Treatment & Services
- Aneurysm Surgery - Lower Extremities
- Aneurysm Surgery - Upper Extremity
- Angioplasty/Stenting for Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
- Angioplasty/Stenting for Renal Artery Stenosis
- Angioplasty/Stenting of PAD
- Angioplasty/Stenting of Subclavian Artery
- Angioplasty/Stenting of Vertebral Artery
- Aorta Graft
- Aorta Surgery
- Aortic Aneurysm Open Repair And Endovascular Repair
- Aortofemoral Bypass Grafting
- Atherectomy for Peripheral Artery Disease
- Atherosclerosis Surgery
- Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Carotid-Subclavian Bypass
- Diagnostic Angiography
- Dialysis Access Procedures
- Dialysis Access Surgery
- Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformations
- Embolization of Carotid Body Tumors
- Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Abdominal
- Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
- Endovascular Repair - Vascular Disease
- Endovascular Repair Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
- Endovascular Repair of Renal Artery Aneurysm
- Endovascular Surgery
- Endovenous Laser Therapy
- First Rib Resection
- High Risk Reoperation Surgery
- IVC Filter Placement
- Medical Management of PAD
- Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
- Non-invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
- Regional Heart and Vascular
- Surgery for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
- Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Upper Extremity Surgery
- Vascular Surgery Department
- Vascular Surgery Section
- Vascular Surgery Services
- Vascular Tests
- Vein Ablation
- Venous Thrombolysis
- Vertebral Artery Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Carotid Artery Aneurysm
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Carotid Body Tumor
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
- Iliac Artery Aneurysm
- Infected Grafts
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Renal Artery Aneurysm
- Renal Artery Disease
- Visceral Artery Aneurysms
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University of S. Alabama Hospitals
Mobile, AL USA
Residency - Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Internship - Graduate Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Allegheny College
Meadville, PA USA
- Surgery - Vascular Surgery
Aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, aorta surgery, carotid endarterectomy, carotid stenting, dialysis access procedures, stents for peripheral vascular disease, surgery for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), aortic aneurysm open repair and endovascular repair
Research & Publications
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209 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018
great doc that takes the time to answer all your concerns and questions. wait time was longer than I like but I know he takes whatever time is needed to address patients concerns. Scheduling my next appointment took a very long time. on one person and patients waiting in line to schedule. Scheduling the cat scan appointment was also a long drawn out affair.
Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018
I am "in house"so Dr Rizzo got me in the the proceedure ASAP and actually took me early.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018
The dr. made decisions. Period. 3. I was tired.
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018
waited almost an hour till doctor saw me. not acceptable to me & was first time seeing this doctor.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018
The Dr. was running about 45 minutes behind. So the appointment was rather long.
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018
could not ask for a better doctor goes over all my results.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018
Sometime you have to sit in the waiting room 30 to 40 minutes (or maybe longer) to see the doctor. Sometime I feel like my doctor does not want to hear about my problems, he is in a hurry to get to the next patient and I don't want to keep him from his next patient but I need to tell him somethings that are going on inside me. Other than that, he is a nice soft spoken doctor.
Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018
My visit was for post-op. Dr. Rizzo and Dr. Botham performed a very complicated 11-1/2hr surgery and saved my life. He made sure my follow-up visit was scheduled before I left the hospital. I trust and respect him and thank him for saving my life for a second time.
Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018
Dr. Rizzo is a excellent health care provider, and I am very confident of his skills and being under his care.
Reviewed on May 17, 2018
*Dr. Rizzo is the best. Very attentive.
Reviewed on May 14, 2018
I was taken back to the exam room within 15 minutes and screened by the nurse but then waited 30 minutes to see the doctor for a less than 10 minute visit. All of my questions were answered very well. overall it was a good visit staff was very professional
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
Dr always gives me adequate time and answers all my questions
Reviewed on Feb 26, 2018
I do not take medication prescribed by this Dr. No treatment was needed and said he would see me in 6 months.
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