Todd A. Pollock,
I graduated from the University of Texas and also attended Southern
Methodist University in preparation for my medical education and career. After
four years at Chicago Medical School, I was accepted to the University of Texas
Southwestern program at Parkland Memorial Hospital where I completed my residency
in General Surgery. My training and experience at Parkland provided me with
a meaningful background in the principles and judgment of general surgery,
which I utilize every day in my Plastic Surgery practice. My Plastic Surgery
residency was completed at the University of Chicago where not only knowledge
of my specialty was taught, but it also stimulated my innovation, emphasized compassion,
and stressed the importance of ethics.
PRACTICING PLASTIC SURGERY
Upon returning to Dallas, I joined my father in practice in North Dallas at
the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. When Presbyterian Hospital of Allen opened,
I established a satellite office there, which has allowed me to spend half
of my time practicing at a new facility in a young community.
I have come to understand that "practicing medicine" means
learning every day and working to make contributions to improve your area
of specialty. My father, Dr. Harlan Pollock »,
and I have originated and published a technique that we believe improves
the quality no-drain
abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) », while making it safer and easier
for our patients (see Promises and Pitfalls:
Progressive Tension Sutures [PTS] »). We have presented this innovative procedure
at numerous state and national Plastic Surgery meetings, and in 2007 we began
teaching a course about the use of PTS at both of the national Plastic Surgery
meetings. It has been particularly gratifying to participate with my father
on this project.
In addition, I have served as an instructor at the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical School, working with Plastic Surgery residents. I have also served
as the President of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons and as Chief of
Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital of Allen. I am Past-President of the
Medical Staff there.
Reconstructive Surgery has been an important part of my career. However, in
recent years I have seen an increased demand for cosmetic surgery, which has
become the major part of my practice. I enjoy cosmetic surgery because daily
I see its positive impact on my patients. It deals with quality of life --
essentially improving the way an individual feels about him/herself.
What happens in the operating room is obviously very important, but I believe
the consultation is the key to a successful cosmetic surgery practice. While
many surgeons delegate the major part of the consultation to an assistant,
I personally spend a minimum half an hour with all my new patients. This allows
me to provide thorough evaluations, thoughtful recommendations, and information
sufficient to permit the patient to make an informed decision regarding surgery.
I am indebted to my mentors at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
in Dallas and the University of Chicago. These dedicated academic surgeons
have been not just a source of knowledge and surgical judgment, but professional
I enjoy what I do and I believe it shows in my surgical results, patient and
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PROGRESSIVE TENSION SUTURES IN ABDOMINOPLASTY
Dr. Todd A. Pollock and Dr. Harlan Pollock's Latest Study on 597 Cases of PTS for Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tucks) Published.
The article is titled: “Progressive Tension Sutures in Abdominoplasty: A Review of 597 Consecutive Cases” and is written by Drs. Todd A. Pollock and Harlan Pollock. It was published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal on 29 June 2012
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MORE ABOUT TODD A. POLLOCK, M.D.
- Bachelor of Arts / Psychology
University of Texas at Austin - Austin, Texas
- Bachelor of Arts / Biology
Southern Methodist University - Dallas, Texas
- Doctor of Medicine
University of Health Services / Chicago Medical School - North Chicago,
| POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION:
- Intern & Resident - General Surgery
University of Texas / Southwestern Medical Center
- Chief Resident - General Surgery
University of Texas / Southwestern Medical Center
- Resident - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University of Chicago Hospitals
- Diplomat, American Board of Surgery: 1996
- Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery: 1999
- Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and Allen
- Texas Institute for Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
- The Surgery Center at Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX
- McKinney Methodist Hospital, McKinney, TX
- American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities
- American College of Surgeons, Fellow
- American Medical Association
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
- Dallas County Medical Society: 2014 President
- Dallas Society of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons
- Parkland Surgical Society
- Texas Medical Association
- Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Pollock, H. and Pollock, T. Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery (August) 2007; 120(2): p. 569.
- Pollock, H. and Pollock, T.A. Subcutaneous
Brow Lift With Precise Suture Fixation And Advancement », Aesthetic
Surgery Journal. (July/August) 2007. pp. 388-395.
- Pollock, T. and Pollock, H. Progressive
Tension Sutures In Abdominoplasty », Clinics in Plastic Surgery (October)
2004; 31(4), pp.: 583-589.
- Rios, J.L., Pollock, T.A., and Adams, William P. Jr., Progressive
Tension Sutures To Prevent Seroma Formation after Latissimus Dorsi
Harvest », Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Dec) 2003;
112(7): pp. 1779-83.
- Pollock, H. and Pollock, T. Management Of Face Lifts
With Progressive Tension Sutures », Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
(January, February) 2003, pp.28-33.
- Pollock, H, and Pollock, T. Reducing
Abdominoplasty Complications », Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
(September/October) 2002; 22 (5), pp. 371-372.
- Pollock, H, and Pollock, T. Nlite
Laser: Nonablative Wrinkle Reduction », Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
(July/August) 2001; 21 (4), pp. 371-372.
- Pollock, H, and Pollock, T. Progressive
Tension Sutures: A Technique to Reduce Local Complications in Abdominoplasty », Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery (June) 2000; 105 (7), pp. 2583-2586.
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