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About Dr. Colleen M Mccarthy

Dr. Colleen M Mccarthy, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. She has 19 years of experience. Her specialties include Surgery and Plastic Surgery. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

20 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Colleen M Mccarthy is Great. Dr. Colleen M Mccarthy has been rated by 20 patients. From those 20 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Colleen M Mccarthy is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
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Specialties

Dr. Colleen M Mccarthy has the following 2 specialties

  • Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

    A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
    Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
    The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Skin Cancer
  • Dermabrasion
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Hair Restoration

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Extremely competent and comforting

Cancer (excision) surgery can be both dramatic, traumatic and emotionally overwhelming. It is often disfiguring. Plastic reconstructive surgery reverses or corrects the disfigurement caused by the initial cancer surgery. Dr. McCarthy, a plastic surgeon, made a very positive initial impression for several reasons. 1. While other surgeons "danced around" and "trivialized" the reconstructive aspect of my surgery, Dr. McCarthy proposed both general anesthesia and initially, a less-aggressive approach. One surgeon lightly described the "forehead flap" procedure and suggested that only local anesthesia was all that I needed. As it turns out, the other surgeons do these procedures in their private office, not in a true operating room. 2. Dr. McCarthy suggested that general anesthesia is better in a true operating room, and she explained why. She told me the surgery IS dramatic, and that I would have less emotional trauma. Finally, doing the procedure in a true O.R. (operating room) would offer safety factors not necessarily found in a surgeons private treatment room. 3. Dr. McCarthy also stated that while the INITIAL phase of my surgery IS dramatic, the process involves time and patience. She assured me that I'll have little discomfort, that the only discomfort I'll experience should not exceed five or six hours immediately following the reconstructive surgery, and for a few days there'll be some annoying seepage from the area, but within three to four days, that seepage will diminish. She spelled out the steps without skirting around the issues, but she wasn't so blunt as one other surgeon who discussed rather brusquely and bluntly some of the less pleasant aspects. As the days passed in the first two weeks, everything she said would happen, did happen! She didn't falsely minimize the outcome and what actually would happen. Another doctor proposed a possible lymph node biopsy, casually stating, (and only after being asked), that some permanent, not-correctable facial disfigurement might result. "Yes, you might have permanent facial edema (swelling) but I wouldn't worry about it." Dr. McCarthy stated that the pathology report made such lymph node biopsy unnecessary. This was later confirmed by other dermatologists. 4. Dr. McCarthy was patient with me in describing the procedure. She fielded all of my questions, and I never felt rushed by her. She didn't pressure me to be brief, she was very relaxed in her style. I never felt that her pressing schedule took precedent over my need to ask certain questions. Her answers were delivered slowly, patiently, allowing me time to absorb the information. Another surgeon was too brusque and spent little time. Some others delivered overwhelming amount of information, in a semi-detached way, while Dr. McCarthy had demonstrated far more empathy. 5. I have months to go for healing and "settling in"...still some swollen tissue, but Dr. McCarthy assured me it will all work out. Other physicians who saw her surgery commented that I had excellent results. I'm very confident that in the long run, my reconstructive surgery will be all but invisible as I return to normalcy! I recommend her highly.

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Buyer beware

Incompetent nursing staff. Cold, uncaring ambience. Several complications in my breast reconstruction that were not explained clearly. If you are looking for warmth, buyer beware

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Five Stars

Was shocked to read the review below from Oct. 2014. Dr. McCarthy and her entire staff were absolutely lovely, spent as much time as I needed and truly cared about me as an individual-not just a patient. I believe she is a shy person by nature. Once she gets to know you, she's very compassionate and caring. I would recommend her unconditionally! I never was concerned with her promptness. When dealing with cancer and reconstruction, it is very difficult for people and Dr. McCarthy will give you all the time you need. So wonderful if you are that patient-that's why I always understood if I needed to wait for her. After visits are just for a look to make sure everything is healing properly. If you have questions, bring a list, she is happy to give you all the time needed!

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Highly skilled, Compassionate and Trustworthy

I was referred to Dr. McCarthy by my breast surgeon after being diagnosed with Stage 2b, IDC in 2012. Dr. McCarthy was honest and thorough from day one. She performed reconstruction with expanders and later implants. The process was not easy but the results are amazing. I have a very young child which made recovery a little more challenging, but Dr. McCarthy showed great understanding. I have great admiration for this VERY talented plastic surgeon.

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Five Stars

I would recommend her to patients suffering from breast cancer and who choose to have reconstructive surgery, Her staff were extremely polite, kind, considerate and attentive.

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  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1999

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Colleen M Mccarthy accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Health Garden State
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • QualCare
    • QualCare HMO
    • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY
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