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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 11/6/2022, 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

248 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

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Office staff were all very pleasant and Dr Pollack was great !

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Dr pollack was wonderful & very caring and reassuring

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr Pollack is the best and his staff are awesome also. Very happy with practice.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Always recommend Dr Pollack

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Pollack and the staff is very friendly and explains everything thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr. Pollack and his team were very professional and thorough when talking to me before, during and after my procedure. I would like to thank Dr. Pollack, Connie, Missy, Michele and the other nurses that were helpful at putting me at ease too.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

This was the first time I had met Dr. Pollack and was very pleased overall with him. His staff made me feel very comfortable and I would recommend him to family and friends!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Great experience. Dr. Was very good in his explanations of my health issues. Made proper referral.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

I've been with Dr. Pollack for many years and have recommended him to a number of friends and family.He is thorough in discussing details, and listens to me and answers my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Pollack took the time to make my husband understand all that will happen to him with surgery.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Love *Dr. Pollack! Great physician who is caring and compassionate. Would and do recommend to others.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

It was very easy. Dr. Pollack was very easy to talk to& always trys to help.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. Pollack always gives the best care.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Took too long to see Dr Pollack.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

The Doctor was very nice and explained everything

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr Pollack and his entire staff were outstanding. Excellent experience.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

I couldn't say enough good things about the entire experienceDr. Pollack, his staff and the centers staff were beyond excellent!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Pollack is an exceptional human being and exceptional doctor. His care during and more importantly after my procedure is beyond compare. Personal touch is an understatement for how much this doctor cares about his patients. I am so lucky to have him on my care team.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Excellent doc in all respects

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

I consider myself so fortunate to have Dr. Pollack as my doctor. He's super responsive, answers all my questions, very thorough, professional and a really good guy

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr. Pollack, is very nice. He has 0 bedside manner. The fact the assistant takes you to an exam room and then you go and he sits behind a desk, reclining in his seat is mind-boggling. He only half listens. I left feeling as if he didn't care I was still having a lot of stomach pain and not eating. This is hard for me because I feel I need to change gastrologist now. I didn't feel as if I was a person - just a thing he had to do

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Pollack! He was fantastic.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr.Pollack is a very companionate doctor.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

My doctor cares more about his reputation than my care.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Physician was excellent, one of the very best I see at CCF.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Pollack, CRNA, the bedside RN and both personnel in the procedure room were pleasant, efficient and cared for all my needs

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Pollack is very attentive to all of my concerns.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

A tremendous experience as always. Dr. Pollack is the ultimate professional! I know I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Excellent doctor and staff!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

All the people involved are pleasant to work with in getting prepared for the procedure as well as the doctor too.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr Pollack has always worked to provide a good experience.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

It was a good experience- Dr. Pollack followed up with the results via MyChart and explained everything.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Pollack has great bedside manner and communication skills. At the out-patient procedure, he sat with me to explain the reason and process. In recovery, he stuck his head into the room each time he passed by to inquire as to how I was doing. He called my home after-hours the next day to check on my recovery and to explain future steps to monitor my condition. In my experience it is rare for a doctor to personally call, especially after 6pm, to make sure I understood test results and to give me a chance to ask questions.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Pollack is the BEST. Listens to you and is always on target with my symptoms. I most definitely would recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr Pollock was fantastic. Thoughtful, courteous and compassionate. Took his time!

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