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

Appointed
2014

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA
2007

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2004

Internship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Rotating
Cleveland, OH USA
2002

Medical Education - Yeshiva University - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY USA
2001

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Advanced therapeutic endoscopy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/24/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

285 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

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Pollack is great, kind and wonderful

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr Pollack and his office and surgical team is very professional and kind and helpful.. They made me comfortable and I was not nervous. Thank you all.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr Pollack is the BEST.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Pollack was very concerned and attentive to my issues. He was incredibly helpful and showed enormous compassion.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Dr Pollack was extremely accessible throughout both before and after my appointment. He also respectfully addressed all my concerns real and imagined. Thank You

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

This was my first appointment with a gastroenterologist. He was absolutely the best doctor I have seen at Cleveland Clinic in the 25 years I have been a patient here. I would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr. Pollack is awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Pollak was very nice and I felt very comfortable with him, knowing he had my best interest in mind.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

The Doctor's office actually reached out to us a follow-up to her hospital visit and scheduled an appointment. Very proactive.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Pollack was outstanding.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

I am very satisfied and happy that I switched to Cleveland Clinic all of the Doctors have done superior work.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Pollack gave me the utmost respect, showed sincere concern for all of my health issues, he is very professional and has a likable personality.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. Pollack since he came on staff when dr. Kessler retired. He is a most compassionate and caring kind person. He is always patient and thorough and listens well to what I have to say. I could not be happier with my doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

my experience couldn't have gone better. Staff was outstanding and Dr Pollack explained everything clearly.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

very happy with the staff and Dr Pollack.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

dr. Pollack's office great, between my schedule and doctors schedule hard to do sometimes. but his office, patty always makes it work.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

already knew dr. Pollack's glad I'm on board

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

I had the highest regards for Dr. Pollack

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

I am very happy to have found Dr. Pollack.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. Pollack and staff were all very kind , respectful and courteous.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

it was a wonderful experience mostly because of my physicians ability to listen to all of my concerns. Further, the staff was very helpful and kind!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

I received excellent care by Dr Pollack and his team

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

The Pollack is a wonderful, caring physician

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

I really appreciated Dr Pollocks efforts to include all of the physicians I'm currently working with trying to figure things out. great collaboration, feel very confident with plan of care moving forward.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Pollack was excellent

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Again Dr. Pollack is a very kind and considerate doctor who takes time with his patients

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Doctor Pollack has been a very good doctor, both in his expertise and and importantly in his personal approach to make me feel very comfortable. believe I'm fortunate to have a doctor with his professional approach and and personal concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

way overbooking. never got a phone call explaining the results of my test. did not know what to do. e-mailed him and it took a week to get a response. called back for a follow up appointment and I can't see him for 2 months. probably going to find another doctor with university

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Pollack is a excellent physican.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

It was an very positive experience. Was very happy with the provider.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

dr pollack deserves a 10 on a scale from 1 to 5

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

I am going to tell everyone to come to Dr.Pollack.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Very good staff. Dr Pollack, nice guy. Explains everything.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

dr pollack is an amazing man. He (and his staff) are top notch and i am lucky to have him as my doctor

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr Pollock is very kind, caring and understanding.I'm a "repeat customer" of Dr Pollock.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

I've always had good relations with Dr. Pollack.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Excellent experience including a pre-appointment call back from Dr Pollack.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Pollack worked me into his schedule on a day he was doing procedures at the hospital. Our time together was short, but very useful !

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Pollack has a kind and gentle demeanor and treats me as a whole person, not just my ulcerative colitis. He is always informative about current research regarding my specific concerns and puts me at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Pollack and staff without any hesitation.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

This is a totally good experience and consistently so. Every one in the office takes part in making the patient comfortable and relaxed. Tuyhe atmosphere is unique. From the doctor to all of his associates make the patient feel that they are sincerely concerned about patient. Thank you for being who you are.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

As a fan of UH, I have to say Dr. Pollack & his team were amazing! My appointment earlier this year and last week. Thanks for taking such good care of me.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

this team of doctor and assistants work so well together. i felt very comfortable knowing i was getting such great care. thank you

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Pollack was very nice to my granddaughter. He explained things so she could understand. He also made her feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr Pollack and his staff were all very caring and took the time to make sure I was comfortable.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr. Pollock was kind and did a great job

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

always a pleasant experience seeing Dr Pollack. He makes you feel comfortable talking about your conditions.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

My experience was very good. Dr. Pollack is an excellent doctor and his care and service to me before and after the procedure was excellent.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

I have never experienced any negatively with my Doctor, Dr. appts., or the staff. And you all have been patient with my health. Thank you

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Pollack always fits me in even if he has a full schedule! To me, this is genuine caring!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Pollack called me the evening I had called and listened to the problems I was having and gave me advice to get to the EGD he had the office schedule. He really listened and I felt empathized with the GI struggles I was having. The office staff Patty was very helpful and even when we played phone tag she wasn't frustrated but seemed to really want to get me scheduled quickly.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

The staff at the endoscopy clinic work together like a well oiled machine. the nurses were reassuring and displayed confidence in their skills, which eased my nerves. Dr. Pollack was there to talk with me before the sedation for the procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

I Dr Pollack is fantastic! Under the scariest of circumstances, the most embarrassing situation, Dr Pollack is professional, compassionate and a very kind human being. I'm so thankful to have him as a doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Pollack is extremely professional, yet personable and friendly. He made me feel very relaxed and comfortable dealing with and describing, what to me is an embarrassing and uncomfortable problem.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

all around good experience and I liked Dr. Pollack very much.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

*Dr. Pollack was recommended by downtown clinic gastro docs. Have a friend who works there & she asked. They said all are great but *Pollack & one other are exceptional.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Dr. Pollack is not only professional, but has a very calming manner about him. Put my mind at ease!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

this doctor is very caring. so lucky to have found him

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Pollack came highly recommended for his exceptional care and skill. both I feel were excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr Pollack is a phenomenal doctor who I have great respect for. My mom took me to the procedure and was impressed with him. She is scheduling her next colonoscopy with Dr Pollack.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

excellent doctor very patient wonderful to talk to really enjoyed the visit

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr Pollack is absolutely amazing!! very kind and caring to all of his patients. my procedure went beautifully and everyone was very professional and made me feel at ease. I would recommend Dr Piollack and his facility to everyone!! He's the BEST!!

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