Meet Our Anesthesiologists – Adrienne Levy, M.D. and Brian Slepian, M.D.
I have had known and worked in the operating room with both Dr. Adrienne Levy and Dr. Brian Slepian since I was an attending plastic surgeon at University Medical Center at Stony Brook in 1994, and subsequently at the North Shore Surgi-Center in Smithtown, NY. They have been the sole provider of anesthesia services in my office based surgical facility since 2001 and have provided anesthesia services to my staff, my family and myself as well! They are both extremely gifted at the art of ambulatory based anesthesia – in other words, preparing you for not only a safe and smooth anesthetic experience, but also making it so that you are comfortable to return home shortly after your procedure is completed and you have recovered in our facility. They use state of the art equipment to provide anesthesia and monitor your vital signs as well as your progress before, during and after your surgery.
The night before your procedure, your anesthesiologist will call you and discuss your medical history, your proposed anesthetic management and answer any questions and concerns that you may have. They will also give you some instructions for the following morning. This will include instructions regarding any medications that you routinely take each day as well as when you must cease eating and drinking before your procedure. We all understand that surgery, even elective cosmetic surgery can be an anxiety provoking experience for some people. Should you have any concerns or questions and wish to speak to them prior to this time, please notify MaryEllen, our surgical coordinator or Dr. Epstein and this can easily be arranged. We pride our selves on our accessibility to our patients and want all our patients to have as pleasant an experience as possible.
Adrienne S. Levy, M.D.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Dr. Adrienne S. Levy began her medical training in an accelerated B.S.-M.D. Program at the Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education of the City University of New York. Next, she moved to Long Island and completed her medical training at SUNY Stony Brook. After an Internship in Internal Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, Dr. Levy was a resident in Anesthesiology at both SUNY Stony Brook and Nassau University Medical Center.
Dr. Levy commenced her medical career with a faculty appointment at SUNY Stony Brook in the Department of Anesthesiology, where she achieved such honors as “teacher of the year,” and Chief of Anesthesia, VAMC, Northport, New York. To balance family and career, Dr. Levy now works at an the North Shore SurgiCenter since 1996, where her responsibilities have included Chief of Anesthesia and Medical Director. In addition, she has worked for Dr. Epstein providing anesthesia in his office since 2001.
Dr. Levy is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and has over twenty five years experience in this medical specialty.
Brian Slepian, M.D.
Born and raised on Long Island, Dr. Brian Slepian graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his medical degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his internship and Anesthesia residency on Long Island at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was Chief Resident and Anesthesia resident of the year.
Dr. Slepian continued his medical career with a faculty appointment at SUNY Stony Brook in the Department of Anesthesiology, where he was a member of the Cardiac Anesthesia team.
After several years he took on a position at the North Shore SurgiCenter in 1996, where his responsibilities include Chief of Anesthesia and Medical Director. In addition, he has worked for Dr. Epstein providing anesthesia care in his office since 2001.
Dr. Slepian is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and has over twenty five years experience in this medical specialty.