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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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Polin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Polin treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polin treats Myelopathy more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Polin treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polin treats Spondylosis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Polin treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Polin's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Hematoma
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Paracentesis
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Biography

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.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital
  • 1991
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1991

Awards

Dr. Polin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Polin

4.0

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
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4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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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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