Dr. Matthew Colman, MD

Dr. Matthew Colman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 39
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Dr. Matthew Colman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

330 Brookline Ave

Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information

(617) 667-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 97% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Colman "My specialty involves degenerative spine conditions, spine trauma, spine deformity, but also spine oncology. The most common reason that people come into a spine surgeon is for arthritis or degenerative spine conditions in their back or neck. Surgery, in my eyes, is a last resort. I really feel strongly that conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, or even injections should be pursued to their fullest extent before we endeavor upon surgery. There's a lot of different types of spine tumors. Some of them are cancerous tumors that need a multimodal approach involving possibly chemotherapy, possibly radiation therapy, and maybe even surgery. But I think many patients are surprised when I tell them that their tumor may, in fact, not be cancerous and may be a benign tumor that can be observed or treated in a more minimally invasive way."
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Colman does not have any board certifications listed.

92  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sarcoma
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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49  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tumor Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Colman has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Colman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Colman's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Colman to family and friends
11 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Colman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Colman is knowledgeable, empathetic, and involved. He’s truly an excellent doctor in his field. I had an emergency situation and he didn’t think twice about going above and beyond to make sure I was receiving the care I needed. Post surgery, he was up-front about the work I would need to put in...more
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Great experience with Dr Colman, he spent time with me, actively listened and was responsive to my concerns, making me feel comfortable and in good hands.
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Very happy to have Dr. Colman and his team as my spine doctor! I was expecting to have surgery on my neck, but after Dr. Colman review all of my symptoms, MRI'S he said medical care can be complicated, and I do not need surgery! I have neck pain but the pain is not coming from my neck, coming from...more
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Looks you in the eye when he speaks to you and explains treatment options. I was very satisfied with the consultations and he freely answered all questions.
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Excellent explanations, empathetic, compassionate. Dr. Colman helped get me through a successful surgery seamlessly.
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