Biography & Education

Biography
I believe that good medical care and the best outcomes for mothers and babies are achieved by listening to patients and respecting their needs and concerns. I see my role as an educator and strive to create a personalized plan of care for all my patients. I emphasize preventive health and view pregnancy as a normal and natural part of a womans life cycle.
Specialties
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Residency: University of California San Francisco at Fresno
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Personal Interests
Spending time with my family, Violin, Rock climbing, Skiing and Travel

Care Locations

5350 Tallman Ave. N.W.
Tallman Building, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-781-6208
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Skin Growths/Benign
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy (Laparoscopic)
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Problems
  • Breast Disorders
  • Cervical Cap Fitting
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervix Dysplasia
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraception
  • Cryotherapy
  • Disease Prevention
  • Electric Cervical Cone Bx-LEEP
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocele
  • Family Planning
  • Fibroids
  • Genital Warts
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hysterectomy (Laparascopic Supracervical)
  • Hysterectomy Vaginal (Laparoscopic-assisted)
  • Hysteroscopic Ablation
  • Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence (Female)
  • Irregular Periods
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Loop Electrical Excisional Procedure
  • Low-Risk Childbirth
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Multiple Pregnancy
  • Myomectomy (Hysteroscopic)
  • Myomectomy (Laparascopic)
  • Obstetrics Gynecology
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cyst Removal
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Floor Problems
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Relaxation Surgery
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Pregnancy Termination - First Term
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction - Female
  • Sterilization
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Swedish OB/GYN Specialists - Ballard
  • Tubals (Laparoscopic)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Sling Procedure
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Women's Health

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.2 out of 5 (56 Ratings, 15 Comments)

80

03/01/2016
My husband and I were both very confident about Dr. Pollack's knowledge and his empathy, and he did his best to communicate the situation very clearly to us and answer all our questions to our satisfaction. However […], he seems to have a little difficulty with the speed of his speech. […], we were prepared for this and it didn't impact our visit, but I would unfortunately feel some hesitation in recommending him to a friend or family member because I think if […] we had not both been ready to listen very attentively and feel confident in asking clarifying questions when needed, or even if we were not both relatively well-educated and used to complex terminology, we might have had difficulty his speech patterns, or even felt stressed by them. We both got the sense that he was a great doctor with an otherwise fantastic manner, […]
Swedish Patient
90

02/23/2016
Dr Pollack speaks extremely quickly and mumbles a bit. He is very conscientious and I trust his medical judgment, but communication could be strengthened by just slowing down a bit.
Swedish Patient
60

02/15/2016
He was running a little behind....no big deal. Entered the room and dove right into things, speaking a little too fast. He needs to take the time to slow down a bit and create a more calming, relaxed environment. [...]
Swedish Patient
90

01/26/2016
I experienced considerable upper abdominal bloating after the medical procedures which lasted 2 days. I was not informed this may occur and researched online to find the information on post-procedure side effect.
Swedish Patient
 

12/15/2015
He was great! And found out that a medication I have been taking for YEARS put me at increased risk of stroke because I have [...]. My previous OBGYN and NP both missed this [...].
Swedish Patient
100

12/08/2015
Dr Pollack is one of the best doctors I have routinely seen. He is friendly, very knowledgeable, and will explain things throughly. I highly recommend him.
Swedish Patient
20

10/14/2015
Explained several concerns right when we met & he asked how things were going. He stated I was lucky for having such an easy pregnancy. He clearly hadn't read my chart [...]. Will never go to this dr. again.
Swedish Patient
100

09/29/2015
Always a great experience, thank you for taking such good care of me
Swedish Patient
 

08/25/2015
My partner and I both really liked Dr Pollock and look forward to having him as our provider moving forward
Swedish Patient
50

08/04/2015
Seems like he has pressured speech. Talked a lot but didn't listen much. Makes me feel anxious.
Swedish Patient
 

07/08/2015
I did not feel the doctor completed a thorough annual exam and I left feeling dissatisfied with a negative experience.
Swedish Patient
40

07/07/2015
I am sure that Dr. Pollack is very skilled and a good doctor. He spoke so fast, though, and nervously, that my mind was racing to understand him so I could not digest or think about what he was saying. At this visit he gave me a lot of information, which it seemed he was reading off a script. The information was very important but we did not have a back-and-forth conversation about it because I was just barely keeping up, he seemed to be moving very quickly, and he didn't prompt me to ask meaningful questions.
Swedish Patient
 

06/19/2015
This was an overall frustrating visit. It was my first time with Swedish, and my first time with this Doctor. I scheduled a pap smear as I had not gotten one in a little over a year and my husband and I are in the process of trying to get pregnant. The doctor decided that I did not need a pap smear and only gave me minimal education on the timing of when I could possibly conceive. I felt the entire appointment was a waste of time since I was never given the pap smear and no other kind of check up.
Swedish Patient
60

06/02/2015
He was very knowledgeable but spoke very softly and very quickly - hard to understand.
Swedish Patient
100

06/02/2015
Doctor Pollock is the best. I have been seeing him in the office for almost 5 years as part of a surgical follow-up. His technical and communication skills are excellent.
Swedish Patient