Dr. Richard Polin, MD

Dr. Richard Polin, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Richard Polin, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1849 NW Kearney St Ste 201

Portland, OR 97209

Contact Information

(503) 666-8149

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Myelopathy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Polin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Polin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Polin

4.0

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
(15)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
23.80952380952381%
(5)

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Dr. Polin is a great neurologist. He explains everything and is very thorough. Like others have posted though, his staff sucks! They are rude, hard to get a hold of, and don't return calls. Thank goodness Dr. Polin is so awesome, otherwise his patients would go elsewhere because of his terrible...Read More
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Doctor Polin is a wonderful surgeon and an even better person. I've worked in the medical community for many years and I found Dr. Polin to be extremely trustworthy, honest, great at explaining your issues/problems, and proactive to try anything to avoid the possibility of doing surgery. I highly...Read More
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Dr. Polin did my brain surgery and did a phenomal job at respecting 95 to 98% of my tumor then 4 weeks later or so I had to have a shunt drain tube put in to keep my cerebral spinal fluid draining like it's supposed to. Amazing guy all around. Very caring about his patients and very concerened...Read More
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I think Dr. Polin is a good surgeon and explains stuff well and reasonably caring, but his medical staff has got to be the worst anywhere! They are rude, don't do their jobs, will lie to justify their actions, never return calls, and have been hung up on.
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I have Arnold chairi malformation type 1 and dr polin did my decompression surgery he was out standing I would never see another ns ever..
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