Robert M. Pollina, MD, FACS, a Vascular Surgeon with Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center

Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. Robert M. Pollina, who serves patients in New York.

Well-known throughout Long Island, New York as one of the area’s most respected and trusted board-certified vascular surgeons, Dr. Pollina is renowned for his ability to treat varicose and spider veins with minimally invasive procedures. He is the Founder of Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center, which has three offices conveniently located in Port Jefferson Station, Hauppauge, and Riverhead, New York. 

Providing exceptional care to the community of Suffolk County since 1995, Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center utilizes state-of-the-art screening techniques and noninvasive diagnostics to detect vascular issues in their earliest stages and prevent their development into debilitating or fatal conditions. The team offers three main types of vascular screening exams: carotid artery screenings, abdominal aortic artery screenings, and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) scan or Doppler exams.

Adept in all areas of vascular surgery and medicine, Dr. Pollina is skilled in endovascular reconstructions such as arterial angioplasty, stenting, and dialysis access maintenance procedures. He is also proficient in all open vascular procedures, including leg bypass surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, and carotid artery surgery. 

Bringing his considerable skill and vision as a physician executive, he serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers, effective January of 2020. Always looking for ways to improve patient outcomes, he strives to ensure the highest quality patient care with ongoing monitoring of performance parameters, results, and patient satisfaction.

Active in his field, the doctor is board-certified in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge. 

Academically, Dr. Pollina earned his medical degree from the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in 1988. Wanting to pursue additional training, he completed his surgical residency at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn and then worked there as an attending trauma surgeon. He completed his medical training with a fellowship in vascular surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and currently serves as the Chief of Vascular Surgery at two local hospitals in addition to practicing at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), his other professional associations include the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the Suffolk County Medical Association, and the American College of Phlebology. He has been recognized for his skills as a surgeon and his contributions to the field by Newsday, which has named him a Top Doctor and by Castle Connolly Medical, which has recognized him as a Top Doctor for the past 15 consecutive years.

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, including the arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives.

On a more personal note, Dr. Pollina makes Long Island his home with his wife of 34 years and has raised 4 successful sons. In his free time, he is an active FAA certified instrument-rated pilot and avid offshore fisherman – two pursuits that also require attention to detail similar to the performance of surgery and management of safe procedural facilities. 

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