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James Pollack, MD

Dr. Pollack is a general surgeon in the Wildomar area. He is affiliated with Corona Regional Medical Center and El Centro Regional Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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1.6k doctors
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1.6k doctors
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798 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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536 doctors
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536 doctors
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267 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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367 doctors
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368 doctors
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183 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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539 doctors
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538 doctors
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269 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1.8k doctors
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1.8k doctors
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913 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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198 doctors
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198 doctors
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99 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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352 doctors
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352 doctors
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175 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more breast cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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300 doctors
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300 doctors
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150 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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132 doctors
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132 doctors
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65 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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179 doctors
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180 doctors
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89 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1.7k doctors
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1.7k doctors
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827 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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214 doctors
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214 doctors
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107 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw gas patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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40 doctors
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40 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw gynecomastia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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124 doctors
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124 doctors
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62 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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245 doctors
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245 doctors
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122 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more pancreatitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1.7k doctors
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1.7k doctors
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851 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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426 doctors
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426 doctors
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212 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more hemorrhoid patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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211 doctors
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211 doctors
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105 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more colon cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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61 doctors
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61 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw breast cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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490 doctors
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490 doctors
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245 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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209 doctors
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209 doctors
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104 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw cirrhosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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91 doctors
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92 doctors
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45 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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17 doctors
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18 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw anal fistula patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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124 doctors
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124 doctors
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61 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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59 doctors
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60 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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902 doctors
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903 doctors
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451 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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45 doctors
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45 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw anal fissure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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313 doctors
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313 doctors
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156 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw non-alcoholic liver disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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918 doctors
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918 doctors
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459 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more cellulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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968 doctors
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968 doctors
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484 doctors
Dr. Pollack saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Pollack’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Pollack 30%
Predicted for his patients 21%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Pollack’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pollack’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Pollack’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pollack’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Pollack’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
63%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Pollack’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pollack’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Pollack’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pollack’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Pollack’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
83%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Pollack’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pollack’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Pollack’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pollack’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Pollack sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Rochester Imperial Surgical Center
36243 Inland Valley Dr
Wildomar, CA 92595
2,445 miles away
Office
3660 Park Sierra Dr
Riverside, CA 92505
2,448 miles away

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Credentials
  • Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University Program
    RESIDENCY
  • West Virginia University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1991

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Pollack is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Corona Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • El Centro Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield