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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 10/25/2020, 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

316 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

60 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

I've been with Dr. Pollack for 7 years. Nothing but good things to say

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Very nice man very professional answered all my questionsHe's been my doctor for a few years now and he is terrific

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Pollack and staff were excellent. Very professional, very kind, listened to my concerns and made sure I was comfortable

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

I would definitely recommend Dr. Pollack

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Pollak is terrific

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Wonderful office they are professional and caring and I love Dr. Pollack

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

This was my first visit with Dr. Pollack. His communication skills are excellent and he put me at ease. During the visit I felt he listened to me. He actually listened to my concerns and responded directly to them. He did not rush my appointment and gave me the impression that he cared about my health. I wish I had a PCP with his bedside manner. He sees the glass half full, not half empty. He was a pleasure and I felt good about our visit.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

I was very pleased with my first visit with Dr. Pollock. He spoke to me after my procedure and put me at ease. I would visit him again with no worries.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

My experience at Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Pollack ......excellent!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr Pollack is very attentive. I really feel like he not only listens but hears what I am saying. I never feel rushed or as if I am inconvieniencing him.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

The experience was wonderful including the staff and doctor Pollack

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Pollack and staff was wonderful. Dr needs to update picture. I did not recognize him from photo.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Doctor Pollack listens, summarizes and reviews all aspects of patient care.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

The doctors office always very professional and courteous

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

we had a problem with the sound. the doctor was wonderful & called us using FaceTime on iphone

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

I have already recommended Dr.Pollack to friends . He was very patient with me asking questions and very thorough in explaining .

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

One of the more concise, thorough, and illuminating doctor appts I've ever had in my life. And this was just the initial visit.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Pollack is a person who not only listens but keeps you informed of your condition, explains completely what you have, what you will need to do and cares about his patients. I have great respect for this man.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

This was my initial visit with Dr. was excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

i was quite impressed with Dr Pollack! He actually sat and listened to me. He then proceeded to do a procedure that relieved my problem! i have to drive 90 minutes see him, and it is well worth it ! I hope to continue my care with him. One of the best doctors I have ever seen !!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

This was my first video visit, and it went very well. Dr. Pollack shared the screen to show me pertinent photos of my liver ducts. It discussed options of treatment. It was a very helpful visit.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Dr. Pollack is a very concerned doctor. He talks to you, he listens to you. He is courteous and respectful. Love his explanations, his kindness and concern for you. He has taken care of other family members. They too love and trust him. He is excellent at what he does! May he keep up the good work!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Pollack is very caring and attentive to his patients. He is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

dr pollack is wonderful! personable, knowledgeable and empathetic

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Again, Dr. Pollack was extremely good at what he does and very tuned into his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Again, I've already started recommending friends to Dr. Pollack.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Everyone from staff to the doctor was amazing explaining things to me and my wife.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr Michael Pollock is the Best!!! he is an excellent doctor and very kind and understanding!!! I wanted to send him a MyChart message but I was unable to on my chart I have the pictures in the circle of doctors that I saw five years ago only one time but his picture did not show up and I was unable to send him a message PLEASE keep in mind that for older people we are not savvy to the technology

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Michael Pollack is the best!!!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Pollack listened and was actively engaged

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

I trust Dr Polllack completely. He, his office, and the Landerbrook facility staff are terrific.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

already have recommended Dr. Pollack and the Lamderbrook facility to all of my friends and family. Dr. pollack has taken care of all of my familyZ

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Excellent physician, great experience

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr.Pollock is kind and knowledgeable and very patient answering all my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr. Pollack and his staff was very professionally during my medical visit.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr Pollack took his time to explain to me how he would proceed to help me with my procedure.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr. Pollack, his staff and the nurses at the surgery center are exceptonal, professional care givers.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr Pollack is so professional and amazing. An honor to be his patient

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr Pollack has been very helpful in showing that he cares about finding the root of my problem

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

From start to finish the entire experience was outstanding. Dr Pollack was great, as was the nurse who prepped me for the procedure, and the guy who sedated me.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Everyone was great! Liked *Dr. Pollack stopped to talk before I went in.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Pollack was easy to speak with, and listened to my concerns. He did not rush my visit , which was a gold star for me !

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Pollack is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Pollack's staff was excellent

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020


Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

my appointment went well the people working there as well as a doctor very friendly but very professional made you feel at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

very pleased and impressed by dr. pollock

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Pollack is very compassionate, listens well to me and I feel like we are partners in my care plan.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Pollack and his team are OUTSTANDING in every single way! Thank you so much for taking such good care of me...

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

All was very pleasant and I would definitely recommend Dr. Pollack! Thank you so much for your very kind care.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr Pollack, was/is very professional, this was my second colonoscopy w/ him-

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

The provider made me feel very comfortable and relaxed

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Pollack was wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr Pollock was very professional and reassuring throughout the entire process. From my first visit thru the completion of my procedure he was terrific.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Always easy to deal with Dr Pollock's office.Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Great doctor... would recommend to anyone needing his services

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Excellent initial consultation with Dr Pollack. I was recommended to see him and I was not disappointed.

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