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

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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 10/21/2018, 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

237 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

36 Patient Comments

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!!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

I was a bit apprehensive about the results of the test that Dr. Pollack when I mentioned this to him he immediately set my mind at ease by explaining the test results in a way that I could understand he even used pen and paper to illustrate what the test was following up on a yearly basis. I left his office feeling at ease having my questions answered.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr. Pollack is a wonderful doctor and a kind and caring human being.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Thank you for being a very attentive doctor! Your care and bed side manners are excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

dr pollack is amazing. he got me in even though he schedule was suppose to be booked completed according to appointment line. he took the time to listen and get test done in a timely manner. he even called me out of his work orders to make sure my issue with my prescription was taken care of. he is truly the epitome of world class care!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

I was called into the Doctor's office within minutes of my visit.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

everyone treated me very kindly. Dr. Pollack was wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr Pollack is a caring Dr. listens and takes his time with you.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Dr Pollack and his assistant Patty and office very helpful, always gets back to me when I call, justalways concetn and helpful with my ulcerative colitis

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

Dr. Pollack is the most caring and empathetic doctor I've ever met

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Pollack is the most responsive, respectful, and knowledgeable doctor I've worked with in my life. I had an emergency surgical experience (in another state) and Dr. Pollack assisted me from thousands of miles away, and continues to care for me, upon my return, sometimes calling me after hours to check in with me, and to plan our next step. His specific attention to detail, extensive documentation, and willingness to listen, is not only refreshing, but, appreciated. He's the absolute best! Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

the entire team made my colonoscopy go extremely easy. my nurses Sara and Michelle were amazing. they made me feel very comfortable. the easiest colonoscopy I ever had!!!! I will definitely recommend Dr Pollock to family and friends. loved him and his team!!!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Dr Pollack is hands down the best GI Dr I have ever worked with. He listens and really does try to help you. I referred a family friend to him they "loved" him as well. easy to talk to and explains what you don't understand. He

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

the dr escorted me into his office

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr. Pollack is a wonderful doctor and I wouldn't go to anyone else.

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