Darren Ronald Pollock, MD

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Accepting New Patients
751 NE Blakely Drive
3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104

General Information

  • 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
  • English
Professional Associations
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and American College of Surgeons
Personal Interests
cooking, physical fitness



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

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

  • 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


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 (62 Ratings, 11 Comments)


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

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 [...]

This was a totally good visit.

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.

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!

Dr. Pollock is an incredible Doctor!

Found Dr. Pollock to be extremely competent and showed concern for my condition.

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

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

The cares are very good.

Have already sent him two new patients.
751 NE Blakely Drive
3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
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