Dr. Kari Colen, MD

Breast Reconstruction SurgeryFemaleAge 46

Dr. Colen
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Helen Colen MD PLLC

20 Prospect Ave Ste 912 Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Dr. Kari Colen, MD is a Breast Reconstruction Surgery Specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from New York University medical school in 2002. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Good Samaritan Hospital and Hackensack University Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Colen to book an appointment.

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My visit was amazing. Doctor Colen is a great doctor. She told me everything about my procedure. Also, her staff is great. Made me feel comfortable from the verystart
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Marie Guevara – Sep 15, 2021
Fantastic atmosphere great hospitality made me feel really comfortable and calm
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Sep 14, 2021
Dr.Colen literally made my dreams come true. My whole life I struggled with large breast and I found Dr.Colen who changed that for me. She honored my request and gave me the truth from the beginning . I’m so happy with my results and I would 110% recommend to anyone who is in need.
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Tiffany Janelle – Sep 14, 2021
Dr. Kari Colen and her amazing staff did an unbelievable job with me. They gave me a whole new body that I truly love! With this new body comes a new beautiful life. Thank you Dr. Colen!!
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Jamie Zozzaro Bagley – Sep 10, 2021
Just want to thank Dr.Colen for all her hard work. I am extremely happy and thankful to have went with her. Her team was great and friendly specially Nurse Michele, always answering all my question and helping me with my Spanish! I Want to bless them and hope they can keep blessing more patients like they have with me!
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Aug 31, 2021
Dr. Kolen was great. It was a journey that gave me a lot of guidance and advice. More power and success to the team!
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Sheila are Cuetara – Aug 30, 2021
Absolutely fantastic! I didn’t know what to expect, but everything went smoothly and better than I ever could have imagined. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Colen. She is amazing!
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Mollie – Aug 16, 2021
Fantastic! Dr. Colen and her team were wonderful. From my first visit I knew Dr. Colen was the one I wanted to do my surgery. The staff here helped make this experience understandable and easy to navigate. The surgical coordinators, Ally and Deb are amazing and supported my journey. All of my questions were answered…multiple times. I love how I look. Dr.Colen listened to what I wanted and guided me with her expertise. Thank you. I have already recommended Dr. Colen to several people.
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Susan B – Aug 03, 2021
Dr.Colen is nothing short of amazing! I came to see her due to breast cancer and my double mastectomy. She walked me through a horrible journey with care and compassion. Her reconstruction work is nothing short of a miracle and I cannot express my eternal gratitude for having met her and having her on my team! She is an artist is so many ways. I also want to add her staff is equally amazing especially Michele who comforted me too many times to count. I would recommend Dr. Colen to everyone who would like the best possible care and results! Forever in my heart XO
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Kimberly Massimo – Jul 27, 2021
Absolutely satisfied with my experience.
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Danielle – Jul 14, 2021
Dr. Colen is the consummate professional attentive, brilliant, and caring. I am thrilled with the results and was incredibly impressed with the expertise and professionalism of her whole staff. I highly recommend Dr. Colen she is an outstanding surgeon and my results are outstanding!
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D.F. – Jul 06, 2021
Comes from a wonderful family that promotes her by keeping their website up long after they closed their practice. I did find her not very professional. No longer has the wonderful supervision she had so the patient has no doctor to communicate with directly. Was told the first appointment is complimentary. Surprised to not only receive a letter complaining she spent time with me but after learning I'd be going in a different direction, was also billed. The aesthetic aspect of the surgery which is what I saw her for wasn't discussed in my appointment since she had a cancer reconstruction case to attend to, nor was there recognition that it needs to be. Seeing a doctor in private practice for cosmetic surgery is ideal if affordable. The director at the center who had to leave was an absolute dream.
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Jul 03, 2021
I had an awesome experience with Dr Colen and her staff. Surgery went well, My breast augmentation looks so natural. I can’t Thank You enough for making me feel and look absolutely AMAZING!!!!
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LQuattrochi – Jun 25, 2021
Wonderful results, very thorough and helps you through the whole process! Also was a life saver when my insurance company was being difficult about coverage, am so grateful about that
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Chelsea – Jun 23, 2021
I came to Dr Colen after after having a double mastectomy back in 2011 by another physician. I AM SO GLAD I CAME TO HER. I only wish I had come in 2011. What I though couldn’t be fixed well I was wrong. I had my implants removed and had a DIEP and I am absolutely in love with the results. I would recommend Dr Colen 1000 times.
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Traci D – Jun 08, 2021
I would highly recommend Dr.Colen to anybody. She was terrific, right to the point, very efficient, very caring in her own way. I would choose her over anyone else any day! I am very satisfied with the results. I felt no pain after the operation. She was there before, during and after surgery which was very important to me. She communicated with my family to make everyone at ease. I am so happy she explained everything so well, and took away all worry. I was scared but every time I spoke to her I felt so reassured.
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Judith Stephans – May 11, 2021
From start to finish, Dr. Colen and her team has been so wonderful and caring. It made going through something so traumatic a little more bearable . I feel great and I’m super happy with the results. Thank you so much Dr. Colen!!!!
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Jin Jin – May 04, 2021
Excellent work! I had a Long breast cancer haul...and Dr. Colen was there 100% with my breast reconstruction.
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Ruthann – Apr 09, 2021
Dr.Colen is wonderful, she brought my confidence back. She performed magic on me !!! Since day 1 I knew i can trust her . I am so lucky that I got her as my doctor
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Amisha shah – Apr 07, 2021
The level of attention in Dr. Colen's office is incredible--from the facilities to the super professional staff. Dr. Colen is fantastic, knowledgeable, very understanding, and thorough in her assessment of the circumstances and possibilities. She immediately inspires confidence. I highly recommend the Plastic Therapy Center!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Robin HARVISON – Mar 19, 2021

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Kari Colen's practice philosophy is that each patient should be given individual care. This starts with detailed initial consultation where Dr....Read more

Biography

Dr. Kari Colen is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and she undertakes a wide range of surgical procedures on patients across the age...Read more

Specialties

  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
New York University
Residency Hospital
2003
New York University
Internship Hospital
2002
New York University
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. Kari Colen, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Colen has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Kari Colen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Colen frequently treats Breast Reconstruction, Nipple Reconstruction, and Wound Repair. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Colen treats.

Where is Dr. Kari Colen, MD's office located?

Dr. Colen's office is located at 20 Prospect Ave Ste 912, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Colen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Breast Reconstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colen performs Breast Reconstruction more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Colen performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

Nipple Reconstruction
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colen performs Nipple Reconstruction more than 79% of her peers

Dr. Colen performs this procedure more than 79% of her peers

Wound Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colen performs Wound Repair more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Colen performs this procedure more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Colen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Labiaplasty
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkles

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(551) 996-5588

Dr. Colen accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Helen Colen MD PLLC

Helen Colen MD PLLC20 Prospect Ave Ste 912 Hackensack, NJ 07601
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