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The New York office of Dr. Greg Levitin is the central hub for the Vascular Birthmark Center, allowing patients to easily access services from NYC, New Jersey and Connecticut. The diagnosis and treatment of vascular birthmarks require specialist academic qualifications and experience. As a result of his work in these fields, Dr. Levitin was selected as one of “America’s Best Doctors” in both 2013 and 2014.

Dr. Greg Levitin brings an extra dimension to caring for his patients, having supported his young daughter through medical and laser therapy, as well as surgical treatment. It was this experience that inspired Dr. Levitin to pursue a career focused on the effective treatment of vascular birthmarks including hemangiomas, port-wine stains, venous malformations and arteriovenous malformations.

Part of what makes the Vascular Birthmark Center in New York special, is that Dr. Levitin’s services are sought after by both patients and medical professionals in the field. His qualifications and success rates alone make Dr. Greg Levitin one of the most accomplished providers of vascular birthmark diagnosis and treatment in the United States.

Vascular Birthmark Symptoms

The most obvious symptom of a vascular birthmark is the discoloration of the skin. However, in certain cases they may cause pain, discomfort or even affect sight, depending on the size and location of the malformation. It is important to make an appointment with Dr. Greg Levitin at the Vascular Birthmark Center for an accurate diagnosis of the nature of the birthmark. You are welcome to ask questions throughout the process, as Dr. Levitin encourages open dialogue at the Vascular Birthmark Center.

Facial Nerve Monitoring

Many treatment centers estimate risks as high as 50% for facial nerve damage as a result of certain vascular birthmark malformation treatments. However, using an intraoperative nerve monitoring system has allowed Dr. Greg Levitin to reduce the potential risk to less than 1%. The two types of conditions which pose the most risk are venous malformations followed by lymphatic malformations, due the increased likelihood of damage occurring to the facial nerves.

Dr. Levitin is committed to ensuring the best-case scenario is by far the most likely outcome, providing patients with peace of mind from knowing that receiving treatment for a vascular birthmark is not a high-risk gamble. The diagnosis and treatment options are discussed in a way that allows patients to make informed decisions about their own care, with the expert guidance of Dr. Levitin.

Would you like a consultation with Dr. Greg Levitin? Contact the Vascular Birthmark Center today to book your first appointment. You will find the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at our offices will immediately put both adults and children at ease.

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The Vascular Birthmark Center: Gregory M. Levitin, MD

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 27 reviews

Abril M.

Dr. Levitin is very knowledgeable, compassionate and professional. Five years ago, I needed to find information about a birth mark that my newborn daughter started to grow a couple days after birth. I was afraid, I did not feel like I got any clear information about it through my insurance; also, they did not offer any course of treatment for it. I started to look for information, the birthmark was growing each day, information was scarce and I just got more scared. Finally, I found a video in Youtube from a grandmother who was very grateful after finding treatment for her grand daughter through The Birthmark Foundation. It was a huge blessing to me and my family. I found Dr. Levitin, I contacted him thinking he probably would not even answer. I was wrong, he kindly answered promptly, got in touch with me and soon he had a plan : ) I went to see him at the Birthmark Center in Los Angeles. He explained everything in a way that it was so clear to understand, no question I made was insignificant and his answers were each very informative. I really never have had an experience with a doctor who explains and speaks in such a way. I left his office knowing that my daughter was in the best hands and the best care. I first thank God for the Birthmark Foundation, a great organization with the highest quality of doctors. Also, a very special thanks to Dr. Levitin for all his help and kindness, for listening to my concerns and answering each and every question. And last, but no least, to the Birthmark Foundation Center in Los Angeles : ) I hope many children can find help/care in this place as I found it for my daughter. Thank you forever.

Ryan E.

I will be telling tales of the good doctors compassion till time comes to an end. Because of Dr Levitin, I have more confidence in my every day life. He was fast, knowledgeable, precise and all with a disarming sense of humor. Two thumbs up!

Carla M.

I wanted to show you how much better Hailey's tongue looks and let you know her speech has already improved so much!!! Her speech teacher is thrilled!!!! Thank you so much for everything you did for her. You are an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner- we are forever grateful to you!!! We are so appreciative!

Danielle L.

we are forever grateful for Dr. Levitin. My daughter Lena had surgery to remove her hemangioma that was located on her forehead at just 6 month old. she healed beautifully and we couldn't be happier with how minimal her scar is, even almost 4.5 years later. Dr. Levitin is caring, compassionate, and such a great doctor/surgeon overall. He had our daughter's best interest and I knew she was in good hands. I highly recommend him any chance I get!


My name is Chris and I was recently treated for an AVM on my forehead by Dr. Gregory Levitin of New York (New York Eye and Ear Infirmary). Thankfully, I live within a few hours of NYC. In brief, I would like to say that Dr. Levitin is very capable doctor with a lot of experience with AVMs. He responds quickly to e-mail, texts, and phone calls. He accepts insurance. He takes a "team approach" and will be your "QB" and involve other specialists as necessary. In my particular case they were Dr. Raj Shrivastava (Mt Sinai) and Dr. Raphael A. Ortiz (Lenox Hill) in NY. I recommend contacting Dr Levitin for a consultation if you suspect you have an AVM. All 3 Drs are just good people. When I spoke to them, they treated me like like an equal. I felt like they were advising me as a close friend or family member. Like many that suffer with AVMs I was at first mis-diagnosed. What was thought to be a just a simple cyst turned out to be an AVM. Surgery to remove the cyst made the AVM about 5x bigger. My treatment entailed a few MRIs and CAT scans to determine what was going on and the treatment plan. This was followed by consultation with the 3 Drs mentioned above and finally a 2-day procedure. On day 1 Dr Ortiz embolized the AVM. On day 2 Dr Levitin and Dr Shrivastava removed the AVM from my skull and put some metal mesh there to fill the "hole". It has been 6-months since the surgery and so far I have not had any recurrence. In honor of Vascular Birthmark Awareness Day and to thank these Drs for all they have done for me, I just want to give everyone a solid reference. Finding the right doctor for this type of stuff makes all the difference.

Valle S.

I just discovered this page i have also a birthmark I always experiences bully because of this. I don't know what kind of birthmark is this if it is harmful ? I hope Dr. Levitin notice this message in this way I think he can help me :) :) #DrLevitin

Alicia M.

This year marks the 10th that I contacted VBF for help. Since then I have been under the care of Dr. G Levitin and Dr. R. Ortiz, they are my guardian healing angels! Thanks VBF for not only helping me but also for letting me be a volunteer in the foundation whenever I am needed. A Big Hug to all from MIAMI... Alicia

Alexander G.

Totally positive experience. Dr. Levitin is a great professional. He has diagnosed and treated my nose breathing problem, significantly improving my quality of life. Office staff is very professional. Appointments always kept on time. Strongly recommend.