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About Dr. Helen Colen
Dr. Helen Colen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. She has 41 years of experience. Her specialties include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Plastic Surgery. Dr. Colen is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center and Nyu Hospitals Center. She speaks English.
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Dr. Helen Colen has the following 2 specialties
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.
- Plastic Surgery
A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.<br>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.
Dr. Helen Colen has the following 6 expertise
- Breast Diseases
- Breast Implants (Breast Implantation)
- Laser Surgery
- Liposuction (Lipectomy)
- Oophoritis (Ovary inflammation)
Dr. Helen Colen is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Helen Colen - Posted on February 12th, 2014
Dr. Colen is truly amazing! I came in for a labiaplasty consult, not really thinking that I could actually go through with it, and she made me feel completely at ease. I was comfortable and happy with our appointment and knew that Dr. Colen really cared about me and my general well-being. We spent a little over an hour just talking about what to expect from the actual surgery and the recovery process. She made me feel excited about the surgery and wiped away my stress and fear. The actual surgery was not scary at all. Dr. Colen was professional and very caring throughout. The first few days after, there was a little bit of pain, but nothing that a little over the counter med couldn't fix. I didn't even need to take my prescription medications for the pain! After those first couple of days, everything slowly gets better. Within a few weeks, I was able to get back to my running without a care in the world. The healing process was quite quick and I am incredibly happy with the results!
Dr. Colen is amazing!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Helen Colen - Posted on February 27th, 2013
A month and a half ago I went to Dr. Helen Colen for a labiaplasty consultation. We spent over an hour discussing every small detail that is involved with the procedure. I was very pleased that she spent as much time as I needed to asked all my questions honestly and didnât sugar coat anything like previous plastic surgeons Iâve visited prior to her. She made me feel very comfortable discussing the topic (which can be a bit taboo for some) and the discomfort that Iâve felt for a long time. She was very understanding, patient and supportive explaining that this procedure has become second nature to her since sheâs been doing this for many years. Two weeks later I came back for the procedure. I was a bit nervous because the thought of being under local kind of gave me the jitters. But once Dr. Colen delivered the local anesthetic I realized how silly I was to be afraid. I felt a pinch and the rest of the process was walk in the park. During the procedure Dr. Colen and Tara (Dr. Colens surgical assistant) were both very entertaining, I couldnât believe how fast time flew by. For me it took about an hour but as I was told during the consult that it may vary from person to person. After I was cleaned up, Tara walked me through how to tend to the area and what I may expect in the upcoming 48 hours. Tara was absolutely amazing, such a pleasure to talk to. She makes herself available to her patients at anytime for any questions you may have before or after your surgery. Today, a month after my labiaplasty I cannot be more pleased. I experienced minimal discomfort during my post op. I saw beautiful result within the first two weeks after the swelling started to go down. There was a bit of discomfort sitting down for the first week and you wobble like a penguin. The pain was very minimal, I just took an extra strength Tylenol the first day, after I felt no pain. As of now, the majority of the swelling is gone and the results are outstanding. There is no scaring; you can barely tell I had any work done. I was told that in two months the results will be even better but in six months the results are going to be perfection. From what I see right now I canât be more excited! Dr. Colen is magnificent at her job. I canât really put into words how amazing she and her whole staff are. They really are the dream team of plastic surgeons artists. I highly recommend her if you are planning to have any work done.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Helen Colen - Posted on January 18th, 2012
She is an incredible artist
Self-verified patient of Dr. Helen Colen - Posted on July 2nd, 2011
I have seen Dr. Colen for both breast enhancement and facial reconstruction and she is an amazing artist. No one can tell I have had plastic surgery. Everyone just thinks I am eating right or just came from a fabulous vacation or retreat. The scars are so difficult to find that even the best dermatologists have difficulty finding them. Dr. Colen is worth any amount of money. She is the best.
Patients' Choice Award (2013)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Dr. Colen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center
Nyu Hospitals Center
New York Eye And Ear Infirmary
Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital
Manhattan E E & T Hospital, New York, Ny
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/St. Luke's Hospital Division
Beth Israel Medical Center - Kings Highway Division
Lenox Hill Hospital (Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hosp)
Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
Ny Hospital Medical Ctr Of Queens,The
41 Years Experience
New York University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1972
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
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742 Park Ave New York, NY : (212) 772-1300
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