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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

318 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

66 Patient Comments

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 11, 2021

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

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.

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 Dec 2, 2020

Dr. Pollack was professional, caring, and did a great job with my procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

I can't say enough good things about day of procedure. Every single person from receptionist to support staff & Dr Pollack were kind, warm and made me totally comfortable. in this time of extra stress for healthcare they go above and beyond and have my deep respect & appreciation. I worked at Mt Sinai for 25 yrs (Sr Exec Asst to VP of Pt Care Svcs) and Centers for Dialysis Care (Exec Asst tp Pres & CEO) so am extremely aware of stressors healthcare staff deal with; I applaud them for providing such a positive atmosphere!

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!

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