About Mark D. Epstein, MD
Mark D. Epstein, MD practices in Stony Brook as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Epstein was invited to join RealSelf in 2010, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 19 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Epstein has hospital affiliations at University Medical Center at Stony Brook.
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Posted by mrsriv05
Dr.E is THE go to dr. for breast augmentation. His knowledge, experience, bedside manner and staff made this experience well worth it. As a bodybuilder I knew that my situation would be slightly different than most women due to the density of my pectoral muscles. A fellow bb'er highly recommended Dr. E and he proved to be all she had promised and more. I was showering and up and about with his rapid recovery system in no time. No drains, no pain pump, no uncomfortable post surgical garments. He called me every evening for several nights to check on me. He sent flowers to congratulate me on my new additions. When I called with a question I actually spoke TO HIM not just a staff member. My breasts look beautiful and natural. I couldnt be more satisfied. Dr. E is by far the best plastic surgeon in my opionion. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Justine Ann
Dr. E recently performed a breast augmentation on me, and I cannot be any happier with the results. From the moment I went there for my consultation, I felt very comfortable with him and his entire staff. They make you feel so at ease, everyone that works there is very pleasant, and hospitable. Dr. E is so thorough with answering any and all questions you may have, he even gave me a incredible book to read. It tells you all you need to know about breast augmentation surgery; it was extremely informative, and interesting. All of his breast augmentations are done using his specialized rapid 24 hour recovery - LADIES THIS IS NO JOKE! Not even an hour after my surgery I was able to lift my arms up in the air!!! You do not even need any strong pain medication, the pain is really not bad at all!! All my friends and family were completely shocked on how great I was doing immediately after surgery, I was moving around and everything. You also don’t have to wear any of those uncomfortable dressing that some of the other surgeons require you to wear after surgery, you don’t have to wear anything if that’s what you’re comfortable with; I just wore a zip up sports bra. Dr. E is a great, and talented surgeon. I cannot stress enough on how much he cares about his patients; the night of my surgery he even called me himself to check up and see how things were going. I also must add that my recent follow up appointment (to have my steri-strips replaced - protective material to cover incisions) I was ecstatic when I saw how AMAZING the incision looked, they were so small.. I was barely able to see it. I beg anyone who is interested in plastic surgery to check out Dr. E; you won’t regret it! It will be one of the best decisions you make, I know it sure was for me. Thank you Dr. E for changing my life, and making me so confident in myself!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!
Posted by t_a_r_a_m
He and his staff are great. He was very patient, informative and professional. He knows exactly what you need.
Posted by Lake Grove429
Dr E is the most caring and attentive doctor I have ever met. He goes above and beyond for his patients and so does his staff. He listened to everything i said and did everything I asked for. I can honestly say I wish I had gone to him sooner. If I, my family or friends ever need a plastic surgery procedure done we will absolutely be going to Dr. E. He is truly an amazing and talented surgeon!!!
Posted by LochlandsMom
Dr. Epstein is a skilled plastic surgeon who performed my abdominoplasty with absolutely stellar results. I am very happy with my flat tummy and I am only six weeks out, which is my recovery halfway point. Prior to meeting Dr. Epstein, I had a consult with another PS whom I felt was more of a sleazy salesman than a caring physician. A girlfriend who had a BA a few years back highly recommended Dr. Epstein and thank god she did! My first consult with him was thorough, informative and reassuring. A polar opposite to the PS I met before. I felt as if he really listened and cared about what I wanted and also gave his honest medical opinion and realistic expectations as well. There was no up-selling of unnecessary lipo or some pricey product pitch like I found with other surgeons. He was straightforward, knowledgeable and professional, something you really come to appreciate while standing naked on a pedestal. I left the office feeling very confident in choosing Dr. Epstein. The surgery went well, from what I remember… My stomach looks flat and amazing and the scar is super low and healing well. I love to show it off in bikinis and tight shirts. I am 6 weeks post-op and feeling better every day. I have had very little discomfort and I credit Dr. Epstein as he does not use those uncomfortable binders or steri-strips, thus making recovery much more comfortable and more tolerable especially in the beginning when relief is needed most! My biggest complaints were normal, mostly back-pain and those annoying drains staying in four weeks which felt like FOREVER! Each post-op visit went extremely well with no complications and I felt as if the staff had my best interest in mind. I would highly recommend Dr. Epstein and his staff for your next procedure.
Posted by NSxPA
I am thrilled that I chose Dr. E as my surgeon because from the first office visit to the OR to postop care, everything has been phenomenal. There was even a book explaining exactly what to expect and what should be done for recovery. I am absolutely thrilled with my results and I recommend Dr. E highly without any reservations.
Posted by holbrook
I am currently 3 weeks post op from Breast Augmentation. I am truly amazed by Dr. E and his staff. The office is wonderful, caring and professional. Dr. E is brilliant!! I am so happy with the results and can't believe how great I felt right after surgery. I came home from surgery and went out to dinner that same night. I was out shopping the next morning. I had nothing more then Ibuprofen. My husband couldn't believe I was up and going right away.. I have two little kids (6 and 3) and got them ready and off to school the next day. The rapid recovery was true to its words.. I highly recommend Dr. Epstein to all my family and friends and to anyone who is considering having BA surgery.. Sabrina
Posted by East Setauket
He is best description of a healthcare professional and a perfect example of a truly wonderful doctor serving the public.
Posted by Jennie1278
I always felt young and beautiful but there was always something missing and that was beautiful, natural looking breasts, and when I met with Dr E he provided me with the knowledge and resources to make this dream of mine a reality. I was so impressed with his professionalism and knowledge in his field that there was not a doubt in my mind this was the surgeon to choose! I am not sorry! Three weeks after my surgery and already my results look amazing! I owe it all to his expertise,because I look full and natural and have never felt better! He made me look AMAZING! He is not only smart and intelligent, but he is also an inventor. He not only calls you personally the day of the surgery, but sends flowers and has his staff call to check up on you the following day! Such a caring surgeon and his office staff is amazing!!!! So kind and friendly, unlike other places we visited. They are willing to work with you and take your calls and answer your emails in a timely and professional manner. This is an A++ establishment and I will def go back to Dr Epstein in the future! Do yourself a favor and visit Dr E!!!! You won't be sorry
Posted by Happy Jen
we chose Dr. E, of Stony Brook, NY. His imaging is great, bedside manner is lovely and his expertise is evident by my spectacular results! We are thrilled with the outcome and I can tell you that the 24 hour recovery that Dr. E has developed is the real deal. I was driving my car and blow drying my hair the day after surgery and was back in the gym in no time. I highly recommend Dr. E if you are considering augmentation
Posted by North
After hours of research I selected Dr. E to perform my surgery because I felt that he was not only a board certified plastic surgeon but he was also went above and beyond the norm to create the perfect breast augmentation operation. He studied and mastered the procedure called 24 hour rapid recovery. Although I was a bit skeptical Dr. E assured me that I was going to be able to continue with my daily routine, drive and basically not miss a beat of my normal life. This was extremely important to me as I am a working mother who does not have a minute of time to be out of commission. After meeting with Dr. E. he explained the procedure and I was sold. He treats each patient as if you are his only patient of the day and was just so nice and down to earth. He has a great deal of patience and really wants you to be happy with the results. I am thrilled with my results just as I was thrilled with my recovery. I never took anything stronger than tylenol and after taking a short nap the day of my surgery I was back in the swing of my hectic life. I have visited Dr. E several times since my surgery and each time I get so excited because he is just so darn interested in seeing how I am doing. I am doing great and I know without a doubt it is because I selected Dr. E. There are all sorts of surgeons out there but there are only a few doctors like Dr. E. It is a shame that more doctors don't perform the 24 hour rapid recovery but I'm so glad that Dr. E does otherwise I never would have been able to have had my surgery. Thanks again, Dr. E.!
Posted by 5867anon
Truly a rapid recovery! I didn't think it was possible, and when a couple of friends had it done, and were back at work within 3 days, I decided to finally go for it!
Posted by Rain599
My doctor is a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience who takes the time to explain the procedure and does not try to get you to do anything just to make a buck. Also the staff is wonderful!
Posted by Hellosharon
I am very thrilled with my week old results from my upper eye lid surgery, the second time around was the charm. The same caring service was extended to me, attention to details and always making sure you are comfortable and happy, an excellent surgeon, that is Dr. E. I have been a patient of Doctor E for years, a ref...erral from my Dermatologist. I first met him because of a biopsy for a pre cancerous mole needed to be done on my neck, you could never tell I had stitches. I knew who exactly was going to do my eye lid surgery years later, never needed a second opinion, I trust his knowledge and experience. Very happy to be out in public and be Dr. E greatest advisement, and continue to spread the word of Dr E, his staff and all the services his office offers.
My Surgery Went Very Well. I Felt Better Everyday and Was Back to Work in About a Week -Stony Brook, NY
Posted by blumj76
Dr. Epstein and his staff were excellent during the process of my surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone that was considering cosmetic surgery
Posted by Caroline from New York
Dr. Epstein along with his staff are WONDERFUL and very kind. I went for my free consult and was so impressed by the Vectra 3-D simulation. This allowed me to actually visualize how I would look after surgery. Dr. Epstein carefully measured my breast to select an impant size that looked natural. Dr. Epstein exceeded all my expectations. Now when I look at myself I say "WOW, this is the size I should've had my whole life".
Posted by Harley572
I explored many websites of plastic surgeons, including some of the more well known ones that advertise on the radio. Dr. Epsteins website was not only impressive but his work looked the best! I finally went for a consultation,not only for breast augmentation,but for rhinoplasty too since I wanted to fix my nose since I was a teenager.His staff is WONDERFUL and always so nice. It makes your visit that much easier. I have only great things to say about Dr. Epstein.His office is immaculate and he is very passionate about his work. He took measurements and explained everything to me thoroughly. I even left the office with some pictures of what I would look like! I felt so comfortable and couldn't wait to have it done. My experience with Dr. Epstein and his staff was wonderful and would recommend him highly.
Posted by Spyder4mom
After reading the website and my initial appointment with Dr. Epstein I knew at that he was going to do my surgery. His professionalism, knowledge, expertise and innovative methods made me feel extremely comfortable. He explained the entire procedure to me, answered all my questions, showed me before and afters and did not rush me out to get to his next appointment.
Posted by smoore
I had a rhinoplasty done by Dr. Epstein almost 3 months ago. After my consultation, I knew I definitely wanted Dr. Epstein to do my surgery. His staff was so nice. I really felt comfortable going in to surgery knowing I was going to be taken care of there. Dr. Epstein and his staff called me after I got home from my surgery and a couple times over the next week to see how I was feeling. I would highly recommend Dr. Epstein to anyone considering plastic surgery.
Posted by cookala
I had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Epstein two weeks ago. I had a wonderful experience with both Dr. Epstein and his staff. His facility is immaculate. I feel like I had my hand held during the whole process and literally by one of the nurses right before my surgery. Dr. Epstein puts his patient’s health first and will only give you what your body can handle. I recommend Dr. Epstein 100% for anyone who is looking to get a Breast Augmentation. After the nightmare stories I have heard about other surgeons, I am so lucky that my sister found Dr. Epstein and he was the surgeon I used.
Posted by dorabv
Dr Epstien is an Amazing doctor with an Amazing staff they made you feel very comfortable and tended to your every need I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I highly reccomend Dr. Mark Epstein of Stony brook
Posted by anthony new york
Dr. Epstein is an amazing man and doctor. His skill in my opinion is unequaled, he treated me as though i were a friend and not merely a client.The office staff are friendly and up beat and more than willing to help. I found Dr. Epstein to be approachable, kind, has a good sense of humor and concerned. In short a great doctor and skilled surgeon.
Posted by jasonr
Dr. Epstein and his staff were very professional and made me feel as if I was their most important patient. Every member of his staff was extremely caring and genuinely interested in my surgery and my satisfaction. The office is run like no other that I have seen. Dr. Epstein himself is very approachable. He takes tremendous pride in his work and it appears that his number one objective is to simply make you 100% happy with the outcome of the surgery.
Office staff and Dr. Epstein himself never make you feel like ooooh she needs a tweak. They respect less is more, and wait for me to return for my little more, with a smile and hey you look great.
Posted by kris19
Dr. Epstein’s website touts the, “24 Hour Recovery Method” but that is not the reason I chose him. I chose him because of his passion for his craft, his knowledge and eagerness to answer my every question, his confidence, his unassuming demeanor and most importantly, his results. In my mind, I really didn’t give too much credence to the 24 Hour Recovery. I figured, “How many different ways could there really be to skin a cat”? If I were to wake up with less pain than I expected and/or in better shape than the debilitating stories I’ve heard, than that would just be an added bonus. I can’t emphasize enough how astonished I was with the recovery as well as my amazing results! Additionally, I generally surround myself with kind, warm hearted, well-intending people; Dr. Epstein is the epitome of just that. After my surgery and my entire bill had been paid, I inquired about having a small cyst removed that my Primary Care Dr. said I need a surgeon for. Dr. Epstein does not take my insurance and offered to do the procedure for me for nothing. I was completely taken with his generosity. That day, his gesture reminded me that there still are some wonderful people among us that do good for the sake of just being kind. There was absolutely nothing for him to gain from me at that point. He already had my money, trust, respect, admiration and appreciation. I believe in Yiddish they would call him a mensch : ) I don’t generally write reviews and recommendations but felt I needed to do other women the service of letting them know how phenomenal my experience was and how confident they should feel in selecting Dr. Epstein. I love him as I’m sure all his patients do!
Posted by JNS
I highly recommend Dr. Epstein and have full trust that anyone who is treated by him will be more than happy. I am 18, and an actress and had to get 2 incisions, one being in the center of my face, to remove pre-melanoma. I was extremely concerned because any noticeable scars on my face could drastically affect my career. Not only was my procedure pain-free but Dr. Epstein made me feel extremely comfortable. I have been regularly visiting Dr. Epstein for almost 3 years now and haven't been able to visit another plastic surgeon since. My mother, who works in the medical field as an administrator for a large family practice has been recommending Dr. Epstein and receives nothing but positive feedback from those who know him. Its one thing to know you are being taken care of by an extremely intelligent and highly recommended doctor, it's another thing to know that he truly cares for your well being. It is a feeling you cannot understand until you visit his office.
Posted by Ktaw121
I had a excellent experience with Dr. E and his staff everytime I went to his office. He's very compassionate and really cares about his work. I was completely satisfied with the work I've gotten done by him. He even personally called me the night after I had my surgery to see how I was feeling.
Dr. E is an expert in his field. I opted to have a breast augmentation in his office, and was fully informed throughout every step of the process of exactly what to expect. He thoroughly and quickly responded to my many, many questions with knowledgeable answers--oftentimes on weekends, oftentimes from his cell phone. At all times during my decision making process, Dr. E provided me with materials designed to educate, rather than sell. I am confident that the decisions we made regarding my surgery will result in a lifetime of complication-free, healthy implants.
Posted by kkall
I think the first key phrase I typed into the search engine was “best cosmetic surgeons Long Island”. Within seconds, Dr. E’s’ website came up. I instinctively found myself printing every piece of information he had on his website out so I could read it in bed later on in the evening when the kids went to bed. There were pages upon pages explaining everything I needed to know, everything I wanted to know, and everything I didn’t think of knowing, with regards to breast augmentation. Dr. E’s website explained everything from his techniques for surgery and his rapid recovery plan, to information about types and styles of implants, to before and after photos of clients. The next day I called to schedule my consultation. I am a true believer that Dr. E is an incredible doctor who cares about the end result of his patients. He gives you his honest and most professional opinion to what he believes would give you the most beautiful and natural looking body you deserve.
Posted by User123
Found Doctor Epstein while searching online for the No Drain Tummy Tuck procedure on Long Island. He was very personable and realistic with me and did not try to up sell or pressure me into anything. He told me exactly what to expect and everything the procedure entails. When I left the office there were no questions asked about scheduling the procedure or any pressure of that nature like I had with other doctors. I was handed a beautifully put together detailed folder about the procedure. The folder also included a list of the incredible amount of certifications the doctor possesses. I was told to go home and read over everything, talk to my family and if I wanted to go ahead with the procedure then to call whenever I was ready. I did just that. I talked it over with my family but they wanted to meet the doctor before I went through with this. This was not a problem at all and they scheduled me for a follow up consultation where the doctor met my father and went over everything again. My father had many questions and was concerned for my well-being and the doctor put him at ease with his outstanding professionalism and incredible overall knowledge of his practice and the procedure. After this meeting I scheduled the surgery. This is where the doctor and his entire staff really shined. I was given a personalized booklet with over 50 pages going over exactly what was going to be done along with what and what not to do before and after surgery. The wonderful staff did everything in their power to calm me down and sooth my nerves. They assured me everything will be fine and I was in good hands. They cracked a joke here and there to make me smile and it really helped. The doctor came in and also did a great job calming me down and got right to work drawing his markings for surgery and took some pictures. I met with the anesthesiologist who was great. He was funny, knowledgeable and very caring. I walked into the surgery room which was in pristine condition, completely organized and well lit.
Posted by woliver2012
I found him through online searches. I located Dr Epstein from local online searches and reviews. I am endlessly happy that I did. I was apprehensive about this type of surgery, but Dr. Epstein and his staff put me at complete ease, and made the whole experience completely stress free. He is very personable, and was easy to talk to about my concerns, and what I hoped to achieve. His staff are absolutely wonderful. They were all friendly, welcoming and went out of their way to assist me. The office is spotless, and has a very relaxing atmosphere. The on site surgical room is state of the art, and better than most hospital operating rooms I have been in. The day of the procedure, I arrived and the staff prepped me, both physically and mentally. I found I had no apprehension. Dr. Epstein is an artist at body sculpting. I am thrilled with the results. I only wish I had done this earlier. Doctor Epstein and his entire staff have my utmost Thanks for what they have done for me. I am truly glad I met him.
Posted by FitMomNY
I had actually researched a number of doctors, but Dr. Epstein had the most impressive before and after picture gallery. He was very nice and willing to answer all my crazy questions. :) I couldnt help but feel confident that this was the doctor I would be able to trust.
Posted by ahcrx12
I scheduled my consultation with Dr. Epstein after reading so many good reviews online. I decided that if I had any reservations whatsoever after meeting him, I would not go thru with the procedure. I knew right away that I had made the right decision. He has a great bedside manner, was very thorough, and made sure he explained everything & answered all my questions. I never felt rushed, or like I was being 'upsold' on additional procedures. Follow up has been great. Dr. Epstein has been reachable, approachable, & follow-up has been outstanding. It has only been a week since surgery & I am already very pleased with the results. I would highly reccommend Dr. Epstein, you could not be in better hands.
Posted by lulu bell
10 I know a patient and got to see first hand how amazing he is :) After years of thinking abut getting this surgery i finally met Dr. Epstein, and was convinced he would do the surgery, and thankfully i did. Dr. Epstein and his staff are caring people with alot of knowledge and answers to any questions you have and always want to make you comfortable. yes they are awesome!!!! I feel amazing look amazing and i am so happy i did it..
Posted by chevyeles11
Dr. Epstein is the best he delivers quality work. He is very honest and he listens. You get what you pay for and you have to pay for quality. Dr. Epstein has a very professional and friendly staff. I'm all smiles when I come in for my visit. They love me to when I come in they always tell me i'm very animated. This has been the best decision that I have made in my life thanks to Dr. Epstien. I googled breast implants and his name popped up I decided to call and set up a consultation. I was nervous however when I arrived to the office Dr. Epstien and his staff made me feel very comfortable. He was very honest with me and let me know what would look great on my body and that he wouldn’t go bigger because he stand behind his work. He explained to me the difference between the saline and the silicone. He takes a 3D picture of you so that you can see what you would like after the surgery. He didn’t seem like a pushy sales man who just wanted to make a sale. You felt he genuinely cared and was there for you. I think the best part was the next day he sent me flowers as well as he personally called himself to make sure that I was ok. How many times do you get a call from your doctor? Never! It’s not just Dr. Epstien it’s his entire staff is awesome they interact with you and or very friendly I love going to his office for my check up because everyone is amazing. If you are thinking about this surgery please visit Dr. Epstien he is amazing and you will be satisfied. This summer was the best I was no longer embarrassed to wear a bikini. I must say that I look exactly like the 3D image, I’m so happy thank you so much Dr. Epstien.
Posted by susanna247
He is honestly worth the rating. I found Dr. Epstein on the interenet six years ago and will never replace him with anyone else. Six years ago i had a breast reduction and uplift. Doctor Mark D. Epstein of Stony Brook, Ny had performed the surgery. I was so happy with the results and experience with that surgery, that there was NO DOUBT that i would be returning to his office for my next surgery. He's one of the most caring Doctor that i have met so far. To him you're not just another patient, you're a person that matters. He answered all of my questions about my concerns and explained the procedure fully to me so there were no surprises. The staff reflects on the kind of Doctor he is; from the clerical to the medical staff, they are all professional, caring and sensitive to the needs of the individual.
Posted by AmyLee Mattituck
Realself helped me find him!!
Posted by Tf1102
I chose Dr. Epstein based on his website. He truly has the most thorough amount of information about the procedure, as well as inventing and practicing new techniques to help the recovery be almost pain free. During the consultation, he advised me on what size implant would be the safest for me and produce the best results. The instruction booklet is the most complete I have ever seen! This man truly covers everything!
Treatments offered by Mark D. Epstein, MD
Education / Training
General Surgery, University of Cincinnati 1984 - 1990
Plastic Surgery, Milton S. Hershey Med Ctr - Penn State Univ 1990 - 1992
Burn Research, Shriners Hospital - Cincinnati 1987 - 1988
Hand surgery, Curtis Hand Center - Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD 1992 - 1993
Micorsurgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical, Boston, MA 1993 - 1994