Dr. Zachary Levine, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Levine
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

National Capital Neurosurgery

3202 Tower Oaks Blvd Ste 300 Rockville, MD 20852

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(301) 718-9611

Dr. Zachary Levine, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rockville, MD and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities Holy Cross Hospital and Suburban Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Levine to book an appointment.

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Dr. Levine is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Levine's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Levine performs Brain Surgery more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Levine performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Neurostimulator Implantation
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Levine performs Neurostimulator Implantation more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Levine performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Deep Brain Stimulation
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Levine performs Deep Brain Stimulation more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Levine performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Levine's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Levine accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
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Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Preferred PPO
Federal Employee Program
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Levine's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Levine

4.3

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
80.95238095238095%
(34)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
2 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(6)
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Awful awful . He just started yelling at me in his office hallway. He said I was talking about him behind his back. Seriously give me a break.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Cr7 – May 26, 2021
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Traumatic. He called me up-himself, yelled at me! I felt verbally attacked. We'd communicated thru his receptionist prior. I had consulted him 5 years before when I chose among several surgeons At that visit, he told me another doctor I had consulted, had trained him "was the Best." So I went to the other [older] doctor. I thought I would do a 5 yr followup visit with Dr L as he is younger can follow me in the future years when my current doc retires. It's now 5 years post surgery, when I asked the scheduler if she'd simply ask Dr Levine if the contrast with the MRI was necessary the next thing I know is he phones me, yelling:"You're the Patient; I'm the doctor! You don't get to dictate how I treat you! you get the contrast or I won't' see you!"I was flabbergasted, tried to say, I think we've miscommunicated. He interrupted,Loudly over my voice: "I offered you surgery, You chose to go somewhere else." I said,"You TOLD ME the other person was better!" I concluded, " I don't want You!"
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
3 people found this helpful
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Shelagh A. Smith – Oct 31, 2020
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Craniotomy. He saved my life. I could not recommend him more.
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Apr 18, 2019
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i had back surgery with Dr. Levine because of whatever he did I had to have another surgery to fix my problem. He has a terrible bed side manner. I would not recommend him to anyone. Not even an animal.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Waldorf – Feb 20, 2019
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At my first appointment it was evident that I needed surgery but he did not push me to get it done. I was allowed to pick the time that was best for me. Even before the surgery we discussed optimizing my physical health by eliminating medical issues that might impede recovery. He was very thorough, using spine models to explain details. I had a 3-level ACDF in December with excellent results. He recommended Physical Therapy which has been very beneficial. Excellent surgeon, highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Steve in MD – Jan 28, 2019
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Dr. Levine literally saved my life. I was living with very bad pain from a rather large protruding disc. The pain had a significant impact on my quality of life and my overall health from an activity and sleep standpoint. Dr. Levine took care of my pain. I woke up from surgery without any pain and walked out of the hospital before 11:30 a.m. that same morning. I no longer need to take pain relievers, muscle relaxers, or nerve medications to make pain tolerable enough to get through the day.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Frederick, MD – Apr 06, 2018
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Dr. Levine was responsive, accessible, and most importantly, he did an excellent job with my cervixal disc replacement. The whole experience was very easy in a period of intense pain and stress for me. He gave me my life back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Rachel B. in Silver Spring, MD – Sep 27, 2017
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Had an initial consult with Dr Levine concerning a pinched nerve issue. The first thing that struck me as different was as I was sitting in the exam room waiting, he stuck his head in and said 'just be a couple more minutes as I'm reviewing your films'. IN over 30 years as a patient, this is the first time I can every recall that happening. He took time to explain what is happening, outlined the most likely outcome if not treated and then outlined his recommendations with details as to why.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
17 people found this helpful
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Morrisville, NC – Feb 02, 2017
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Dr. Levine performed lower back surgery on me in 2003. In a nutshell, he gave me my life back! Unlike old school doctors that recommended fusing my spine, he preferred a minimally invasive procedure. I didn't even require physical therapy following my procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
18 people found this helpful
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Jim W. in Gaithersburg, MD – Apr 04, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Patient concerns and diagnosis are paramount. We offer recommendations to treatment and allow the patient to make the choice based on our presentation...Read more

Biography

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Levine completed medical school at New York University School of Medicine in the honors program. He did his residency...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
George Washington University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
Gwumc
Internship Hospital
1993
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School
1989
Dartmouth College
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1997

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What are Dr. Zachary Levine, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Levine frequently treats Brain Surgery, Neurostimulator Implantation, and Deep Brain Stimulation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Levine treats.

Where is Dr. Zachary Levine, MD's office located?

Dr. Levine's office is located at 3202 Tower Oaks Blvd Ste 300, Rockville, MD 20852. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

National Capital Neurosurgery

National Capital Neurosurgery3202 Tower Oaks Blvd Ste 300 Rockville, MD 20852
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Practice

The Cancer Center At Gaithersburgllc808 W Diamond Ave Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Levine is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)