Allison Polland, MD

Specialties

Urology, Urogynecology

Languages

English, Spanish

About Me

Dr. Allison R. Polland, is a female urologist with fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology). She is director of the Maimonides Pelvic Floor Center. Dr. Polland completed her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Yale University before going on to medical school at Columbia University. She completed her general surgery internship and urology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, before going on to fellowship at Georgetown University. Dr. Polland is one of the few urologists in the country with cross-specialty training in a gynecology-based Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship. She performs reconstructive urologic surgery for both women and men, and treats all urologic and urogynecologic issues, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic floor disorders, urethral strictures, fistulas, hematuria and recurrent UTIs. Dr. Polland has extensive training in minimally-invasive surgical techniques, including vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgery. Dr. Polland has a strong research background with a special interest in women's sexual health. She has received grants from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. She has given lectures in this area of expertise at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospital. She has also been recognized for her research on a national level with multiple presentations at national scientific meetings.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pelvic Floor Care
  • Prostate Cancer Care
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Female Urinary Incontinence
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulas
  • Hematuria (Blood in Urine)
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urethral Strictures
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Treatments

  • Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy
  • Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Mesh Removal
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair
  • Reconstructive Urologic Surgery
  • Robotic Urogynecologic Surgery
  • Urethroplasty
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Sling for Incontinence
  • Women's Sexual Health

Education

Medical Degree

Columbia University College of Physicians&Surgeons

Internship

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Fellowship

Georgetown University

Board

Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery/Urogynecology

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Bright Health
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Humana
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare

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