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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
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • 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
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgery for Desmoid Tumors
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
View all 60 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 Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Desmoid Disease
  • Desmoid Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fap
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hereditary Polyposis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Intestinal Polyps
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Health
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 53 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 - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Colorectal Surgery
New York, NY USA

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


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for David Liska, 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 12/11/2022, Dr. Liska 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

131 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

In just one meeting with Dr. Liska, I felt very comfortable and cared for. I found him kind and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Doctor Liska and the staff are wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Liska and staff are absolutely amazing! They listen and address your concern's immediately. I have never waited in the office for unreasonable time.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. Liska asks questions and is attentive to my needs for follow up care.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Absolutely view Dr. Liska and the staff as God send to me with my cancer diagnosis. Everything is always well explained and reasoning given.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Would highly recommend Dr. D. Liska and his team.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

My whole experience was wonderful Dr. Liske checked me very thoroughly he searched to make sure everything looked good, nothing concerning everything satisfactory. Very very polite and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

The team that joined my doctor was interested in what he was doing and played attention as he spoke while examining me explaining what he say no problems

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Very impressed with the complete process. Especially Dr. Liska.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Seeing as it was my first time meeting Dr. Liska, I thought he was attentive and made sure he answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Staff was extremely helpful and nice. We absolutely love Anna! She has been so helpful during this experience! Dr. Liska was very knowledgeable and took the time to listen.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr Liska is fantastic

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

This appointment had to be rescheduled and Lisa Laguardia did an outstanding job in making this all happen. High marks to Lisa and Dr. Liska and Dr Walsh's staff.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Can not say enough good things about Dr Liska and his fellow from Ireland. Very responsive to my questions before, during, and after my pouchoscopy.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

*Dr. David Liska went above and beyond to make my surgery a possibility. I will be forever grateful for his care!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

I will definitely recommend this hosp., from the cleaning staff, to nurses, to dr.'s it was awesome care!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

*Dr. Liska is the best surgeon. He has compassion & cares!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr Liska was kind and concerned with my comfort, much appreciated

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. Liska did a great job of listening to me as a patient, and giving me ways to help with my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr Liska and his staff were tremendous

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Dr. Liska, his team and the CC is the most extraordinary medical experience available today. I always leave my appointments confident that I will be helped by the best.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

My experience with CC began 5 years ago and Dr. Liska and the great care saved my life.At every opportunity, I recommend CC.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr Liska and his staff are compassionate and attentive to me and my family.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

*Dr. Liska and his office are amazing!

Reviewed on May 30, 2022

*Dr. David Liska was outstanding and very caring. Also really liked his team.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Lisha and his team.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

I will always highly recommend this hospital and *Dr. Liska!

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr Liska and resident very attentive to issues I was having

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Dr Liska and his staff are the best.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr was great. Listened attentively and answered all my questions

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