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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.7000
Desk:
216.444.9219
Fax:
216.445.8627

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

Appointed
2015

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2014

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
General Surgery
New York, NY USA
2013

Medical Education - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Colorectal Surgery
New York, NY USA
2010

Medical Education - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA
2006

Certifications

  • 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 12/13/2020, 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

152 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

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

I've been having these checkups annually since 1993. This is the first time I have had Dr. Liska, now that Dr. Church has retired. Everything went very smoothly: Dr. Liska and those worked with him were superb efficient, professional and friendly, which I like a lot.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Liska and Nurse Christina were both exceptionally knowledgeable, approachable, and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr David is great he is world class Dr and well suited for the CCF

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

I would rather see the dr in person. very impersonal having appointment over the internet. I didn't like the setting, the dr was great.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr Liska is always very thorough and explains everything he let you know the good the bad and let you make your decision. I definitely recommend him to family friends anybody that I think May benefit from seeing him

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr. Liska is excellent in making you aware of options and how each option may affect the patient, good or bad. He is vert thorough and answers all your questions.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

I thank *Dr. Liska for always explaining my surgery. He is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Sommovilla is excellent and has taken exceptional care of me. Clearly describes procedures and risks involved in a way I can understand and answered all of my questions in depth.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

The care shown by Dr. Liska could not have been better. My wife (who also participated) were impressed by the matter of fact yet kind way that he spoke with us. Excellent!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

I was impressed by not onlly Dr. Liska but the technology as well.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2021

Dr. Liska offered a Sunday morning appointment. Amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

*Dr. Liska's whole staff is awesome those calling, scheduling, nurses intake and medical staff.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Liska cares. He listens well, communicates clearly, and is careful to be direct but in a way that is easy to receive.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2020

*Dr. Daivd Liska was amazing in explaining my situation & expectations. He did all he could do during my surgery even though it ended up being very challenging. He explained the result after surgery in detail with my wife. I am beyond grateful to have *Dr. Liska as my surgeon. Excellent surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr. Liska is excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Liska and his entire team have been wonderful to work with. His dedication to dealing with my specific health issues and challenges has been outstanding. Dr. Liska has incredible skills, knowledge , and compassion. I have nothing but immense admiration and respect for Dr. Liska and his entire health team!!!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Great experience with Dr. Liska! Very open to bouncing treatment ideas and options for me.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

This was first time we had contact with Dr Lusaka, seems like a good person

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

DR. Liska was excellent. He spent the necessary time to answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Doctors went out of their way to communicate with each other regarding my care and surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Liska is terrific. He listens and cares about the best options for my treatment and health. I'm truly grateful that he is one of my Cleveland Clinic doctors.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr Liska explained everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

None better than Dr Liska and his staff

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

We had a very good experience with Dr. Liska. He was patient with our questions and answered them fully. Besides being very informative, he also was very warm and personable which are wonderful things to find in the bedside manner of a doctor, especially when dealing with such a serious diagnosis. I look forward to having him involved in my daughter's care.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Dr Liska is the best!! love him!

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