Zachary T. Pollack, MD


Specialties
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
5350 Tallman Ave. NW
Tallman Building, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98107
206-781-6161
206-781-6208

General Information


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
  • Spanish
  • English
Personal Interests
Spending time with my family, Violin, Rock climbing, Skiing and Travel

Publications

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • 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
 

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.

4.3 out of 5 (60 Ratings, 15 Comments)

90

06/28/2016
The doctor is very nice, very friendly, and very knowledgeable. However, I am deaf in my left ear, and sometimes he is very hard to understand. He talks very fast, and [...] sometimes I have difficulty understanding what he says to me.
90

06/08/2016
Dr. Pollack is not my usual provider & I was uncertain about seeing a male OB/GYN but he was great & I really respected him. He did a wonderful job explaining my questions.
100

06/06/2016
I was very pleased and appreciation with my appt. This was my first appt with Dr. Pollack. He was thorough, professional, explained everything very well and seemed interested in my overall health. He and [...] work very well as a team.
100

06/05/2016
Dr. Pollack is a great doctor. You can tell he has genuine care for his patients.
100

05/31/2016
[...] my IUD placement did not go smoothly. Dr. Pollack prepared me for the procedure and explained everything he would be doing before it happened. [...] the measuring of my uterus and placement of the IUD was more painful than I expected - not his fault at all. I was visibly in pain, and he asked several times if I was okay or if I needed a break. At that point, I just wanted it to be over so I said no. I appreciated his concern. After the IUD was in place, he wanted to check the placement with an ultrasound because I had been in so much pain. [...] The ultrasound revealed [...] it had to be removed. [...] Dr. Pollack was very compassionate and expressed his apologies [...]. I could tell he felt genuinely sorry for the distress I was in. I wanted to understand what had gone wrong, and he took his time explaining it to me and making sure it all made sense. I never felt that he was in a rush to be done with our appointment [...]. He offered to talk about other forms of birth control, and we discussed that at length. [...] I know that things like this happen and I trust Dr. Pollack to do everything he can to minimize my discomfort. [...] I am happy to have Dr. Pollack as my OB-GYN. A lot of women I know are not comfortable having male providers, and I am always quick to share from my experience, which has been wholly positive in spite of my most recent visit.
100

04/17/2016
Dr. Pollock is awesome! He is very caring and gives clear explanations in terms that are easy to understand. He's very thorough and takes time to answer any and all questions. He was the only OGBYN to catch that I had migraines with auras and couldn't take certain kinds of birth control. I would recommend him to anyone!
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, […]
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.
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. [...]
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.
 

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 [...].
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.
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.
100

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

08/25/2015
My partner and I both really liked Dr Pollock and look forward to having him as our provider moving forward
5350 Tallman Ave. NW
Tallman Building, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98107
206-781-6208
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