Levon M Capan

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Levon M Capan, M.D.

Professor; Vice Chair and Assoc Chief of Anesthesia at BV
Department of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology)
NYU Anesthesia Associates

Clinical Addresses

550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 9 - 5; Tue. 9 - 5; Wed. 9 - 5; Thu. 9 - 5; Fri. 9 - 5
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Phone: 212-263-5072

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Medical Specialties

Anesthesiology

Insurance

Medicaid

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Board Certification

1975 — Ab Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology

Education

1960-1966 — Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School, Medical Education
1970-1971 — West Virginia University (Surgery), Internship
1971-1974 — West Virginia Univ Hospitals (Anesthesiology), Residency Training

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Research Summary

There is little information about various problems that occur during operating room management. Levon M. Capan, M.D.'s interest is focused on this period of care of trauma patients.

Dr. Capan has analyzed the general profile of operated trauma patients. In this study investigators analyzed approximately 20 demographic, clinical and administrative parameters and the relationship between them.

A second study monitored coagulation abnormalities with thrombelastography. There is no reliable monitoring technique that can be used for acute trauma patients. This study tests the possibility of using thrombelastogram as a reliable coagulation monitor in this group of patients. A third study evaluated the effect of trauma and hypovolemia on the pharmacokinetics of various anesthetic and adjunct drugs.

Dr. Capan is also working in the area of thoracic anesthesia. One-lung anesthesia is used frequently during thoracic surgery. Dr. Capan had invented the up-lung CPAP technique that counteracts the hypoxemia associated with one-lung anesthesia and is widely used. Dr. Capan is now investigating the effect of thoracic epidural anesthesia on oxygenation during one-lung anesthesia and the effect of thoracic epidural anesthesia on hemodynamics with and without anesthetic drugs.

Representative

Research Interests

Trauma Anesthesia

Research Keywords

trauma anesthesia

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In vitro performance evaluation of two rapid fluid infusion devices
Capan L.M.; Chakiryan N.; Miller S.M.; O'Neill D.K.; Jacobson J.; Martinez E.A.
2011 ;112(5 SUPPL 1):?-?, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 146280, year: 2011, vol: 112, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Educational Deficiencies Are Common Among Resident and Attending Physicians
Jacobson, JL; Capan, L
2009 SEP ;49(1):272A-272A, Transfusion
— id: 102451, year: 2009, vol: 49, page: 272A, stat: Journal Article,

Feasibility of an infraclavicular block with a reduced volume of lidocaine with sonographic guidance
Sandhu, Navparkash S; Bahniwal, Charanjeet S; Capan, Levon M
2006 Jan;25(1):51-56, Journal of ultrasound in medicine
— id: 64131, year: 2006, vol: 25, page: 51, stat: Journal Article,

Sonographically guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block in adults: a retrospective analysis of 1146 cases
Sandhu, Navparkash S; Manne, Joseph S; Medabalmi, Praveen K; Capan, Levon M
2006 Dec;25(12):1555-1561, Journal of ultrasound in medicine
— id: 70875, year: 2006, vol: 25, page: 1555, stat: Journal Article,

Deep venous thrombosis revealed during ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block
Sutin, K M; Schneider, C; Sandhu, N S; Capan, L M
2005 Feb;94(2):247-248, British journal of anaesthesia
— id: 48878, year: 2005, vol: 94, page: 247, stat: Journal Article,

The cost comparison of infraclavicular brachial plexus block by nerve stimulator and ultrasound guidance
Sandhu, NavParkash S; Sidhu, Deepal S; Capan, Levon M
2004 Feb;98(1):267-268, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 45682, year: 2004, vol: 98, page: 267, stat: Journal Article,

Ultrasound-guided intraclavicular brachial plexus block ...
Sandhu NS; Capan LM
2003 March;3(1):59-59, Pain practice
— id: 41132, year: 2003, vol: 3, page: 59, stat: Journal Article,

Ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block
Sandhu, NS; Capan, LM
2003 JAN ;90(1):U10-U10, British journal of anaesthesia
— id: 33625, year: 2003, vol: 90, page: U10, stat: Journal Article,

Ultrasound guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block
Sandhu NS; Capan LM
2002 ;2(5):293-298, British journal of anaesthesia. South African excerpts edition
— id: 33627, year: 2002, vol: 2, page: 293, stat: Journal Article,

Ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block
Sandhu, N S; Capan, L M
2002 Aug;89(2):254-259, British journal of anaesthesia
— id: 33624, year: 2002, vol: 89, page: 254, stat: Journal Article,

Monitoring for suspected pulmonary embolism
Capan LM; Miller SM
2001 Dec;19(4):673-703, Anesthesiology clinics of North America
— id: 39461, year: 2001, vol: 19, page: 673, stat: Journal Article,

Trauma and burns
Capan LM; Miller SM
Clinical anesthesia Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001,
— id: 3358, year: 2001, vol: , page: 1255, stat: Chapter,

Ultrasound guidance reduces local anesthetic requirement for intraclaviular brachial plexus block
Sandhu NS; Bahniwal CS; Capan LM
2001 ;95:A851-A851, Anesthesiology
— id: 41133, year: 2001, vol: 95, page: A851, stat: Journal Article,

Ultrasound guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block
Sandhu NS; Capan LM
2001 ;92(Suppl):S341-S341, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 33628, year: 2001, vol: 92, page: S341, stat: Journal Article,

Ultrasound guided popliteal fossa block
Sandhu NS; Capan LM
2001 ;92(Suppl):S342-S342, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 33848, year: 2001, vol: 92, page: S342, stat: Journal Article,

Prevention of airborne exposure during endotracheal intubation
Sandhu NS; Schaffer S; Capan LM; Gill JS
1999 Oct;89(4):1067-1068, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 23467, year: 1999, vol: 89, page: 1067, stat: Journal Article,

Comparison of the WuScope and Macintosh #3 blade in normal and cervical spine stabilized patients
Sandhu, NS; Schaffer, S; Capan, LM; Turndorf, H
1999 SEP ;91(3A):U253-U253, Anesthesiology
— id: 53863, year: 1999, vol: 91, page: U253, stat: Journal Article,

Succinylcholine cannot relieve an airway obstruction caused by pharyngeal and laryngeal edema - In response
Capan, LM; Sutin, K; Ibarra, PF; Wahlander, S
1998 JUL ;87(1):229-230, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 53415, year: 1998, vol: 87, page: 229, stat: Journal Article,

Guidelines for the treatment of acidaemia with THAM [published erratum appears in Drugs 1998 Apr;55(4):517]
Nahas GG; Sutin KM; Fermon C; Streat S; Wiklund L; Wahlander S; Yellin P; Brasch H; Kanchuger M; Capan L; Manne J; Helwig H; Gaab M; Pfenninger E; Wetterberg T; Holmdahl M; Turndorf H
1998 Feb;55(2):191-224, Drugs
— id: 7701, year: 1998, vol: 55, page: 191, stat: Journal Article,

Flexiguide intubation guide to facilitate airway management with WuScope system
O'Neill D; Capan LM; Sheth R
1998 Aug;89(2):545-545, Anesthesiology
— id: 23468, year: 1998, vol: 89, page: 545, stat: Journal Article,

Trauma and burns
Capan LM; Miller SM
Clinical anesthesia Philadelphia PA: Lippincott-Raven, 1997,
— id: 2641, year: 1997, vol: , page: 1173, stat: Chapter,

Difficult airway management in a patient with traumatic asphyxia [see comments]
Ibarra P; Capan LM; Wahlander S; Sutin KM
1997 Jul;85(1):216-218, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 7168, year: 1997, vol: 85, page: 216, stat: Journal Article,

Initial evaluation and resuscitation
Capan LM; Miller SM
1996 ;14(1):197-238, Anesthesiology clinics of North America
— id: 23501, year: 1996, vol: 14, page: 197, stat: Journal Article,

Acute biceps compartment syndrome associated with the use of a noninvasive blood pressure monitor
Sutin KM; Longaker MT; Wahlander S; Kasabian AK; Capan LM
1996 Dec;83(6):1345-1346, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 18160, year: 1996, vol: 83, page: 1345, stat: Journal Article,

TRACHEAL LENGTH IN LITHOTOMY AND TRENDELENBURG POSITIONS
KARPINOS, RD; SCHAFFER, SL; CAPAN, LM; TURNDORF, H
1995 SEP ;83(3A):A1219-A1219, Anesthesiology
— id: 86724, year: 1995, vol: 83, page: A1219, stat: Journal Article,

Anesthetic considerations in McCune-Albright syndrome: case report with literature review
Langer RA; Yook I; Capan LM
1995 Jun;80(6):1236-1239, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 56668, year: 1995, vol: 80, page: 1236, stat: Journal Article,

Vascular injuries
Miller SM; Capan LM
1995 ;13(1):187-216, Anesthesiology clinics of North America
— id: 8107, year: 1995, vol: 13, page: 187, stat: Journal Article,

Perioperative anesthetic management of spine injuries
Capan LM; Miller SM; Sommer RM
1994 ;8(3):377-400, Problems in anesthesiology
— id: 45961, year: 1994, vol: 8, page: 377, stat: Journal Article,

Intraoperative anesthetic maintenance: pharmacology
Capan LM
Textbook of trauma anesthesia and critical care St. Louis : Mosby, 1993,
— id: 3392, year: 1993, vol: , page: 453, stat: Chapter,

Intravenous agents
Capan LM
Textbook of trauma anesthesia and critical care St. Louis : Mosby, 1993,
— id: 3391, year: 1993, vol: , page: 468, stat: Chapter,

Fat embolism
Capan LM; Miller SM; Patel KP
1993 ;11(1):25-54, Anesthesiology clinics of North America
— id: 45956, year: 1993, vol: 11, page: 25, stat: Journal Article,

Embolism II
Capan, Levon M.; Miller, Sanford M
Philadelphia : W. B. Saunders, 1993,
— id: 434, year: 1993, vol: , page: , stat: ,

Embolism I
Capan, Levon M.; Miller, Sanford M
Philadelphia : W.B. Saunders Co., c1992,
— id: 572, year: 1992, vol: , page: , stat: ,

A method of introducing aerosolized medications into the anesthesia circuit
Ruskin KJ; Capan L
1991 Nov;73(5):676-676, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 23478, year: 1991, vol: 73, page: 676, stat: Journal Article,

An aid in cases of difficult tracheal intubation
Sommer RM; Capan LM
1991 May;74(5):964-964, Anesthesiology
— id: 23469, year: 1991, vol: 74, page: 964, stat: Journal Article,

Airway management
Capan LM
Trauma : anesthesia and intensive care Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1990,
— id: 3403, year: 1990, vol: , page: 43, stat: Chapter,

General principles of anesthesia for major acute trauma
Capan LM; Gottlieb G; Rosenberg A
Trauma : anesthesia and intensive care Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1990,
— id: 3404, year: 1990, vol: , page: 259, stat: Chapter,

Anesthetic managment of ocular injuries
Capan LM; Mankikar D; Eisenberg WM
Trauma : anesthesia and intensive care Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1990,
— id: 3405, year: 1990, vol: , page: 357, stat: Chapter,

Management of facial injuries
Capan LM; Miller SM; Glickman R
Trauma : anesthesia and intensive care Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1990,
— id: 3406, year: 1990, vol: , page: 385, stat: Chapter,

Mangement of neck injuries
Capan LM; Miller SM; Turndorf H
Trauma : anesthesia and intensive care Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1990,
— id: 3407, year: 1990, vol: , page: 409, stat: Chapter,

Trauma overview
Capan LM; Miller SM; Turndorf H
Trauma : anesthesia and intensive care Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1990,
— id: 3408, year: 1990, vol: , page: 3, stat: Chapter,

Maximizing oxygenation during one-lung anesthesia
Capan LM; Turndorf H; Miller S
1990 ;2(4):282-304, Problems in anesthesiology
— id: 45964, year: 1990, vol: 2, page: 282, stat: Journal Article,

Trauma : anesthesia and intensive care
Capan, Levon M.; Miller, Sanford M.; Turndorf, Herman
Philadelphia : Lippincott, c1990,
— id: 238, year: 1990, vol: , page: , stat: ,

Flow rates and temperatures of resuscitation fluids by new infusion systems
Kavee E; Boolbol J; Capan LM
1990 ;73:A516-A516, Anesthesiology
— id: 47368, year: 1990, vol: 73, page: A516, stat: Journal Article,

Acute renal failure in the injured
McGoldrick MD; Capan LM
Trauma : anesthesia and intensive care Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1990,
— id: 3413, year: 1990, vol: , page: 755, stat: Chapter,

Management principles for microvascular surgery
Patel KP; Capan LM; Grant GJ; Miller SM
Trauma : anesthesia and intensive care Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1990,
— id: 3417, year: 1990, vol: , page: 547, stat: Chapter,

Musculoskeletal injuries
Patel KP; Capan LM; Grant GJ; Miller SM
Trauma : anesthesia and intensive care Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1990,
— id: 3418, year: 1990, vol: , page: 511, stat: Chapter,

Management of one-lung anesthesia in an anticoagulated patient
Herenstein R; Russo JR; Moonka N; Capan LM
1988 Nov;67(11):1120-1122, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 10899, year: 1988, vol: 67, page: 1120, stat: Journal Article,

Spinal anesthesia - measurement of hemodynamics with bioimpedance technique
Lubarsky D; Capan L; Turndorf H
1988 ;13:1S37-1S37, Regional anesthesia
— id: 47296, year: 1988, vol: 13, page: 1S37, stat: Journal Article,

Pro: Application of constant positive airway pressure to the nondependent lung is preferable to high-frequency ventilation for optimal oxygenation during pulmonary surgery
Capan, L M; Miller, S; Patel, K P
1987 Dec;1(6):584-588, Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia
— id: 70094, year: 1987, vol: 1, page: 584, stat: Journal Article,

MEASUREMENT OF EJECTION FRACTION BY BIOIMPEDANCE METHOD
Capan, LM; Bernstein, DP; Patel, KP; Sanger, J; Turndorf, H
1987 Apr;15(4):402-402, Critical care medicine
— id: 31247, year: 1987, vol: 15, page: 402, stat: Journal Article,

Another case of probable seizure after sufentanil
Rosman EJ; Capan LM; Turndorf H
1987 Sep;66(9):922-922, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 23470, year: 1987, vol: 66, page: 922, stat: Journal Article,

Prolongation of lidocaine spinal anesthesia with phenylephrine
Vaida GT; Moss P; Capan LM; Turndorf H
1986 Jul;65(7):781-785, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 23471, year: 1986, vol: 65, page: 781, stat: Journal Article,

Regional anesthesia in the emergency department
Capan LM; Patel K; Turndorf H
Clinical procedures in emergency medicine Philadelphia : Saunders, 1985,
— id: 3470, year: 1985, vol: , page: ?, stat: Chapter,

Arterial to end-tidal CO2 gradients during spontaneous breathing, intermittent positive-pressure ventilation and jet ventilation
Capan LM; Ramanathan S; Sinha K; Turndorf H
1985 Oct;13(10):810-813, Critical care medicine
— id: 23472, year: 1985, vol: 13, page: 810, stat: Journal Article,

Precurarization inhibits maximal ventilatory effort
Bruce DL; Downs JB; Kulkarni PS; Capan LM
1984 Nov;61(5):618-621, Anesthesiology
— id: 23473, year: 1984, vol: 61, page: 618, stat: Journal Article,

Antidepressants do not increase the lethality of ketamine in mice
Bruce DL; Capan L
1983 May;55(5):457-459, British journal of anaesthesia
— id: 23479, year: 1983, vol: 55, page: 457, stat: Journal Article,

Succinylcholine-induced postoperative sore throat
Capan LM; Bruce DL; Patel KP; Turndorf H
1983 Sep;59(3):202-206, Anesthesiology
— id: 23474, year: 1983, vol: 59, page: 202, stat: Journal Article,

Acute pulmonary embolism during therapeutic arterial embolization with silicone fluids
Capan LM; Lardizabal S; Sinha K; Ashok U; Berenstein A; Turndorf H
1983 Jun;58(6):569-571, Anesthesiology
— id: 23475, year: 1983, vol: 58, page: 569, stat: Journal Article,

Effect of cimetidine-metoclopromide combination of gastric fluid volume and acidity
Capan LM; Rosenberg AD; Carni A; Patel KP; Sheth R; Kitain E; Turndorf H
1983 ;59:A402-A402, Anesthesiology
— id: 47414, year: 1983, vol: 59, page: A402, stat: Journal Article,

Efficacy of gastroesophageal balloon in preventing passive reguritation in dogs
Rosenberg AD; Sommer RM; Capan LM; Arismendy J; Ramanathan S; Turndorf H
1983 ;59:A155-A155, Anesthesiology
— id: 47417, year: 1983, vol: 59, page: A155, stat: Journal Article,

Prolongation of lidocaine-induced subarachnoid block with phenylephrine
Vaida G; Moss P; Capan LM; Turndorf H
1983 ;59:A186-A186, Anesthesiology
— id: 47418, year: 1983, vol: 59, page: A186, stat: Journal Article,

Airway management
Capan LM; Turndorf H
Principles and practice of trauma care Baltimore : Williams & Wilkins, 1982,
— id: 3482, year: 1982, vol: , page: 2, stat: Chapter,

Arterial-end-tidal CO2 gradients with different ventilatory modes
Capan L; Ramanathan S; Sinha K; Poscablo T; Chalon J; Turndorf H
1981 ;55:A363-A363, Anesthesiology
— id: 47429, year: 1981, vol: 55, page: A363, stat: Journal Article,

ASSESSMENT OF NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKADE WITH SURFACE ELECTRODES
Capan, LM; Satyanarayana, T; Patel, KP; Turndorf, H; Ramanathan, S
1981 ;60(4):244-245, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 30255, year: 1981, vol: 60, page: 244, stat: Journal Article,

BRONCHOFIBERSCOPIC JET VENTILATION - REPLY
SATYANARAYANA, TV; CAPAN, LM; RAMANATHAN, S
1981 ;60(1):68-68, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 40273, year: 1981, vol: 60, page: 68, stat: Journal Article,

A possible hazard with use of the Ohio Ethrane vaporizer
Capan L; Ramanathan S; Chalon J; O'Mera JB; Turndorf H
1980 Jan;59(1):65-68, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 23481, year: 1980, vol: 59, page: 65, stat: Journal Article,

Optimization of arterial oxygenation during one-lung anesthesia
Capan LM; Turndorf H; Patel C; Ramanathan S; Acinapura A; Chalon J
1980 Nov;59(11):847-851, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 23476, year: 1980, vol: 59, page: 847, stat: Journal Article,

Cardiac output estimation by the CO2 rebreathing method in dogs anesthetized on the bain anesthesia circuit
Ramanathan S; Capan L; Chalon J; Pearlstein S; Turndorf H
1980 ;59:555-555, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 47255, year: 1980, vol: 59, page: 555, stat: Journal Article,

Bronchofiberscopic jet ventilation
Satyanarayana T; Capan L; Ramanathan S; Chalon J; Turndorf H
1980 May;59(5):350-354, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 23480, year: 1980, vol: 59, page: 350, stat: Journal Article,

A new double-lumen tube adapter
Tanguturi S; Capan LM; Patel K; Turndorf H
1980 Jul;59(7):507-508, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 23477, year: 1980, vol: 59, page: 507, stat: Journal Article,

Humidity and the anesthetized patient
Chalon J; Patel C; Ali M; Ramanathan S; Capan L; Tang CK; Turndorf H
1979 Mar;50(3):195-198, Anesthesiology
— id: 23482, year: 1979, vol: 50, page: 195, stat: Journal Article,

BREATHING CHARACTERISTICS OF BAIN ANESTHESIA CIRCUIT
Chalon, J; Ramanathan, S; Capan, L
1978 ;57(3):378-379, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 29682, year: 1978, vol: 57, page: 378, stat: Journal Article,

Minienvironmental control under the drapes during operations on the eyes of conscious patients
Ramanathan S; Capan L; Chalon J; Rand PB; Klein GS; Turndorf H
1978 Apr;48(4):286-288, Anesthesiology
— id: 23483, year: 1978, vol: 48, page: 286, stat: Journal Article,

Rebreathing characteristics of the Bain anesthesia circuit
Ramanathan S; Chalon J; Capan L; Patel C; Turndorf H
1977 Nov-Dec;56(6):822-825, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 23484, year: 1977, vol: 56, page: 822, stat: Journal Article,

Prevention of misconnection of the air-shields ventimeter-ventilator
Turndorf H; Capan L; Kessel JW
1974 ;53:342-343, Anesthesia & analgesia
— id: 45950, year: 1974, vol: 53, page: 342, stat: Journal Article,