Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM

Podiatric Surgery •  Male • Age 69
  
Dr. Pollak
Accepting new patients

San Antonio Podiatry Associates

8042 Wurzbach Rd Ste 450 San Antonio, TX 78229

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(210) 692-0279

Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM is a Podiatric Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from California College of Podiatric Medicine medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities Methodist Hospital and Southwest General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pollak to book an appointment.


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Dr. Pollak accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Pollak's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Foot Conditions
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Dr. Pollak treats Foot Conditions more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pollak treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Foot Fracture
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Dr. Pollak treats Foot Fracture more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pollak treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Bunion
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Dr. Pollak treats Bunion more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pollak treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pollak's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Wound Care and Management

Dr. Pollak's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pollak

3.9

Based on 30 ratings

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First time I ever had any surgery and I didn’t have any problems. I didn’t have any pain after. I had a Cheilectomy done.
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Thomas – Feb 19, 2020
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Dr. Pollak is an exceptional podiatrist. I previously went to another San Antonio podiatrist and couldn't wait to leave his office. Compassionate, empathetic, and explained everything prior to my toe surgery and even the day of the surgery came in to the surgery center to assure me that all was going to go well even telling me how many minutes I would be under anesthesia my utmost concern due to past history experiences. A most personable surgeon. I hope he never retires.
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Oct 08, 2019
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I fell after surgery, an accident, and he got mad at me and wouldn't fix it then. He let it heal then wanted to redo the surgery and wouldn't do it for insurance money only and I couldn't afford it again. I've been in excruciating pain and can't wear shoes very long which has ruined my life. Then he fired me as a patient because he said he couldn't accept insurance only payment and I told him the doctor I worked for did that all of the time, so he could do that and I felt he wasn't being fair.
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Apr 18, 2019
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Dr Pollak had been my husbands foot dr for many years . He has had several surgeries and each time was a success ?? Highly recommend him. Care has been excellent .Dr Pollak is the best!
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Apr 15, 2019
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Awesome Doctor!!! He did two heel spur surgeries on each of my heels that involved extensive removal of my Achilles tendons. They required 2 anchors. Everything went great. He was great. I highly recommend him. His staff was great and efficient. Anyone that ran the NY Marathon and others is geared to getting you up and running within your capabilities. A lot depends on you....he will do his part. I hope he continues his practice in case my family or friends need him in the future.
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Joe Saldivar in San antonio, TX – Jul 27, 2018
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I had a worst experience from a doctor's office. I paid for getting orthotics, paid additional money for rush order as I had to travel. Almost a week now and the manufacturer has not yet received the cast !. They are so busy that they cannot even follow up with UPS !!!. I found that the office people have messed up the UPS billing and UPS will not deliver. The response from the doctor's office - the supervisor is out of office - call back next week ! seriously ???. I am still waiting -- will up
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San Antonio, TX – Jun 23, 2017
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Dr Pollak to care of my dad. He had bunion surgery with excellent results
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Maria Hernandez in San Antonio, TX – Oct 19, 2016
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Dr Pollak is a great doctor and I highly recommend
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Abby H in Helotes,Tx – Oct 12, 2016
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So I took my 10 yr old daughter with an infected ingrown toe nail not to mention very painful. Dr. Pollak was great with her he had soooo much patients with her. I just loved how he was able to calm her down talk to her and do the procedure without her even noticing it.. we had such a great experience
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Julia C in San Antonio, TX – Oct 05, 2016
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Great office and love Dr.Pollak. Wait time is a little long but worth it .
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Sheila in San Antonio, TX – Oct 04, 2016
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This doctor just doesn't care anymore. Would not recommend anyone see this doctor. 60+ minute wait multiple times. Doesn't listen. Not helpful.
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Sep 26, 2016
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Saw Dr. Pollack w/left ankle pain. Looking at my feet, as I stood directly in front of him, he said I had fallen arches. I pointed out my high arches. He acknowledged them and took more x-rays, noticed that I have an extra bone in both ankles (they stick out in plain sight). He said he would do open ankle surgery to go in & shave off some of the lower bone on my left ankle, 6 weeks recovery in a hard cast. No arthroscopy. He told my doctor, but not me, that he would also be doing tendon surgery.
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Kathy in San Antonio, TX – Sep 18, 2016
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Accurate diagnosis everytime. I saw him for various issues within 8 yrs
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Mar 16, 2016
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No WILL NOT RECOMMEND. We waited ONE HOUR, then asked the assistant, she said another 20 minutes wait at least. My husband is wheelchair bound & there was not one handicap parking spot available. The elevator was small, & wait time very lengthy. Will not bother to go back and try again.
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Phil H in San Antonio, TX – Jan 22, 2016
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About Me

The doctors with San Antonio Podiatry Associates are specialists in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the foot and its related structures. Our comprehensive care is aimed at foot conditions affecting patients of all ages, inc...Read more

Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

Education

1983
Masters of Science
1983
Temple University / Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine
1979
Northlake Community Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
California College of Podiatric Medicine
Medical School
1973
University of Massachusetts
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

San Antonio Podiatry Associates

Med Center8042 Wurzbach Rd Ste 450 San Antonio, TX 78229
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Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Southwest General Hospital

San Antonio, TX

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average