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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/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 3/3/2022, 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

275 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, patience at every station and most of all meeting with Dr Rizzo

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Very good experience from first entering the office all the way the Dr. Rizzo care.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2022

My surgery staff was amazing and I couldn't say enough good things about Dr. Rizzo.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr Rizzo and his staff are top notch!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr Rizzo told us my husband's issues were related to his veins that are not related to the vascular system. He also said my husband has to learn to live with a purple, swollen foot with poor blood flow. Within the week We have moved on to doctors at UH. He tried to take us for fools and is not honoring his Hippocratic Oath.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Dr. Rizzo was excellent. The Hospital not so much!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

*Dr. Rizzo is fabulous!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

I wouldn't go back because Dr Rizzo wasn't very helpful and seemed indifferent to my situation.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

I am grateful for Dr Rizzo's care.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Amazing provider

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Appointment was on time. Doctor answered my questions. Everything was good.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2021

Had best surgeon in *Dr. Rizzo. Very happy with him.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Rizzo is the Best!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr Rizzo is the best . I am glad he went to college . He saved my life

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Rizzo was absolutely wonderful. Listened, took his time to understand my situation, took my pain seriously and genuinely wanted to help. He made up for my not so pleasant experience with the tech.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

*Dr. Rizzo team - he made my condition no worries I was in best hands & he was right!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr. Rizzo is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Rizzo to many people.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Rizzo is excellent. Thorough explanation of procedure. He listens.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Robin who did my ultrasound is and was EXCELLENT! I have had her on many occasions and I can not even begin to explain how good, caring and wonderful that she is!Dr Rizzo has done an excellent job on my stents as well on my triple A surgery!And he will be doing a carotid surgery on me as well.I have all the confidence in the world with his ability as a surgeon!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Rizzo IS THE B E S T ! !

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Always a very good experience with Dr Rizzo. He is very efficient and an excellent surgeon.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr Rizzo is a no nonsense provider but he is very efficient and knowledgeable and an extremely skilled surgeon.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Long time between seeing a doctor and scheduling a procedure he recommends.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

This was a 2nd follow-up appointment following surgery. The appointment was made by the doctor's staff at my last visit. I don't understand how this questions have to do with this visit.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

The PA did an excellent job. Never saw the physician as he was running late (as usual) and my wife had another appointment further in town. Too much waiting time!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Don't know a lot yet but dr rizzo seams very good . I really like him

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Rizzo was responsive to my questions concerning my medical condition. In fact, he initially thought my problem was of little note until I encouraged him to read the full comments of Dr. Anton. At that point he took his time to discuss with me various aspects of what test did/did not show. However, he wanted to discuss these results with Dr. Anton before recommending treatment. Dr. Rizzo stated clearly he would call me. It has been nearly two weeks and I have not heard from him or his office.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

I trust the doctor and need his help. I tried to stay and hear him out because I don't feel well and need his guidance. I'd like help in continuing to communicate with him because I'm sick. but it was an overall awful experience.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

I didn't get the test Dr. Rizzo ordered, no one helped me with that. I felt totally on my own. it was awful.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr Rizzo performed surgery on my leg in 2019 and saved my leg. He is a very qualified Dr. who cares for his patients. His entire staff are excellent.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

I am in constant pain and I need to get this problem resolved. I was hoping that Dr. Rizzo would explain what the procedure entailed.

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