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Department Vascular Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
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 of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Angioplasty/Stenting for Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • 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
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid-Subclavian Bypass
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dialysis Access Surgery
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Embolization of Carotid Body Tumors
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Endovascular Repair - Vascular Disease
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Endovascular Repair of Renal Artery Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Treatment of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • First Rib Resection
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement
  • Medical Management of PAD
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
  • Noninvasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Stenting of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgery
  • Thrombolytic Therapy for Venous Disease
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery Department
  • Vascular Tests
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vertebral Artery Surgery
View all 50 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
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
View all 14 Specialties +


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About Anthony Rizzo, MD

Anthony Rizzo, MD, is a Staff Surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery. Prior to his Cleveland 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 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

Additional Training

Professional Highlights


  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation

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

Awards & Honors

Innovations & Patents


  • Peripheral Vascular Society
  • Cleveland Vascular Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Interventional Radiologists
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/20/2023, 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

294 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

I remain very impressed with and confident in Dr Rizzo.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Very good experience with Dr Rizzo, first time meeting him

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Very grateful for Dr RIzzo

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Doctor Rizzo answers all my questions and Sid I was doing good and keep doing what I have been doing and make an appointment a year from now

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Very busy doctor - long wait but had a good visit and discussion. Determined no further action was necessary.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Only negative was the long wait to see the doctor and no prior explanation of why the appointment was made. Turned out to be the results of an x ray taken several months prior where the person who took the x-ray did not share her concern and reason for making this appointment which turned out to be several months later.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Never had occasion to contact Dr Rizzo except for scheduled visit!! I was quite pleased that Dr Rizzo was able to see me within a half hour of my appointment vs In the past a much longer wait! Let me say that even longer waits to see Dr Rizzo are worth it as he gives his full attention when you are his next patient!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

I found the Doctor to be very professional and through.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Staff and Dr Rizzo were excellent

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Rizzo is a very good surgeon and has kept me active and alive for over a dozen years.He must be one of the best in his field.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Many thanks to Dr. Rizzo and his entire team and staff for their kindness and incredible skills.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Both Taylor and Dr Rizzo met my expectations & beyond.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Rizzo is fantastic - caring and fully explains everything in detail.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Rizzo and his staff are fantastic

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Was very happy with doctor Rizzo and his staff. He deals with you like an individual and listens.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Rizzo is an excellent surgeon.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Rizzo is an excellent MD

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

The Doctor is the best in his practice thank you

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Rizzo and his staff are amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Rizzo was very helpful in relieving my anxiousness.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Rizzo is an excellent doctor- very lucky to have him !!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Enjoy talking to Dr. Rizzo. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Love Dr Rizzo and his staff. They are fabulous!

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Rizzo was great.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr Rizzoli is the best

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Rizzo is an excellent surgeon!!!!

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