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/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 - General 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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/8/2020, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

272 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 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

We are so pleased with the professional and personal care that we receive from the staff. From the reception of the person checking us in to the Larretta the nurse doing the test. We truly have great confidence in Dr. Rizzo he has genuine concern. Thank you for your professional care

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr very knowledgeable and professional

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

very pleased with Dr Rizzo

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Explained everything.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

care provider is always caring and professional. I have been told by other doctors that Dr. Rizzo is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Rizzo is outstanding

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Rizzo is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Doctor was clearly knowledgeable and took the time to consider all of the treatment possibilities and formulate a plan personalized to my needs.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr Rizzo is Amazing

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2020

already have recommended dr. rizzo and his staff and the clinic

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

im happy to be dr rizzo patient everything was good

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I thought that Dr. Rizzo was wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Rizzo is so very much appreciated. Extremely professional and competent.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I was a very good experience. Dr. Rizzo was even early.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I have recommended Dr. to others.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Even though the procedure did not go as planned, I felt like I was treated and cared for by an excellent staff. When the care provider came to see me in recovery, he explained things and answered all the questions asked by me and my family in an easy to understand and concise manner.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. R's thoroughness and knowledge. He was also very caring.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Rizzo is an outstanding surgeon/doctor. He has assembled a team with the same efficient culture.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

EXCELLENT care the doctor was not/did not seem rushed at all! will definitely recommend

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr Rizzo is an excellent surgeon and a doctor who has compassion, not only for patients but also for calling in life to be a great surgeon.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Visit seemed to have left me not completely sure of what should be the best care for my situaton going forward based on the doctors sugestions.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

we have been working with nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. I am very impressed with the care she received from this Doctor. he has been excellent to wwork with in organizing our child's care we feel the care we received was better than care we were having at a children's hospital

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr Rizzo is a great Vascular Surgeon who has performed 3 vascular surgeries on me.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I believe Dr. Rizzo is probably a fine doctor, he seems to know his stuff, and he was well recommended by my primary care physician. He did give me one good piece of advice, for which I am grateful. On the flip side overall, he hasn't connected with me as an individual in any way. On my two visits with him, I had the feeling that if I saw him the day after my appointment, he would not have even known my face or the fact that I had been in to see him. At my most recent visit, I had a very short time and it seemed that all he wanted was to be finished and move on. (Maybe I was his last appointment of the day.) I don't need hand-holding type care by any means, but I would like to have someone who at least makes some little effort to recognize me as a human being. Dr. Rizzo was also a bit dismissive and did nothing to ask for or encourage any questions from my end.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Especially the 'outside' personnel, those who greeted me, were very positive and friendly - good marks there! I have given my feedback about the physician already. I would hesitate to recommend this practice, as so many people expect from their physicians more interest in them as real people, not just a number on the list of many. At the same time, if asked specifically, I would say as I have, that Dr. Rizzo has a fine reputation as an MD and is probably well-qualified to help with any vascular problems.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

horrible experience you go to a doctor for years the diagnosis is one that is not curable and he totally forgets you and dx unacceptable demeaning and horrifying to patient

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

already have told others about the treatment and how well doctor and nurses are

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Rizzo to anyone

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

the staff is a fine reflection of Dr. Rizzo's professionalism and courtesy

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

thank you for being a " Human " doctor .

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

doctor's bedside manner could stand for improvement. The staff and nurses were great. I did not feel like the doctor really cared about me as a patient. thankfully he told me my aneurysm wasn't anything to worry about, I had seen him a year earlier and it was fine then also. He made me feel like I was waiting his time.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Rizzo was very thorough and courteous, as well as knowledgeable. A very good doctor,

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

the doctor was over an hour late coming into see me

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Awesome doctor

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