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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, German
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Resection Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Surgery for Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Desmoid Tumors
  • Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
View all 59 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the Large Bowel
  • Carcinoma of the Small Bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Desmoid Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hereditary Polyposis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Intestinal Polyps
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 48 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
General Surgery
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 3/25/2024, Dr. Liska has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

191 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

I had a very good experience meeting my doctor !

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Excellent doctor!! I would highly recommend Dr. Liska. He took the time to come see me before my procedure. Very thankful he's my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Liska was everything that I expect from the Cleveland Clinic: outstanding Physician!!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Always a pleasure with Dr.Liska. Glad he's still there, it's nice to see someone I can recognize.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Liska is always so caring and listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr Liska and staff get an A+

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Liska is very compassionate, and is at all times concerned about my comfort level.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr. David Liska and Kristina - nurse practitioner are top notch. Always willing to answer any questions. Very quick with response. Schedulers always schedule me same day appointments knowing I come from Kentucky to Cleveland. Very attentive to my needs.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Liska was great ! Explained everything pros and cons was very nice and came to see me 3 days in row to check post surgery .

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

I consider Dr Liska as one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. I would and have recommended him to others without reservation

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

It's been since before the pandemic that I saw Dr. Liska, due to not only the pandemic but also two rounds of cancer. I was thrilled to see Dr. Liska, who in his typical way took great care of me. I,ve never felt better with my severe Crohn's disease. Very grateful to Dr. Liska. He's excellent!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Liska is amazing and I'm so thankful

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

I would highly recommend cleveland clinic colorectal. Dr Liska and his team are amazing

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

Dr. Liska & his staff were excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Liska was very thorough and caring in sharing tough news.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Words cannot describe the respect I have for Dr Liska. His professionalism, guidance through the process, and obvious care for his patients are unparalleled.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Liska is incredible. He gets an A+. The best

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Excellent Dr. Liska

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Liska is wonderful! Very caring and an exceptional listener who truly cares about his patients. I would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Liska and his nurse Kristina are awesome!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

I am highly impressed with the Doctor and team's professionalism and knowledge of best practices.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr Liska is amazing and I am so grateful to him and his staff. It's not easy to have to go in and do sigmoidoscopies, discuss bowel issues ect. Dr Liska makes you comfortable and I trust him. He has helped me maintain a good quality of life while helping fight this horrible disease. Recently polyps were found during my sigmoidoscopy and I was so upset. Dr Liska sent a my chart message at 130 am on a Saturday telling me the results of MRI . It was good news and I was so thankful I was able to find out so quickly. He is truly dedicated and I would go nowhere else.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Best Doctor at CCF!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

*Dr. David Liska, *Dr. Michael Goldenshluger, *Dr. Sam Haywood, *Hannah Pratt PA all were amazing!!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Liska and his nurse practitioner have always addressed any concerns I may have had. They thoroughly answer all my questions. Dr. Liska himself shows so much compassion and discussed options if available. He listens attentively.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr David is amazing A*****

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr.Liska & staff excel in knowledge, professionalism, courtesy, & respect.I am always a person first, as well as a patient. My concerns are evaluated and handled with urgency when needed. Dr.Liska & staff enable me to receive proper care which allows me to live the best possible life with my condition.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Liska solved where the source of my sepsis was and it was confirmed 10 days later. Dr. Liska is phenomenal!!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Liska is awesome! He had already read up on my long medical history which impressed me. He is very knowledgable and caring. I would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Liska and staff at Cleveland Clinic were great as always.

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