Michael R. Polin, MD

Urogynecologist

4.8/5 (224 ratings) 33 comments

It is a privilege to care for women and work with them to address medical problems affecting their quality of life.

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About Me

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken:
English

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I am an obstetrician and gynecologist with specialized training and board certification in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. My practice focuses on the care of women who have pelvic floor disorders that affect their quality of life. These problems include vaginal bulging or prolapse, issues with bowel and bladder control, vaginal fistula, mesh complications and other complications from gynecologic surgery or childbirth. I enjoy working with women to formulate a treatment plan tailored specifically to their problems. I like being able to help them get back to doing the things they want to without worry. Outside of my profession, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two boys.

Clinical Focus:
Pelvic Organ Prolapse ("Dropped Bladder"), Urinary Incontinence, Bowel Incontinence, Mesh Complications, Childbirth Injuries, Fistula, Urinary Tract Infections, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Vaginal Surgery, Robotic, Laparoscopic Surgery

Specialties:
Urogynecology

Education & Credentials

Schools

Indiana University School of Medicine (MD)

Internships

University of Alabama at Birmingham (OB/GYN)

Residencies

University of Alabama at Birmingham (OB/GYN)

Fellowships

Duke University (Urogynecology/FPMRS)

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Obstetrics and Gynecology Certification and Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Subspecialty Certification

Organizations & Societies

American Urogynecologic Society American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Fellow)

I strive to provide patient-centered, evidence-based care to women with pelvic floor disorders.
— Michael R. Polin

Where I See Patients

UT Urogynecology

1930 Alcoa HighwayBuilding A, Suite 235Knoxville, TN 37920

Phone: 865-305-5940

Directions
UT Urogynecology

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My Ratings & Reviews

overall experience

224 ratings

4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8

  • Provider explained things clearly

    4.8

  • Provider showed concern

    4.8

  • Provider included you in decisions

    4.8

33 Patient Reviews

I liked Dr. Pollien. He got right to the problem, and told me he could help me and that eased my mind.
5.0
April 12, 2024
Dr Polin discussed all my concerns and answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend him
5.0
March 30, 2024
Dr. Polin is great! He listens and explains my options.
5.0
March 19, 2024
Everyone is so great there.
5.0
March 12, 2024
Dr. Polin was excellent
5.0
March 12, 2024
The doctor was wonderful to both my husband and myself. He took all the time we needed to explain and answer all our questions.
5.0
March 2, 2024
Felt totally helpless with information I received
3.0
February 29, 2024
Dr Polin is a great surgeon and Dr thank you for helping me
4.0
February 25, 2024
I was impressed by the time the doctor took to work me through his findings and my options - It was also very helpful that he provided me with educational packets to take home.
5.0
February 13, 2024
Dr Polin showed concern and exhibited professionalism, while at the same time, making me feel very comfortable. He took the time to listen to every concern that I had.
5.0
February 10, 2024
Dr. Polin has been very articulate in explaining options for my condition and finding the treatment that works best for me. It has given me the freedom to return to my former lifestyle.
5.0
January 31, 2024
Dr. Polin provides excellent care! His explanations are very clear and he answers all of my questions clearly.
5.0
January 31, 2024
I am very very pleased with Dr Polin and his staff he is always very thorough and answers all my questions always a great visit.
5.0
January 20, 2024
Excellent concerns and care
5.0
January 18, 2024
Wonderful
5.0
January 12, 2024
I do that when they are having the same problems I have - I have you learned a lot from them.
5.0
December 18, 2023
I was very impressed with the doctors and assistances.
5.0
December 11, 2023
I was very impressed with Dr. Polen. He made me feel comfortable. He let me know everything I needed to know in order to make a decision. He explained everything to me. I was very nervous about my appointment, but the entire staff put me at ease.
5.0
November 27, 2023
I was impressed by Dr Polin. He came in , went over all the documents he was given about me which I confirmed. He spent time explaining everything to me about my problem and what could be done and when and how. I felt very comfortable with him.
5.0
November 18, 2023
Dr. Polin is the best!
5.0
November 14, 2023
Helpful.
5.0
October 12, 2023
I've already recommended the Doctor to 3 people
5.0
October 7, 2023
Dr. Polin is professional, efficient, patient, and kind.
5.0
October 7, 2023
He needs to improve his bedside manner and not be in such a hurry to get to next patient
3.0
September 30, 2023
Provider showed empathy and communication was excellent
5.0
September 13, 2023
Satisfied with my Treatment I would appreciate a little smile from the Doctor'
4.0
September 11, 2023
Explained all my options. Explained my problem in detail.
5.0
July 29, 2023
Doctor kind,corgial,and gave my options and treatment very clear.
5.0
July 15, 2023
Excellent
5.0
July 13, 2023
Everything was good. No complaints
5.0
June 30, 2023
Good.
5.0
June 27, 2023
Dr. Polin is professional, patient, and kind.
5.0
June 11, 2023
Dr. was very nice and explained everything well
5.0
June 9, 2023