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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Frank Colabella is a residency trained podiatrist with a Masters in Podiatric Medicine Education. Dr. Colabella treats patients in in well staffed offices and surgical centers in New York City and Fair Lawn, NJ .
Dr. Colabella takes pride in his approach to treating patients on a personal level. He takes ample time with each patient to address any and all questions, as well as all treatment options. Dr. Colabella is a highly trained and gifted podiatric surgeon, his skills are recommended by patients and colleagues alike.
In his free time Dr. Colabella enjoys bicycle riding and carpentry, especially in furniture making.
Verified Patient Reviews
I had bunion surgery on my left foot about a 12 years ago, and it was awful. The pain was excruciating and it took forever to heal. I desperately needed the other foot done, but was afraid to based on my last experience. When it came to the point where I could not walk without terrible pain, I consulted with Dr. Collabella. He was down to earth, explained everything thoroughly, and reassured me that things would go more smoothly this time around. He really came through on that promise! He did a great job, and prepared me well to manage the post op pain. The ice compression he ordered to help with the inflammation and pain was a real help. I only needed opioids for three days and was back in the office within 5 days (though with a boot). During the follow up, Dr. Collabella was available to talk to anytime, and very flexible with appointments. I am very happy with how rapidly I have healed and very relieved to have had it done!
Great visit! Friendly and helpful.
Best podiatrist ever.
Amazing doctor!!! Made me feel very comfortable. Answered all my questions. The best part was I didn't feel a thing!
Texted me to move my appointment at 11pm the night before. Did not update me on when he would be able to see me. He was not in the office that I scheduled my appointment in. This was difficult because I had to take time off work to go to this appointment.
Dr Colabella was wonderful during the whole process of my bunion surgery. He is kind and cares about his patients. My big toe is now perfectly straight! I will definitely be going back to him for the bunion on my other foot.
Office is very disorganized- Had to keep asking my name, who I was, what I was there for, even though I was the only person there. Guy who told me he "didn't usually work there" did my intake, including personal questions, and seemed confused as to where to put my info/etc. Dr. Colabella was okay, albeit a bit rushed, and impersonal, but I felt he knew what he was doing.
Friendly all round, professional and explained issues in depth,
Very comfortable and informative. Felt very secure with his decisions and diagonsis.
Visit went very well. Would definitely return to him.
Been having bad luck with doctors lately, Dr Colabella was amazing.
Very quick but takes time to answer questions and explain things, readily available when you need him
Dr. Colabella seemed knowledgeble and he was friendly, but I felt he was a bit pushy with products and getting orthotics created for my feet. I went ahead with it but I haven't noticed that big of a difference in how my feet feel in sneakers / general arch support.
Dr. Colabella was very friendly and direct, quickly diagnosing the problem with my foot and recommending a course of treatment. He even referred me to another doctor that would take my insurance so that I could get the right procedure done at minimal cost. I showed up to the office a bit late, so I'm not sure what the normal waiting time would be (likely on the short side).
It was good! He explained everything.
Disorganized office. Unclear communication. I left completely anxious
Very nice and professional. Would recommend Dr. Frank Colabella to a friend or family.
It was great. He removed an ingrown toenail for me and now I'm out of pain. Thank you Dr. Frank!!
He is really enthusiastic and professional. He explains everything.
Thank you so much Dr. Colabella for making our son and us feel at ease!!!!!
Doctor Frank Colabella is pretty fantastic. I cannot say enough good things about him. He just performed surgery on my right foot on Tuesday and it's Friday and I feel great. He did a beautiful job. He is an artist. Thank you Dr. Colabella!! BRAVA!
Great visit will continue my services withhim.
Couldn't tell if doctor was trying to help, or trying to sell services, but he pushed a treatment on a condition which I hadn't come in for. It wasn't a bad idea, and I may do it upon my return, but I felt I was getting the hard sell. Also, the technician who actually performed my procedure alone in the exam room had to be briefed on the equipment and caused a lot of pain.
Wait time was long, but once I saw the dr it was great. Super friendly and very thorough in explaining what was wrong with my toe. Would definitely recommend and return for any further issues.
Very Professional and welcoming!! The office was very clean and state of the art!! I would highly recommend Dr. Colabella for any foot problems.
Horribly unprofessional, save yourself the trouble and book another podiatrist.
One of the best specialist I have seen, and I am accident prone and very active so I have seen many. He takes his time, explains what you need to know, and he goes above and beyond for his patients. He is fantastic.
Friendly, through and professional.
Nice person. Good Dr. Answered my questions and made appropriate recommendations.
Saw me after hours. Great bedside manner - even told me just to stop by if I needed to get re-bandaged. A+
Had an appointment with Dr. Colabella today and it was very pleasing. The appointment was for something minor, but he fixed the issue and bought up the reason why the problem occurred. He explained the issue it thoroughly and what we have to do in the future to fix the problem. Excited for the future appointments with him. I would recommend his services to anybody who is looking for a foot doctor and will recommend him to all my friends and family.
It is refreshing to find an old fashioned bedside manor in a young but energetic doctor with such expertise. After a Terrible former experience, I was hesitant to have any touch my feet again but Dr. Colabella is the Michaelangelo of foot surgery. Not only was everyone courteous and friendly, they took care of everything for me and the surgery was so much better than expected. And when was the last time your surgeon personally called your befor and after surgery to check on you? Surgery is not a picnic but if you need it this is the Dr. To get the job done right and take care of you from the first time he meets you. Thanks Doc!
I had a foot/heel injury and went wanted to see someone highly rated as soon as possible as I wasn't able to walk well. I made an appointment with Dr. Colabella as he was the best option for Monday. His secretary called me moments after to tell me he could not meet actually meet until the following day. When I got to the office he was not in yet. I waited patiently for him to arrive and settle in. After looking at my xray he suggested some therapy which we did. He then wrapped my foot in a sort of cast and told me to get an MRI asap. This is where things started going bad. I could not get an MRI appt until Friday so hobbled around in this cast item for 4 days. Dr. Colabella told me to call if I needed to change the dressing and that he would be in touch right after my MRI with the results. I called Dr. Colabella every day after my appointment several times a day because my dressing got wet and needed to be changed. I NEVER heard from him. I left several messages with the secretary and nothing. I removed the dressing and did the only thing I knew to do, wrapped an ace bandage around my foot. I got my MRI and NEVER got a phone call with my results. I finally got ahold of another Dr. in his office who read me the results ONE WEEK after my MRI, most people hear results in 24 hours. I had a partial fracture in my heel and tendon tear. I still have NOT heard from Dr. Colabella.
Very quick diagnosis, and very clear timeline/steps to recovery.
He was very nice, patient, knowledgable, and friendly. Would highly recommend.
He's wonderful, caring and accommodating. I'm still recovering from a bunionectomy-but so far he has been great. I'm so pleased he performed my surgery!
Honestly I was creeped out by him. He kept rubbing my feet for a really long time while talking to me .. I didn't feel comfortable and left as soon as I could.
Very accommodating, even with the long wait. Fabulous staff, very happy to have him as my doctor!
Only thing I didn't like was that I had to wait over an hour and there was only 1 patient there before me! Other than that it was good and I would still recommend.
It was very odd. He wanted to do surgery right away, and that seemed imprudent.
He is a wonderful doctor. I never had to wait. He worked around my schedule and he makes you laugh!!
Both doctor Colabella and his office staff are friendly and professional. He's a good doctor that knows what he's doing and is happy to explain things to you and work with you.
Dr. Colabella was fantastic. The experience was a fast and professional one. Although I wasn't seen immediately, the wait was VERY short (under 10 mins) and the staff was super friendly. Bedside manner was exemplary. Highly recommended.
He was very friendly and didn't make me feel anxious in any way.
This appointment was a blast; ironic because I walked into the office in so much pain. Dr. Colabella was not only incredibly transparent - walking me through every moment of the procedure, but very kind. It felt more like a hang-out with a good friend (who happens to know a whole lot about feet) than anything else!
I thought it was awful, they cancelled the first appointment because the dr was in "foot surgery". The next day I made another appt only to have me waiting 2 hours for him to arrive to a appointment they confirmed at a certain time. Highly unprofessional practice, will never recommend nor solicite their service In the future.
Was kind and took his time to explain what exactly was going on and what steps to take
The office was difficult to find, when I got there they couldn't find my appointment and I had to explain to the receptionist that my original one was cancelled then was called to make a new appointment at a different office that was further away. They somehow could not figure out who had called me. It seemed like their office was very disorganized.
Happy office, excellent care.
Dr. Colabella did a great job on my bunion surgery! Everything was better than I expected. At first I was scared after hearing stories about foot surgery. Boy was that wrong. I felt nothing during the surgery and had almost no pain afterwards. The staff was warm and friendly and kept in touch 24/7 to make sure I was OK during the entire time. You don't meet alot of doctors nowadays who care about their patients like Dr. Colabella does. I reccomend him very much. Thanks Dr. Colabella and all the girls!
Very cordial and attentive
From the time I arrived in his office he made me feel like I was his concern....all the staff were amazing....Danielle fran and Dr D made me feel at home....Dr collabella's expertise in the field of podiatry is unbelievable. EVEN THE ANETHESIOLOGIST WAS AMAZING!!!! He spends a lot of time with his patients making sure they feel comfortable explaining in detail about your condition and if necessary surgery I highly recommend Dr Frank Collabella and Dr D. This was the most pleasant experience in any Doctors office I ever had. If your feet are in pain and there's no relief in sight go to Dr Collabella he'll get your feet right!!!!!
The doctor was supposed to call back to schedule an MRI, but never did. I even called to remind his office; still, they never called.
Experienced podiatrist with great bedside manner.
Very polite, fast, and professional.
Dr. Colabella performed surgery on my foot. He was professional throughout the process, I am VERY pleased with the results. Though he has many offices, he always responds to text messages and all of my questions. I highly recommend him to anyone with foot issues.
I think he was great. My son was very pleased with the his services and so was I. He was very gentle and professional.
Thought the doctor was very nice and seemed knowledgeable but never followed up with me or my insurance on something I needed for my feet - even after I called to remind him. I doubt I'll hear back and am now looking for a new podiatrist.
Very professional and cool
Very good doctor! Kind & runs a great office in Jamaica.
Dr. Colabella, was very attentive, explained the problem to me thoroughly, answered all my questions and was able to visually tell me what the problem was. Also, I was able to set up a course of action the same day to take care of my problem. He is awesome.
Dr. Colabella was very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly to me. I would absolutely recommend him.
I've been in Dr. Colabella's care since June 2011. He is hand's down the most professional and thorough physician with whom I've interacted. My wait time is minimal, all of my questions and concerns are addressed, and follow-up care has been amazing. Request Dr. Colabella for your foot care needs and you won't be disappointed.
Very easy to talk to and explained everything I wanted to know.
Very kind, warm, and professional. He provided excellent diagnosis and effective treatment. A true expert in his field.
had a very nice bedside manner. Talked to me very honestly about my problem, and explained solution in an easy and understandable manner.
Professional and knowledgeable.