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Bigsteph21's Review of: Dr. Mark Epstein

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
July 11, 2012, 7:54 am

Doctor Name:   Dr. Mark Epstein (My Profile)
Stony Brook
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   Bigsteph21 (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   January 31, 2012
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


My name is Stephanie Huttner and I was asked to speak this evening on my
experience with Dr. Mark Epstein and his Staff regarding a bi-lateral reduction
mammoplasty (breast reduction) that I completed on January 31st 2012. I’d like
to first thank Dr. Epstein and his staff for a successful procedure one I’m sure
never to forget.

A little history about myself, I am a working class married Hispanic female. I’ve
lived on Long Island my whole life. I have a medical history of Chronic back pain
and Sciatica. I’ve been through many procedures including Epidural Steroid
Injections, Physical Therapy and a Laminectomy of my L-5 Vertebrae.

After my back surgery in April of 2011, I resolved to get actively involved in my
health. I started taking vitamins, changed my diet, and even started working
out to strengthen core muscles. I didn’t anticipate the difficulties however I’d
have in exercising. Just so you have and idea and the women in the room
can appreciate this I’d need to wear two sports bras just to be able to work out
and still I couldn’t do the basic of exercises such as jumping jacks or long term
running on a treadmill. As it turned out my biggest obstacle was right in front of
my face – pun intended.

Before my surgery I was a G cup size. Now if you’re having trouble gauging the
size it felt like the equivalent of hanging two cantaloupes from a rope around
your neck. Unless you’re that size you can’t imagine the obstacle of such a
size. Passing salt across a table, tying a towel around your body, and wearing
a swimsuit with a bra to name a few. That’s not even including the daily indents
on your shoulders from thick bra straps, rashes from the built up moisture, and
a nightmare for cloths shopping. Not to mention all of the both lovely and un-
lovely unimaginable insensitive comments people have made.

I had enough, and went out in search of a doctor who could help me. Twenty-
four Google searches later I found him. Dr. Mark Epstein. I immediately
scheduled an appointment. I met with Dr. Epstein and his staff and found the
most sensitive, professional, motivated staff on Long Island. The rapport I built
with both Staff and Dr. Epstein was better than I could have worked for. The staff
was so knowledgeable and eager to help my situation, reassuring, and friendly.
They set my mind at ease right away.

Dr. Epstein comes off more of an architect than a surgeon. Extremely intelligent,
and friendly he answered all of my questions and really gave me what felt like
a customized experience to my needs. I never felt like just another patient, he

treated me with the utmost respect and we share a wonderful rapport. The staff
was no different - friendly and helpful, they treat their patients like friends not just
another customer. They were also very thorough with my paperwork and helped
get my procedure approved through insurance, they made what could have been
an unpleasant experience a pleasure.

I owe my new life to Dr. Epstein and their staff for changing my life. Every day
without them even knowing it they change lives. This procedure has helped
me live better with my newfound flexibility, my ability to now get the most out of
my work out, so I can be healthier and live my life to the fullest with a newfound

So my deepest gratitude to Dr. Epstein and Staff, thank you all for giving me my
newfound lease on life. I’ll never forget it!

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