Biography & Education

Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Residency: General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Texas Medical School of Houston
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
Fax 425-313-7175
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-386-2452
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Research

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.

Blog

Fecal incontinence: New treatment options

June 03, 2013

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 s...

Facts and myths about colorectal cancer

March 29, 2013

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: Ev...

Specialties

Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • 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
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgeons
  • Colorectal Surgeons
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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.

4.7 out of 5 (66 Ratings, 9 Comments)

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05/03/2015
Very positive experience and I have already recommended him to a friend.
Swedish Patient
100

03/17/2015
We like him a lot and we think he's very knowledge in his approach and in his manner.
Swedish Patient
100

01/21/2015
Dr. Pollack is competent & compassionate & I really appreciate that - he is helping me be better.
Swedish Patient
100

01/14/2015
Dr Pollack is a true professional that is kind and calm and full of humor and knowledge and dedication and I couldn't have had a better surgeon [...]
Swedish Patient
 

01/11/2015
Again, nonchalance regarding my condition, what test results were and follow up treatment. I waited three weeks to call about test results and was then told I had to come in again. After that visit, I had to call [...] to see if they even KNEW of me and schedule an appointment. It was made clear to me that Dr. Pollock's offfice would do this and it was not done.
Swedish Patient
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12/14/2014
Dr. Pollock is an outstanding physician, and I'm extremely thankful for his care during and after treatment for colon cancer. I have complete confidence in his abilities.
Swedish Patient
 

12/14/2014
very nice and compassionate. my father, brother and I really like Dr. Pollack.
Swedish Patient
100

12/03/2014
Dr. Pollock is an excellent and caring doctor.
Swedish Patient
100

09/15/2014
I appreciate that Dr. Pollack listens to all I have to say and pays attention to me, not his computer. He has a very affable, calming bedside manner, which is not always the case with surgeons. I have all the confidence in the world in his training, his competence, and his skill as a surgeon. He is an outstanding care provider.
Swedish Patient