Department Vascular Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Italian
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Lower Extremities
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Upper Extremity
  • Angiogenesis
  • Angioplasty
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Surgery for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoraco-Abdominal-Aneurysms
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery Department
  • Vascular Surgery Section
  • Vascular Surgery Services
  • Vascular Tests
  • Vein Ablation
  • Venous Thrombolysis
  • Vertebral Artery Surgery
View all 52 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Anthony Rizzo, MD

Anthony Rizzo, MD, is a Staff Surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Prior to his Clinic appointment in 2002, he was a private-practice vascular surgeon at Christus Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport, La., and a general surgeon with Surgical Associates of Eastern Shore in Fairhope, Ala. His specialties include carotid-artery surgery and thoracic aortic aneurysm repair and reconstruction.

Dr. Rizzo received his medical degree from Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, after earning a bachelor of science degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. He completed his surgical internship at the university of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital and was a surgical resident at Temple University Hospital and the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala. He also completed a research fellowship at the University of South Alabama and a vascular-surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in general and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

He has served as a lecturer and presenter at medical conferences nationwide. He has authored chapters for two books--Reperfusion Injuries and Clinical Capillary Leak Syndrome, published in 1994, and Interstitium, Connective tissue and Lymphatics (1995) – and has co-authored numerous articles that have been published in leading medical journals such as the American Journal of Physiology, American Surgeon, Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Surgery
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 Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Allegheny College
Meadville, PA USA


  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/10/2019, Dr. Rizzo has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

256 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Rizzo provided excellent insight into my condition. He created a great deal of trust in how he handled our conversation.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. Rizzo's care was very good.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Rizzo makes you feel comfortable the first time you meet him. My kind of doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

my experience with the doctor are always welcome and nice I enjoy having him for my Doctor

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

dr Rizzo and his staff were great

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

doctor completely disengaged

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

During the procedure Dr. Roseann really say too much. The procedure was much more painful than I had anticipated or felt when I had the procedure done years before in another city.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

The confidence and compassion the Dr Rizzo and the staff gave was very reassuring to me and my wife. The prospects given to us by other Dr. was very unpleasant.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr Rizzo always professional and caring

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

i was taken care of ASAP with my ultrasound, and ASAP with Dr. Rizzo. I was finished before noon. he answered a question, good, that I had prepared to ask.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr Rizzo is an absolutely marvelous physician, skilled, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. Unlike several others with whom I have had experience, he is able to discover and assess the problem, recommend an appropriate course of action to deal with it effectively and to implement that course of action in a timely manner.I have and will continue to recommend him without any reservation to anyone who finds him or herself in need of the best vascular surgeon in the area. He is amazingly talented and a significant reason I am a Cleveland Clinic patient.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Rizzo was very caring & good explaining what to expect & the risks involved

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

I will recommend Dr. Rizzo to my family and friends if they are ever in need of a doctor in Dr. Rizzo's field. He is a professional at all times. It is very clear that he cares about the work that he does, and never takes it lightly. He is very personable with his patient, and his patient's family. He is a caring individual.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Rizzo showed concern and listened to me. Went over my chart, asking questions.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

dr. Russo is very thorough and caring and patient-friendly it was a pleasure to meet him

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

My experience was great.The doc and entire staff was awesome.Very positive and uplifting giving me hope and drive with enthusiasm to start treatments and surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

I have already recommended this doctor. He gave great confidence that he and the staff can help me.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

The staff kept informed of delay in seeing the doc .It was due to looking over disc and previous medical records so I could only appreciate the wait knowing they were being thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr.Rizzo is an excellent doctor,surgeon.He see the patient with all the health and family issues.Decide with the family input in the decicions.Kind and listen ,and explain all the possible choices.We are very thankful for his care.Saved my life more than once.

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.

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