Lawrence B. Colen MD, FACS

Norfolk, VA, US
Lawrence B. Colen MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Our Plastic Surgery practice reflects a sincere respect for the people we treat. We approach each patient individually. A thorough preoperative consultation with frank discussion of what can and cannot be accomplished sets the stage for achieving our ultimate goal – complete patient satisfaction. We emphasize sound surgical principals that are based upon time-proven techniques. Our office is fully staffed and accredited and reflects a caring environment where the individual needs of our patients are our top priority.

Practice Specialization

Our practice provides a full spectrum of surgical options to address aesthetic and reconstructive concerns of the face, breast and body. Our practice also provides non-surgical treatment options including Thermage™, Botox®, a wide variety of dermal fillers, chemical peels, permanent makeup and an array of the finest skin care treatments and product lines.

Procedures Performed:
Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Brachioplasty, Ear Reshaping, Facelift, Eyelid Lift, Forehead Lift, Lip Enhancement, Liposuction, Nose Reshaping, Torsoplasty (body lift), Tummy Tucks, Botox, Injectable Fillers

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery, #30097 - 1984
American Board of Plastic Surgery, #3128 - 1985
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Certificate of added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand #47 - 1990

Professional Background

EDUCATION
Colgate University, Hamilton N.Y.
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
1972

Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover N.H.
Doctor of Medicine
1975

INTERNSHIP
University of California @ San Francisco
General Surgery
1975-1976

RESIDENCY
University of California @ San Francisco
General Surgery
1976-1978

University of California @ San Francisco
General Surgery
1979-1981

University of California @ San Francisco
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
1981-1983

FELLOWSHIPS
NIH Research Fellow
State University of New York @ Stoneybrook
Stoneybrook, New York
1971

Microsurgery/Hand Fellow
Ralph K. Davies Medical Center
Harry J. Buncke M.D.
1978-1979

Teaching Appointments

Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive)
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia
1990-Present

Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive)
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, New Hampshire
1989-1990

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive)
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, New Hampshire
1983-1989

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Colen has authored or co-authored twenty eight book chapters relating to plastic and reconstructive surgery and has published numerous journal articles and abstracts. Dr. Colen is on journal editorial boards and is a peer reviewer for multiple prestigious publications and has made nearly two hundred presentations, both nationally and internationally, regarding plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Awards & Honors

Named in The Best Doctors in America — consecutively since 1994
First Annual Godina Memorial Award
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
1993

Phi Beta Kappa
Colgate University
1972

Magna cum laude with High Honors in Chemistry
Colgate University
1972

Lawrence Chemical Prize
Colgate University
1972

Phi Society
Colgate University
1971

Named in The Best Doctors in America – Southeast Region
Plastic Surgery
1996-1997

Named as a Top Doctor by Hampton Roads Magazine
2005 & 2007-2013

Voted to the list of America's Top Doctors through Castle Connolly 2013

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Sentara Hospitals, Norfolk - Active
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk - Courtesy
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk - Courtesy

Society Memberships

Naffziger Surgical Society - 1981
American Medical Association - 1984
New Hampshire Medical Society - 1984
Grafton County Medical Society - 1984
Harry J. Buncke Society - 1985
American Society of Plastic Surgery - 1986
Plastic Surgery Research Council - 1986
New England Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - 1986
Fellow, American College of Surgeons - 1987
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 1987
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons - 1988
American Society for Surgery of the Hand - 1989
The Wound Healing Society - 1990
American Association of Plastic Surgeons - 1991
Association of Academic Chairmen in Plastic Surgery - 1991
International Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 1991
American Society for Peripheral Nerve - 1991
American Association for Surgery of the Hand - 1997
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - 1999
World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 2002

Offices Held

National:
1. Member, Executive Council, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 1999-2004,2005-present
2.Treasurer elect – American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 2001-2002
3.Treasurer – American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 2002-2004
4. Chairman, Program Committee, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 2001-2002
5. Member, Program Committee, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 2004
6. Examiner, American Board of Plastic Surgery - 2003-present
7. Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Genitourinary Reconstruction, ASRM - 2004-present
8. Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Complex Reconstruction, ASRM - 2004-present
9. Vice President – American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 2005-2006
10. Member, Membership Committee, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 2005-2006
11. President-Elect – American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 2006-2007
12. President – American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery - 2007-present

Regional/Local:
1. Membership Chairman, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons - 1989-1990
2. Judge, Greater New York City Plastic Surgery Resident Competition - 1991
3. Secretary, Department of Plastic Surgery Sentara Hospitals, Norfolk, Virginia - 1992-1993
4.Breast Center Design Team, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital - 1992-1994
5. Credentials Committee, Sentara Hospitals - Norfolk - 1995-1998
6. Member, Quality Committee, Sentara Hospitals - Norfolk - 1995-1999, 2001-present
7. Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery, Sentara Hospitals, Norfolk - 1999-2002
8. Member, Medical Executive Committee, Sentara Hospitals, Norfolk - 2000-2001, 2005-present
9. Peer review committee member – Sentara Hospitals, Norfolk - 2004-2005
10. Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk - 2004-2006
11. Member, Medical Executive Committee, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk - 2004-2006
12. Chairman, Quality Committee, Sentara Hospitals, Norfolk - 2005-present

13. President of the Medical Staff for Sentara Hospitals Norfolk for the year 2013
*Throughout his career, Dr. Colen has served on numerous additional committees for various professional organizations and local hospitals.

Your Consultation

A thorough preoperative consultation with frank discussion of what can and cannot be accomplished sets the stage for achieving our ultimate goal – complete patient satisfaction. Dr. Colen will allow time to discuss the surgical approach that best suits the patients individual concerns. Based on the surgery plan(s) developed between Dr. Colen and the patient, our Patient Coordinator will discuss surgery pricing, scheduling and payment policies as well as surgical schedule availability.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

AAAAFS certified operating suite and recovery room

Skin Care Products

ZO Medical, ZO Skin Health, NIA24, Vivite and several others.

Payment Options

Cash, Check, Major Credit Cards, Care Credit

Lawrence B. Colen MD, FACS

6261 E Virginia Beach Blvd,
Suite 100, Norfolk, VA, 23502,
US

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