Darren Pollock
Darren Ronald Pollock, MD

Darren Ronald Pollock, MD

Darren Ronald Pollock, MD
Specialty

Colon/Rectal Surgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Abdominal Surgery, Anal Cancer, Anal Condyloma, Anal Surgery, Anorectal Disease, Cancer Institute, Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer Dx, Colon Cancer Prevention, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Rectal Prolapse, Ulcerative Colitis

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Additional Information:

Dr. Pollock specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus with an emphasis on the surgical management of benign and malignant disease. His primary interests include minimally invasive colon and rectal cancer surgery through laparoscopic and transanal approaches, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal disease and colonoscopy. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He believes in patient education and communication to give personalized care. 

Married with two children, Dr. Pollock enjoys cooking, physical fitness and travel.

Personal Interests

cooking, physical fitness

Medical School

University of Miami School of Medicine

Residency

General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital

Fellowship(s)

Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Texas Medical School of Houston

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages:

English

Professional Associations:

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and American College of Surgeons

Additional Information:

Dr. Pollock specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus with an emphasis on the surgical management of benign and malignant disease. His primary interests include minimally invasive colon and rectal cancer surgery through laparoscopic and transanal approaches, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal disease and colonoscopy. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He believes in patient education and communication to give personalized care. 

Married with two children, Dr. Pollock enjoys cooking, physical fitness and travel.

Aycinena JF, Cali JR, Pollock DR, Voloyiannis T, Pidala MJ, Newton TR, Bailey HR, Snyder MJ. Anodermal Flaps for the Treatment of Complex Transsphincteric Anal Fistulas. Colon and Rectal Clinic of Houston, Houston, TX. Poster Presentation ASCRS. November 2010.

Tempel MB, Pearson EG, Pollock DR, Gilmore-Lynch K, Sklow B, Peche WJ, Snyder MJ. Complications in Patients Undergoing Transanal Hemorrhoidopexy with Dearterialization. Colon and Rectal Clinic of Houston, Houston, TX. Department of Surgery, University of Utah. Abstract. Submitted ASCRS. November 2010.

Fecal incontinence: New treatment options

If you have been living with incontinence, you may have modified your daily activities around bowel movements.  Some people become homebound, fearing an accident in public. 

The good news is that you don’t have to live with incontinence.  Over the last few years, more treatment options have become available which can provide additional ways of improving lifestyle.

What is the cause of incontinence?

Both men and women can be affected by incontinence.  There are several causes of incontinence.  The most common causes include damage to the anal muscles or nerves during childbirth.

After a thorough history and physical examination, you and your physician will formulate a treatment plan that is right for you.  One or more treatment options may be recommended to address your particular symptoms:

Facts and myths about colorectal cancer

March is Colorectal Awareness Month and I would like to invite anyone over the age of 50 who has not had their first screening colonoscopy to come in and get screened.

If Colorectal Awareness Month isn’t motivation enough to get you through our door, let me convince you by sharing a few facts and by debunking some of the myths surrounding colorectal cancer, colonoscopy, and the preparation:

  • Fact: In 2013, American Cancer Society reports that colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer-related cause of death in the United States.
  • Fact: Approximately 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year. 55,000 will
    die from colorectal cancer.
  • Myth: Colorectal Cancer is more common in men.
    (Fact: Colorectal cancer is diagnosed in as many women as men.)
  • Myth: No signs or symptoms mean I do not need to be screened.
    (Fact: Even if you are asymptomatic you should get screened. When a colorectal cancer is found and treated in its early stages, the 5 year survival rate is approximately 90%.)

Colonoscopy is still recognized as the best, and most accurate test used to diagnose colorectal cancer...

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Offices

Colon & Rectal / Issaquah
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
Phone: 425-313-7075
Fax: 425-313-7175
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Colon & Rectal Clinic / First Hill
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-386-6600
Fax: 206-386-2452
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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