Dr. Kari Colen, MD

Breast Reconstruction SurgeryFemaleAge 47

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Dr. Kari Colen, MD is a Breast Reconstruction Surgery Specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from New York University in 2002. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Good Samaritan Hospital and Hackensack University Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Kari Colen, MD

Dr. Kari Colen, MD, FACS

20 Prospect Ave Ste 903 Hackensack, NJ 07601
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(551) 228-2208

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Experience
Background

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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
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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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Dr. Colen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Medicare
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QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

Dr. Colen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Colen

4.8

Based on 164 ratings

5 Stars
93.90243902439025%
(154)
4 Stars
1.829268292682927%
(3)
3 Stars
1.2195121951219512%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
3.048780487804878%
(5)
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Dr. Colen and the office staff were amazing! This was a very trying time for me being diagnosed with breast cancer and Dr. Colen was so helpful, understanding and kind. I’d definitely recommend her!
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
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AW – Oct 05, 2022
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Love her work and her honesty. She is conservative so that I always look natural . She has great bedside manner and makes me feel safe in hercare
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
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J L – Sep 21, 2022
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Dr Colen is an amazing Dr. I have been coming to her for years for Toxins & Lip filler and the results have made me look more youthful & I couldn’t be more pleased with the results & Dr Colen.
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
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SG – Sep 21, 2022
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Absolutely love her. Love the people who work there. Makes you feel like you are among friends and family. Would 100% recommend to everyone who is looking for a great plastic surgeon. Staff deserve raises!!!!!!
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
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KG – Sep 21, 2022
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If we could give her more stars would. She is confident in her abilities and has a calming manner. She put me at eases and helped me understand exactly how the procedure would go. I am very satisfied with the results and would recommend her to anyone needing her services.
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
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HS – Sep 07, 2022
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Dr. Colendoes great work. Painless and handles with care. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. She is professional and a master at her craft.
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
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L I – Sep 07, 2022
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Dr Colen does an amazing job with injectables, looks very natural. KCC
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 06, 2022
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I had a wonderful experience The Plastic Surgery Center with Dr. Colen. Dr. Colen is brilliant! She spends time explaining the procedures and makes you feel like you are in the best hands. The ladies in the office are friendly and extremely helpful! Her nurse Michele was so kind and made me feel so comfortable at all my visits. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
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
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MA – Aug 25, 2022
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Dr. Colen did an amazing job with my breast augmentation. Well worth the price, the follow-up instructions were clear and the care was wonderful.
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
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DW – Aug 16, 2022
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I used Dr. Colen for a breast augmentation and could not be happier and more pleased with the results. I love my breasts, which I could never say before. She is the nicest person, made me feel so comfortable during the entire process.
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
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Aug 16, 2022
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Mohs closure
Dr. Colen closed my large wound from my mohs sugery on my nose with a flap. She cosmetically closed it with no deformity to my nose. The suture line itself is clean and quickly fading. It looks great, and I am thankful I still look the same as before the surgery.
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Jennifer Kaminski – Aug 08, 2022
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Excellent patient-oriented surgeon
I had an excellent experience with Dr Colen and her office support staff. Minimal waiting times, very clean waiting room and exam rooms. Dr Colen was professional, easy to talk to, gave clear explanations and answered all my questions. My surgery prep instructions were clear & comprehensive. Excellent post-op follow up. I highly recommend her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Janice D – Jul 29, 2022
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Dr. Colen runs a professional operation and she did a good job for me. I would definitely recommend her to others.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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WB – Jul 26, 2022
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Dr. Colen is very pleasant and easy to talk to. She always attentive and is very professional. Her explanation of each step in the reconstruction process was very clear and precise. I would highly recommend her!
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
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ADA – Jul 26, 2022
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Very capable doctor, giving me a inconspicuous scar and she has a very reassuring manner. She made a difficult experience as smooth and trauma free as possible.
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
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MM – Jul 12, 2022
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Second time around, first as a rescue and now, over ten years later, for a touch up. Dr. Colen is a master at her trade. Love that she sees what I could not even think of. Always personable as well as her staff. Cannot recommend enough.
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
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MM – Jul 12, 2022
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Dr. Colen was wonderful the first time I met her. I am so happy to have found someone to do my implant removal who was so skilled and caring. I would highly recommend her.
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
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Daly O – Jun 22, 2022
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Dr Colen is an excellent surgeon. I felt comfortable the first time I met her. I am so happy to have found someone to do my implant removal who was so skilled and caring. I would highly recommend her.
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
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Daly O – Jun 22, 2022
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Dr. Colen has treated me twice after having breast cancer. She is very caring and compassionate. She made the hard times of dealing with cancer a little easier. I could not have asked for a better doctor to be there for me. He staff is wonderful as well.
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
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Dk – Jun 15, 2022
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What can I say about Dr Colen…….one of the best surgeons that I have ever come across, very efficient, professional and charasmatic.
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
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EBS – Jun 15, 2022
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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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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 903, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Dr. Kari Colen, MD, FACS20 Prospect Ave Ste 903 Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Good Samaritan Hospital

Suffern, NY

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)