Darren Ronald Pollock, MD


Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Accepting New Patients
751 NE Blakely Drive
Suite 4535
Issaquah, WA 98029
425-313-7075
206-386-2452
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-6600
206-386-2452
1861508582

General Information


Biography

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.

Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Parkland Memorial Hospital, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Texas Medical School of Houston, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and American College of Surgeons
Personal Interests
cooking, physical fitness

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...

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal surgery
  • altemeier procedure
  • anal abscess
  • anal cancer
  • anal cerclage
  • anal dilation
  • anal dysplasia
  • anal fissure
  • anal fistula
  • anal fistula repair
  • anal incontinence surgery
  • anal pain
  • anal polyp
  • anal spasm
  • anal sphincterotomy
  • anal stenosis
  • anal ulcer
  • anal warts
  • anorectal abnormalities
  • anorectal cancer
  • anorectal disease
  • anorectal myectomy
  • anoscopy
  • appendiceal carcinoid
  • appendix cancer
  • benign carcinoid of colon
  • benign carcinoid tumor of rectum
  • benign carcinoid tumor of small bowel
  • benign neoplasm of colon
  • bladder fistula
  • bleeding hemorrhoids
  • blood in stool
  • bowel resection
  • cancer
  • cancer of ge junction
  • cancer surgery
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • colectomy
  • colitis
  • colon stenting
  • colonic polyps
  • colonoscopy
  • colorectal malignancy
  • colorectal screening
  • colostomy
  • colovaginal fistula
  • condylomata acuminata
  • constipation
  • cryoablation
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • delorme procedure
  • diverticular disease
  • diverticulitis
  • diverticulosis
  • endoscopic mucosal resection
  • enterovesical fistula
  • excision of external hemorrhoidal tags and papillae
  • excision single external papilla or tag anus
  • familial polyposis
  • fecal incontinence
  • fissurectomy
  • foreign body in anus and rectum
  • foreign body in intestine and colon
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric ulcer surgery
  • gastric volvulus
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastroduodenal fistula
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • gastrojejunostomy
  • genital warts
  • hematochezia
  • hematuria
  • hemicolectomy
  • hemorrhoid treatment
  • hemorrhoidopexy stapling
  • hemorrhoids
  • hemorrhoids with complications
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • idiopathic megacolon
  • ileitis
  • ileo-anal anastomosis
  • ileo-colonic fistula
  • ileoscopy
  • ileostomy
  • incision and drainage of deep pelvirectal abscess
  • incision and drainage of perianal abscess
  • incision of anal septum
  • intestinal obstruction
  • laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection of the rectum
  • laparoscopic anterior resection
  • laparoscopic cecectomy
  • laparoscopic colectomy
  • laparoscopic rectal prolapse repair
  • laparoscopic sigmoidectomy
  • laparoscopy
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • liposarcoma
  • low anterior resection
  • malignant carcinoid tumor of colon
  • malignant carcinoid tumor of rectum
  • malignant neoplasm of colon
  • malignant neoplasm of liver
  • malignant rectal neoplasm
  • megacolon
  • megarectum
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • metastatic colon cancer
  • mile's resection
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • obstipation
  • paracolostomy hernia
  • parastomal hernia
  • partial colectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic mass
  • perianal haematoma
  • peridiverticular abscess
  • personal history of colonic polyps
  • pilonidal cyst
  • polypectomy
  • proctectomy
  • proctitis
  • proctocolectomy
  • proctoplasty for stenosis
  • proctosigmoidoscopy
  • prolapse colostomy
  • pseudopolyposis of colon
  • radiation proctitis
  • rectal abscess
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal fistula
  • rectal hemorrhage
  • rectal pain
  • rectal polyp
  • rectal prolapse
  • rectocele
  • rectourethral fistua
  • rectovaginal fistula
  • recurrent colorectal cancer
  • refashioning of colostomy
  • removal anal seton marker
  • repair anal fistula
  • repair of anal fistula with fibrin glue
  • repair of paracolostomy hernia
  • repair of rectal prolapse
  • repair of rectocele
  • repair of rectourethral fistula
  • repair of rectovaginal fistula
  • revision of colostomy
  • seton placement
  • severe dysplasia of rectum
  • sigmoid volvulus
  • sigmoidectomy
  • sigmoidoscopy
  • solesta
  • sphincteroplasty
  • sphincterotomy
  • staging laparotomy
  • stromal tumor of intestine
  • subtotal colectomy
  • surgical staging
  • surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis
  • tenesmus
  • transrectal drainage of pelvic abscess
  • ulcerative colitis
  • volvulus of colon

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.

4.8 out of 5 (59 Ratings, 11 Comments)

100

12/26/2016
Very professional - courteous. Answers all questions and is concerned for my welfare.
100

11/08/2016
When you have caring people focusing on your treatment plan - it really helps to alleviate the fear for your future with cancer dominating your life
100

07/19/2016
Dr. Pollock is a colo-rectal surgeon and I am very satisfied with the care he provides. I would recommend him to anyone.
100

07/06/2016
Caring doctor - he was my life in his decisions he makes me feel that he really cars about my life - also has had the resect or my other doctors here at [...]
100

06/27/2016
This was a totally good visit.
60

05/10/2016
I think doctors provide enough information all the time. They can't do much about Side Effects because every patient has different side effect. At least they mentioned earlier for rare side effects (only few patient will have these side effect), I will be cautious before taking medication. My family and friends telling me to change Hospital/Doctors, and I hope this will not happen.
100

05/03/2016
Dr Pollock is a really nice guy, easy to understand and relate to. very laid back and expressed concern for my problem. I feel luck to have met him. I saw him for a second opinion and he saved me a surgery, which I really appreciated. thanks again!
100

05/03/2016
Dr. Pollock is an incredible Doctor!
100

04/19/2016
Found Dr. Pollock to be extremely competent and showed concern for my condition.
100

03/24/2016
Dr. Pollock is exceptional I have rarely had a physical with his knowledge and "bedside manner." Truly outstanding.
100

03/15/2016
Dr Pollock has always been very compassionate in his care and communication. I am from [...] and was referred to him 2 years ago for [...] cancer and I am alive today because of his surgical care and followup
751 NE Blakely Drive
Suite 4535
Issaquah, WA 98029
206-386-2452
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-2452
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