Dr. Richard Polin, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(21)
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Dr. Richard Polin, MD
Dr. Richard Polin, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Polin is affiliated with Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center and Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.

1849 NW Kearney St Ste 201

Portland, OR 97209

Contact Information

(503) 666-8149

Dr. Richard Polin, MD

Dr. Richard Polin, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery

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 of recommending Dr. Polin to family and friends
4.0
based on 21 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Polin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Troutdale, OR |
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 staff.
Portland, OR |
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 recommend him... I went to his downtown Portland/Pearl Distract satellite office, which was great!!! His staff in Gresham could have been more friendly, but Dr. Polin triumphs over them all! ??
in Sandy, OR |
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 about every single patient he has.
Gresham, OR |
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.
in Portland, OR |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Polin accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN

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Hospitals where Dr. Polin has admitting privileges

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
1015 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
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Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
24800 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
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