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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Yeshiva University - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY USA


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Advanced therapeutic endoscopy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Michael Pollack, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/6/2022, Dr. Pollack has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

327 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Pollack is great.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Oncologist set up appointment with Dr. Pollack

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

This latest visit to a Cleveland clinic doctor has restored my faith in the Cleveland clinic. Dr Pollock and all of his associates were beyond amazing. I have never felt so comfortable and confident in my visit. A big shout out to Ryan the nurse that took care of me after the procedure she was awesome.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

I will definitely recommend Dr Pollock and his staff for anyone that I know of that has issues that he could help them with

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr Pollic showed more care and concern for me. I really appreciate all he did. Thank you does not seam eaough.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr Pollack is excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Staff and Doctor were all kind, caring and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

I would recommend Dr Pollack & his staff to anyone. They were fantastic.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Everything went well with the receptionist and Dr. Pollack very professional went over everything with me

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr. Pollack a great doctor and very professional

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

I had specifically requested that Dr Pollock perform my ERCP. I had only met him one in Nov 2021 when I had same procedure done. He is very kind,compassiinatev and most importantly highly skilled.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Pollock is the best, took great care of my Mom for years. So now he's my Dr. He and all his staff are nice and professional and also took very good care of me before and during my first colonoskopy. Than you to the Dr. And his staff.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Great experience. Dr . Pollock is a great Dr. And person. Had my first colonoskopy. Went perfect. Love him!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr Pollack is superb. I have the highest confidence in him.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Pollack is an exemplary doctor. He combines unparalleled expertise in his field with real care for patients. He has my full trust and I cannot imagine a better doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

This appointment was my 4th interaction with Dr. Pollack and I continue to be overwhelmingly impressed with his approach. He listens to what I have to say, shares his ideas and options and then asks if I have any questions. Ive had other physicians tell me that he is the best at what he does so Im even more surprised that he couples that excellence with being caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

One of the most pleasant procedures I've had. Staff and Doctor worked as a unit

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Pollack is a warm and compassionate doctor. I trust him and his advice. He has gotten me thru the worst Crohn's flare of my life and would recommend him to anyone needing a GI doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Very good experience. Dr. Pollack has excellent bedside manner and truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. Pollack and staff are the best.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. Pollack explained everything to me and my sister and put it in mychart right away. Very clear information.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr Pollock is a great Doctor explained everything to me and it was greatly appreciated

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

I was concerned because this was my first colonoscopy but Dr Pollack and the entire team made me comfortable and confident. He removed 7 pollups and I had no after affects ( they turned out to be non cancerous) See you in 3 years and thanks for everything!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Yes, I would highly recommend Dr. Pollack to others

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Dr Pollack is an outstanding physician. Listens to patients and works in partnership with me. Has kept me well for decades and I truly appreciate his care and kindness.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I would be dead with my pan can if not for Dr. Pollack. He has given me good guidance especially at onset that sent me in the right direction.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr Pollack is a professional, caring and exceptional Dr. As it relates to his patients. To me he sets the standard for all doctors

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Very friendly staff and doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr. Pollack explained everything to me before the procedure started allowing me to feel calm and relaxed.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

We love Dr. Pollack!

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Dr. Pollack is considerate and compassionate. I have recommended him to several friends.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr Pollack treated me as an inpatient in the hospital.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Office staff were all very pleasant and Dr Pollack was great !

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Dr pollack was wonderful & very caring and reassuring

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr Pollack is the best and his staff are awesome also. Very happy with practice.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Always recommend Dr Pollack

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Pollack and the staff is very friendly and explains everything thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr. Pollack and his team were very professional and thorough when talking to me before, during and after my procedure. I would like to thank Dr. Pollack, Connie, Missy, Michele and the other nurses that were helpful at putting me at ease too.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

This was the first time I had met Dr. Pollack and was very pleased overall with him. His staff made me feel very comfortable and I would recommend him to family and friends!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Great experience. Dr. Was very good in his explanations of my health issues. Made proper referral.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

I've been with Dr. Pollack for many years and have recommended him to a number of friends and family.He is thorough in discussing details, and listens to me and answers my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

*Dr. Pollack is very caring & listens to you. He is also very thorough. He is awesome & I would recommend him to my family & friends.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Pollack took the time to make my husband understand all that will happen to him with surgery.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Love *Dr. Pollack! Great physician who is caring and compassionate. Would and do recommend to others.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Took too long to see Dr Pollack.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

It was very easy. Dr. Pollack was very easy to talk to& always trys to help.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. Pollack always gives the best care.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

The Doctor was very nice and explained everything

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr Pollack and his entire staff were outstanding. Excellent experience.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

I couldn't say enough good things about the entire experienceDr. Pollack, his staff and the centers staff were beyond excellent!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Pollack is an exceptional human being and exceptional doctor. His care during and more importantly after my procedure is beyond compare. Personal touch is an understatement for how much this doctor cares about his patients. I am so lucky to have him on my care team.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Excellent doc in all respects

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

I consider myself so fortunate to have Dr. Pollack as my doctor. He's super responsive, answers all my questions, very thorough, professional and a really good guy

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr. Pollack, is very nice. He has 0 bedside manner. The fact the assistant takes you to an exam room and then you go and he sits behind a desk, reclining in his seat is mind-boggling. He only half listens. I left feeling as if he didn't care I was still having a lot of stomach pain and not eating. This is hard for me because I feel I need to change gastrologist now. I didn't feel as if I was a person - just a thing he had to do

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Pollack! He was fantastic.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr.Pollack is a very companionate doctor.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

My doctor cares more about his reputation than my care.

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