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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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 11/17/2021, 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

278 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

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Excellent doctor and staff!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

All the people involved are pleasant to work with in getting prepared for the procedure as well as the doctor too.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr Pollack has always worked to provide a good experience.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

It was a good experience- Dr. Pollack followed up with the results via MyChart and explained everything.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Pollack has great bedside manner and communication skills. At the out-patient procedure, he sat with me to explain the reason and process. In recovery, he stuck his head into the room each time he passed by to inquire as to how I was doing. He called my home after-hours the next day to check on my recovery and to explain future steps to monitor my condition. In my experience it is rare for a doctor to personally call, especially after 6pm, to make sure I understood test results and to give me a chance to ask questions.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Pollack is the BEST. Listens to you and is always on target with my symptoms. I most definitely would recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr Pollock was fantastic. Thoughtful, courteous and compassionate. Took his time!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr. Pollack and his staff are outstanding

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr. Pollack is a wonderful doctor and I have full confidence in him. He listens to me and we discuss together the best options for my health going forward. I like that he takes his time with me and isn't trying to rush me out the door. He'll take the time to answer any questions and explain anything I don't understand.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Pollack is one of the most compassionate physicians I have had the pleasure of knowing. He is an excellent listener, responds to questions clearly and is exceedingly patient. There are not enough words to describe what an in incredible clinician he is always looking for alternative answers to my chronic problem.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Dr. Pollack was great to talk with.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Dr. Pollack and his team are very professional and always take the very best care of me.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Dr. Pollack and the team treated me very well.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Everything was very smooth in transiting to new doctor

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr Pollack and his staff is always concerned and gives me excellent care.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Excellent patient caring from the Receptionist, Doctor and all involved

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

I enjoyed my visit with Dr.Pollach he took his time and explained the results from my tests and answered all my questions. I felt good leaving his office knowing I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

I felt my Doctor was there for me.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Great doctor, skilled and caring. I'm a doctor, I should know

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

I feel that Doctor Michael Pollack is an excellent doctor. Explains to you what he is doing, asks if you have any questions and shows compassion to his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Very kind and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Pollack is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

I had a good experience with Dr. Pollack.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr Pollak squeezed me in at the last minute and was wonderful, kind and professional !! I felt very comfortable speaking with him !!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr Pollack was fabulous !! I was lucky to see him that day !!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Patty, is terrific! So nice to be able to talk to someone that is directly connected with Dr. Pollack.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr Pollack is very thorough and compassionate. I feel at ease knowing his is caring for my health

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Pollack is a kind, caring and excellent physician. I am grateful he is my doctor. He is respectful, and always includes me as a partner in making decisions about care.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr Pollack is great! I'd recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

It was my first visit to this doctor and I thought that he should have had a brief introduction and discussion with me prior to the procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

The dr. Is in high demand so I understand why it took so long to schedule an appointment with him

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Not sure. I hope if I have to call back in the future I have a better experience wirh Dr Pollocks staff who answer the phone.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Pollack and associates could not have been more caring and professional. Dr. Pollack's follow up has also been incredible. He has called me 3 separate times to follow up on the next steps and the situation of the problem with direction for the next steps. Had virtual (great way to see a doctor) appointment with next Dr. Bencsath. Very responsive and caring Dr. As well. Thank all of you for great care. See you in 2 weeks fortreatment.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

My experience went better than I had anticipated. I left feeling relived that everything went quite well and Dr Pollack was very good and professional at what he does. The entire staff was friendly and professional. My experience is rated A+.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr Pollack is a wonderful practitioner. He listens carefully and is obviously very concerned with his patients wellbeing. I'm a retired nurse and I'm sadly aware of how unusual that is. I have recommended him to many friends and acquaintances.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr Pollack has treated many members of my family and has helped all of them with various diagnoses. He is a true asset to CC. An amazing Physician!!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr. Pollack is extremely booked so it's difficult to get an appointment for any type of flare up or something that needs attention within a short period of time. I was very pleased that he is offering Zoom appointments as this has improved this issue significantly.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Good experience with Dr. Pollack and his staff. Just took longer than I wanted to be able to schedule.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Very good the doctor was excellent

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Very professional service : Doctor and team.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Best Doctor ever

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Doctor Pollack always takes good care of me

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

The doctor is very good and he truly cares about his patients. He explains what he is going to do along with the assistant nurses in the room when doing the procedure. I couldn't ask for better care then what I have received. I recommend this doctor to anyone who needs his specialty in this type of procedures he performs. So my experience was very good last time and this time also.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Saw Dr. Pollack for the first time in Concord. The facility was great and the staff super kind and reassuring. Dr. Pollack is amazing and glad he is my GI!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr Pollack had an excellent demeanor, which set me at ease

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Pollack showed great care and concern about the medical issues discussed.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Excellent team headed by Dr.Pollack

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Pollack was very concerned about my diagnosis. He explained everything to me and recommended a follow-up in three months. He is a very professional yet caring doctor.

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