Todd A. Pollock, MD, FACS
For more than 20 years, Dr. Todd A. Pollock has practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery in the North Dallas area. He is known by both his patients and peers for his personalized and meticulous patient care, technically skilled and pragmatic surgical approach, high standards of ethics and professionalism, and innovation in his field. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the esteemed organization that is considered the standard in plastic surgery certification. He is a member and leader in a number of prestigious professional societies. Dr. Pollock performs a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures and has hospital privileges at several Dallas and Allen area hospitals as well as in his accredited surgical suite located in the North Dallas office.
A Family Practice
Dr. Todd Pollock has had an interest in medicine since he was a young child drawing pictures from his father’s anatomy books. So it was with great pride when he joined his father, Harlan Pollock, in practice in 1997 after completing his training. The father and son plastic surgeons collaborated for 18 years to provide the highest quality of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery practices. They maintained a reputation for surgical excellence, personalized care, innovation, compassion, and a high ethical standard. While maintaining a busy clinical practice, they found time to teach plastic surgery residents and fellows, publish numerous scientific papers on a range of astute insights, pioneer innovations, and speak at professional meetings.
Innovators in Plastic Surgery
In their time working together, they innovated new techniques that reduce complications, speed recovery, and improve patient experience by disrupting and redefining long-standing plastic surgery norms.
Most notably and now recognized worldwide, the father-son duo pioneered a no-drain tummy tuck procedure with their progressive tension suture (PTS) technique that earned them national and international acclaim. The method uses what they have termed progressive tension sutures that anchor the abdominal skin flap to the underlying tissues, securing it in a tightened and more attractive position and closing down the large surgically created space to avoid fluid accumulation. This eliminates the need for the drains used in traditional tummy tuck surgery by greatly reducing post-op fluid collections, allows patients to walk upright (and not hunched over as in traditional tummy tuck approaches), speeds recovery, and improves the overall patient experience. This method is greatly appreciated by the patients of Dr. Todd Pollock and Dr. Harlan Pollock and respected by their colleagues.
Membership and Leadership
Dr. Todd Pollock is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He also holds other leadership and committee roles in local, state, and national organizations; he has been president of the Dallas County Medical Society and Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he is president-elect of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, Dr. Pollock is a Clinical Assistant Professor of plastic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical School, where he participates in the teaching of students, residents, and fellows. He is also a faculty member of their prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship program.
Dr. Todd Pollock earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (psychology) and Southern Methodist University (biology).
While there are shortcuts to becoming a plastic surgeon, Dr. Pollock knew that to fulfill his goals of being the best possible plastic surgeon, he first needed the extensive experience, technical skills, and clinical judgement that comes by completing a general surgery residency. So, after receiving his medical degree, he sought out and was accepted into one of the most rigorous and highly regarded surgical training programs in the country at the University of Texas, Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital. He completed the five-year program and earned board certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS).
Dr. Pollock then completed his plastic surgery training at the prestigious University of Chicago. It was there that Dr. Pollock built upon the foundation of his surgical experience with an in-depth focus on plastic surgery; he developed the broad knowledge and specialized skills of the field as well as his keen aesthetic eye and a drive for creativity and innovation inherent to the roots of plastic surgery.
ABPS Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
He earned board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1999. He participates in the ABPS’s Continuous Certification (CC) program, which requires ongoing specialty learning, peer review, and credential and ethics monitoring. The ABPS recertified Dr. Pollock in 2009 and 2019.
Note on Board Certification
When a doctor claims to be “board certified,” it is very important to know which board they are certified through. Any physician may designate themselves as a “plastic surgeon” or “cosmetic surgeon,” and a number of organizations proclaim themselves as a “certifying board” for plastic surgeons despite inconsistent training requirements, experience, testing, ethics, and monitoring.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the standard for plastic surgery board certification with stringent requirements to assure consistent and thorough training and ongoing monitoring of knowledge and ethics. The ABPS does this by requiring pre-requisite surgical training, surgical experience standards, and in-depth education and training requirements in the broad field of plastic surgery through carefully selected training programs that meet rigorous curriculum. Following training, the candidate must pass both a written examination that tests fundamental knowledge and an oral examination that tests clinical knowledge, judgement, and ethics. The candidate must practice for a period of time to demonstrate adequate experience in the field of plastic surgery. Knowledge, ethics, and professionalism are monitored in an ongoing process culminating in required recertification every 10 years.
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Contact information for individual North Dallas Plastic Surgery offices
North Dallas Office
8305 Walnut Hill Ln #210
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 363-2575Directions & Office Hours
Allen, Tx Office
317 N. Central Expressway Suite 100
Allen, Texas 75013
Phone: (214) 509-0270Directions & Office Hours