Find a DoctorGet Care Now

Contrast

Contact

Share

Donate

MyChart

Help

Accepting New Patients

Jeffrey S. Pollak, MD

Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology, Vascular/Interventional

  • Offers Telehealth
Affiliated With: Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine

Call To Schedule Your Appointment

This doctor is not accepting online bookings. Please call us at (203) 785-4747 to schedule your appointment.

Biography - Jeffrey S. Pollak, MD

Jeffrey Pollak, MD, is a vascular and interventional radiologist who specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of blood vessel abnormalities (including occlusions and abnormally developed vessels) and of tumors. 

While active in all aspects of vascular and interventional radiology, Dr. Pollak’s current major interests are embolotherapy (embolization) for acquired and congenital vascular abnormalities and malformations (other than in the brain), fibroids, and malignancies, as well as other minimally invasive treatments for tumors, such as local ablation, particularly in the liver and kidney.

“For smaller and more limited tumors, the preferred method is local ablation. The second method is the delivery of material through the liver artery supplying the tumor to injure and destroy it,” Dr. Pollak explains. “The injected material commonly consists of concentrated chemotherapy mixed with other material, usually special plastic beads, but also may consist of special radiation-emitting beads to create internal radiation therapy.”

Dr. Pollak, who says he mixes honesty with humor to reassure patients and make them feel comfortable, is an expert in vascular procedures in the liver, such as intrahepatic portosystemic shunts and venous procedures, including inferior vena cava filters and opening blocked veins. 

Dr. Pollak is the director of the multidisciplinary Yale Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Program, which was started as the first of its kind in the world in the early 1990s. As such, he has extensive experience in the evaluation and management of patients with this genetic disorder, with particular expertise in embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, which frequently occur in this population. 

Additionally, he is the co-director of the Yale Pulmonary Embolism Response Team, a group of physicians interested in the advancement of the management of patients with this condition, especially those with more severe manifestations.

Read More

Overview

Gender

Male

Specialty

Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology, Vascular/Interventional

Conditions & Treatments

Aneurysms, Angioplasty, Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Biopsies, Cancer, Carotid Artery Disease, Chemoembolization, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Embolization, Embolotherapy, Endovascular Surgery, Fibroid Embolization, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery (Varicose Veins), Liver Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Paracentesis, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Periperal Arterial Evaluation, Radiofrequency Ablation, Renal and Visceral Artery Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis, Revascularization, Stent, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Uterine Fibroids, Varicocele Embolization, Varicose Veins, Vascular Malformations, Women's Health

Language(s)

English

Education & Training

Education

Columbia University;Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons

Residency

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania Hospital

Does this provider accept my Insurance?

YES! This insurance is accepted.

Sorry This insurance may not be accepted.

Accepted Insurance

Please check for your insurance on the list below.

  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • BERKELEY CARE NETWORK
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HUSKY
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • RAILROAD MEDICARE
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
  • WELLCARE

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

More About Accepted Insurance

Your Appointment

Preparing for Your Appointment

Your will receive instructions from our office about any items needed prior to your visit. If you have MyChart, you may be able to save time and check in prior to your visit.

Log Into MyChart

About Yale New Haven Health

After Your Appointment

View results, request prescription renewals, schedule follow up visits and more.

Login to Mychart

Locations

Map View
Heart and Vascular Center Interventional Radiology

20 York Street
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT 06510

Main (203) 785-4747
Fax (203) 737-1077

Yale Interventional Radiology Heart and Vascular Center

800 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT 06519

Main (203) 785-4747
Fax (203) 737-1077

Heart and Vascular Center Interventional Radiology

267 Grant St
Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Main (203) 384-3717
Fax (203) 384-4132

Are you Jeffrey S. Pollak, MD?

Update your profile