Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Cancer Center
- Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
- Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
- Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
- Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
- Sphincter Sparing Surgery
- Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Fissures
- Anal Fistula
- Anorectal Disease
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer Research
- Crohn's Disease
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Lynch Syndrome
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY USA
Medical Education - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY USA
Medical Education - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Research & Publications
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As of 12/5/2019, 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Liska receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
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.
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83 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019
Talked primarily to Dr Liska and the stoma nurse. Both were very nice and polite and explained everything of what was going on
Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019
Total satisfaction. Dr. Liska and staff the very best. Couldn't ask for more.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
Dr. Liska took time to field all my questions and was very kind.
Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019
David Liska is one of the best if not the best doctor I have ever met. He is very professional and is concerned about his patients and their well being. Talk's to you and gives his professional advice as if you were a friend. As far as I'm concerned he saved my life. Over 2 years now cancer free after stage 4 colorectal cancer. Thanks Dr. Liska.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019
Dr. Liska was excellent - most thorough and comprehensive questioning and consultation I've ever had.
Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019
The medical staff was absolutely wonderful. The physician had an amazing bed side manner, listened to everything that I had to say, and really took the time to acknowledge and discuss. Fantastic experience!
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
All of the clerical people I dealt with were cheerful, competent and professional. Nurses in prep room were very caring and reassuring to a nervous Nellie like myself. Nurses in procedure room were terrific, especially nurse anesthetist. Dr Liska explained everything well and was professional and kind.
Reviewed on May 11, 2019
*Dr. Liska and team awesome!!
Reviewed on May 3, 2019
He is a great doctor he actually takes the time to listen to me and in the very nice to me and my family I couldn't ask for anybody else
Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019
I loved my doctor. He was kind and caring and made me feel at ease about my procedure and confident in him.
Reviewed on Apr 7, 2019
*Dr. Liska, and his staff were fantastic. Very kind took time to address my needs and calm my nerves. God blessed me with these wonderful drs. and staff!!
Reviewed on Mar 31, 2019
*Dr. Liska and *Dr. Debanardo worked well together to coordinate both surgeries at the same time. They, and their teams, made me feel at ease before surgery. I had no doubts that I was in excellent hands!
Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019
Dr. Liska is one of the best doctor's i have ever had. Great bedside manner. When i had a question, He explained in "my" terms. i have great respect and gratitude for Dr. Liska.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019
Dr Liska is a great doctor who always shows great concern and coassion. He is always informative and takes whatever time I need for the appointment
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