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  • Elbow Fracture
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • MCL Sprain-
    PRP Treatment Therapy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Labrum Repair
  • AC Separation
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Anter-Inferior
      Capsular Shift
  • AC Separation
  • Bilat TSR
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Removal of Clavicle
    Fracture Fragment
  • Reverse TSR
  • Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer
  • KNEE
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Patellar Stabilization
  • Microfracture
  • Meniscal Repair

Stefan - ACL Reconstruction/Medial & Lateral Meniscectomy

My name is Stefan Vutescu and during my senior year in college I suffered a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (“ACL”) combined with severe meniscus damage. At that time I was the reigning Ivy League champion in the 100m dash and 60m dash and I also had my sights set to compete at the London Olympic Games. All my dreams and athletic expectations shattered in seconds. I was lucky that Dr. William Levine was the team physician for the Columbia University athletic teams. We both sat down and had a serious discussion about my athletic future. Dr. Levine gave me back my hope, performed an ACL reconstruction, and closely monitored my recovery after surgery. He was there for me from the time of my accident until now…2 years later when I am running faster than ever and preparing to qualify for the Olympic Games in London. Dr. Levine is a firm believer in personalized medicine where the patient is not just a file on his desk. He is not just a doctor that saved my athletic career. He became a close friend and mentor who also gave me important advice regarding my future career as a physician. I highly recommend Columbia physicians to people that are seeking high quality, efficient and personal patient care.

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