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Darren R. Pollock, MD

Colorectal Surgeon
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Field of Study
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Parkland Memorial Hospital
General Surgery
University of Texas Medical School of Houston
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Professional Associations
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and American College of Surgeons
Personal Interests
cooking, physical fitness
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • 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
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • 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
  • 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 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
Blog Posts
By: Darren Ronald Pollock, MD
Monday, June 3, 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...

By: Darren Ronald Pollock, MD
Friday, 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...

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.


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4.8 out of 5 (67 Ratings, 12 Comments)


I have worked with numerous colorectal surgeons throughout my life and Dr. Pollock is the best I have worked with. I have full confidence in him and appreciate his clear explanations and my inclusion in medical decisions - It is a DIALOGUE not a monologue.

Was told I would receive follow-up information and instructions via the patient portal. It's been two weeks.

Dr Pollock is an excellent and empathetic physician.

Dr. Pollock is excellent in every respect.


I find Dr. Darren Pollock to be one of the best doctors I have ever had.

Dr. Pollock was very good at explaining the discomfort level of his examination and was careful to let me know what to expect as he proceeded. His assistant was very good in keeping me calm.

After she treatment came back to talk to me and what was next.

We have been going for 4 years and always awesome

Dr Pollack corrected a chronic multi-year problem with rectal bleeding and pain. I am very happy with the result.

Very professional - courteous. Answers all questions and is concerned for my welfare.

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
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