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
  • 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
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 18 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
  • Colon and Rectal 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 11/27/2018, 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.

* 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

78 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

11 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

I am so thankful for Dr. Liska. He not only is smart about my Crohn's condition and history, he is very caring as we think though my medical options.

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