Bunion Correction Offered by William Levine, Sands Point Podiatrist

Dr. William M. Levine, a Brooklyn podiatrist with offices in the Sands Point area of New York, has been in private practice since 1993. Included in his full range of treatments for conditions of the feet and ankles is the use of a minimal incision to correct bunions. Dr. William Levine and his patients in the Sands Point and surrounding areas have found that the procedure requires little, if any, pain medication, and results in less bleeding and scarring than traditional bunion surgeries do.

A bunion is a bony prominence that forms most often on the side of the big toe. The deformity is frequently the result of a misalignment or bowing of the metatarsal phalangeal (the joint of the big toe). Although non-surgical treatments may be successful for minor cases, surgery is often necessary once the condition has progressed.

People affected by bunions may experience tenderness, inflammation, and bursitis at the site. Arthritis often develops with the progression of time.

In some instances, a bunion may form at the location of the little toe. This type of prominence is called a bunionette.


About williammlevinepodiatrist

William M. Levine D.P.M. has enjoyed nearly two decades as a podiatrist. For the past 13 years, Dr. William M. Levine has served as an Attending Podiatrist at Maimonides Medical Center and the Brooklyn Hospital. In 1993, he established his first private practice, which remains in operation. Thirteen years later, Dr. Levine expanded the scope of his care when he opened additional facilities in Manhasset, New York, and Far Rockaway, New York. Over the course of his career, William M. Levine has provided his services for free to such athletic events as the Special Olympics and the Goodwill Games. He also spent four years working with Bravo Ambulance, a volunteer ambulance service that offers emergency care to residents of Brooklyn, New York. Throughout the entirety of his career, Dr. Levine has remained an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. In 1983, William M. Levine began his training at the State University of New York at Binghamton, from which he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Levine then relocated to Chicago, where he completed his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He received further training at the Fort Leonard Wood Army Hospital, where he undertook an externship in trauma and reconstructive surgery. William M. Levine then moved to Newark, New Jersey, to perform a podiatric surgical residency at Saint Michael’s Medical Center. He later completed an ankle arthroscopy course. He is an Associate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and he is also certified by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. In his free time, William M. Levine enjoys watching and playing sports such as soccer, baseball, football, skiing, golf, and tennis. He also spends much of his time on home improvement projects, reading, and traveling.
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