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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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.

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

296 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

70 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

This was such a quick and effective way to be able to have a visit with Dr. Pollack! I hope it will continue as an option.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

explained everything well & listened to my problem & concerns - awesome doctor

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Dr Pollack is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

The Doctor, Dr Pollack was great. He did everything I could have hoped for. High praise to him.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Pollack has been wonderful. This is my second time with him and he has always listened, been helpful and informative.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

all good best staff ever. great music Best Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Pollack is always very nice. He calls you at home when you have a problem or concern. great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Interacting with Dr. Pollack was a good experience.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Pollocks office has been great.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Pollock is new to me as my past Doctor retired. He has been wonderful from the time we had a meeting to see if I thought he would be a good doctor going forward through my proceedure.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

best dr and staff

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr.Pollack is most likely your hardest working clinician. His extensive and competent knowledge base allowed me to trust his medical opinion. use of electronic health record in my presence conveyed transparency and addresses all my questions and concerns. Follow up on lab results with phone call discussion set my mind at ease and in treaded my respect for just how vested he is in being a caring doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

appreciated extra efforts Dr.Siegel (surgery) and Pollack went to in order to facilitate my evaluation and ultimate surgery at Hill test

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr. Pollack is the best and I tell everyone!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

excellent physician

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Pollack is a compassionate kind person. He's a great diagnostician. I always feel the utmost confidence in him when I need his services.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Very caring made me feel at ease. Explained everything . Best doctor ever.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Pollack explained things to me and was concerned that I understand the condition and my situation. He always seems to be caring and makes me feel that my health is of interest and concern to him. I would easily recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

DR. Pollack was great.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr Pollack and his staff are fabulous! They make you feel comfortable in every situation. They are all so kind and Dr. Pollack is very thorough. I have recommended him to several people.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr Pollack is very compassionate. He listens to and makes every effort to address every concern.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Pollack is great, kind and wonderful

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

great experience for a first time colonoscopy. my nurse was a true pro with bed side manner and placing my IV. anesthesiologist was great and so was Dr. Pollack

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.

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