted our conversation. I told her it is both not always necessary and more risk to remove the uterus. I am not on any board associated with robotic surgery and have never been.

Submitted May 29, 2015

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RUN AWAY. He makes you fill out a book of paperwork before you can see him. Then his consult seems knowledgeable. I went to him with a diagnosis of endometriosis his "specialty". He insisted on telling me for MONTHS that I had a muscle tear in my abdomen. He injected my stomach WEEKLY with lidocaine. He sent me for spinal injections and to various other unneeded consults. He FINALLY operated on me to which I had NO RELIEF. My endometriosis was so bad that he came out of the OR and apologized for not believing me. He NEVER called back-even an ER that he sent me to. He insisted that I needed an IUD and when I went back to him with my symptoms again he stated that he would "eat his shorts" if I had endo. Just had surgery with a REAL specialist-and lo and behold I have endo-less than a year later.

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flag | Submitted July 31, 2014

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I came to Dr. Levey after seeing many other qualified, highly recommended doctors who had no clue how to manage my condition. Dr. Levey is very pro-active, doesn't wait for conditions to worsen to address them, and is a fast-paced, cut-to-the-chase kind of guy. He obviously really cares about his patients, and isn't annoyed by my speaking up and asking questions! He won't do a surgery if he doesn't think it will help, and is honest about treatment options and what to expect. He's a bit of a multi-tasker, but I don't mind as I've had calmer, quieter doctors who were either total crap or useless. He's also an excellent surgeon. Dr. Levey has improved my quality of life immensely, and has helped give me my life back, when other doctors had let me just go on suffering. But I don't mind if the nay-sayers go somewhere else, as he'll have more open appointments for me!

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flag | Submitted June 9, 2014

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I'm replacing Dr. Levey due to his service. I made an appt for an annual through an online service but noted I have fibroids and will need to have those monitored to verify if they're growing. After waiting, I was put into his office where he came in & used his computer before talking to me. Then asked what I was doing there...then said he doesn't do annuals and sent me to his NP who I actually like. She felt the fibroid so said he may need to see me after all. Eventually (after at least an hour) he checked & felt it also and did a 1 second ultrasound before saying I needed an MRI. 3 weeks after MRI no word although they had results 4 days after. Emailed him, he "apologized" then said to come in & he'd see me. Then said no, see a different dr (Hudson) who didn't understand why I was seeing her when I arrived. Today, phone call from Hudson says Levey reviewed my file & I need to see him. $30 copay every time...In an email he said he didn't know why I was put with Hudson. He did it!

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flag | Submitted January 31, 2013

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I rarely leave rating, but Dr. Levey and his staff definitely deserve it! My entire experience at this office was pleasant; from the appointment, to my conversations with Dr. Levey regarding diagnosis and treatment options, to scheduling the best procedure, pre-op, surgery, post-op. Dr. Levey is extremely brilliant and I knew from our first visit that I was in the best hands. He has changed my life. I pray that God continue to bless him and the work that he does!! Keep up the great job!

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flag | Submitted December 31, 2012

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Very unpleasant experience with this doctor. I would not recommend him to anyone. Poor communication between myself and his staff lead to a very unpleasant follow up visit which left me feeling very demeaned. No patient should ever have to feel mistreated by the very doctor who is supposed to be helpful. I have been to many doctors who may not be as compassionate as they might be, yet there as always existed a degree of professionalism and protocol that patients expect and deserve especially under such circumstances as chronic pelvic pain!

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flag | Submitted June 18, 2012

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Dr. Levey has been spot on in figuring out my problems. He doesn't jump to a BS diagnosis like most doctors do. Trust me, I saw 13 before him. He looks at the big picture not just one symptom and goes one by one to rule things out. Yes, he will refer you out if you have an overlapping problem that he doesn't treat. Most people with chronic pelvic pain have more than one thing going on. He also understands how difficult pelvic pain is to treat. I personally have never had a problem with any of his staff or his personality. I actually find his personality a little relaxing since it's a break from the stress of pain. I like to joke around to lighten up procedures I need and he does the same. He is a very busy guy but he will call you back or e-mail you as soon as he can. He's really been the only doctor I've trusted with this and I also think he respects the fact that I know so much about pelvic pain. I would recommend him to anyone I know with pelvic pain.

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flag | Submitted March 26, 2012

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Biography

Dr. Kenneth A. Levey completed both college and medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his residency on Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2001 and his Masters in Public Health in 2001 at the George Washington University Medical Center. He has been a faculty member at the NYU Langone Medical Center since 2001. While at NYU, Dr. Levey founded the Bellevue Hospital chronic pelvic pain clinic where women with chronic pelvic pain continue to be treated. He is also the founder and Director of the NY Pelvic Pain and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery P.C. The group of subspecialty physicians focuses on unique multidisciplinary approaches to diagnose and manage women with chronic pelvic pain. This includes endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, nerve entrapments, pelvic musculoskeletal disorders, rheumatologic disorder, gastrointestinal, female reproductive, and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Levey is a well known expert in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He has used his skills in laparoscopy and robotic surgery to help women avoid hysterectomy, treat fibroids, endometriosis, large pelvic masses and chronic pelvic pain. He also receives referrals from other surgeons to treat highly complex benign gynecologic conditions. He is an active member of the faculty at the Robotic Surgery Center at NYU. He is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, International Pelvic Pain Society, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the American College of Surgeons.


Languages

  • English

Education

  • State University Of New York At Buffalo School Of Medicine (Grad. 1997)
  • George Washington University (Grad. 2001)

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Areas of Expertise

  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain in women
  • Uterine fibroids

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