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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Independence Family Health Center
Primary Location

Independence Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 24-Hour Esophageal pH Test
  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Screening
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Chemoprevention
  • Colonoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Celiac Block
  • Endoscopy
  • Enteral Stent Placement
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Manometry Test
  • Esophageal Motility Testing
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Ileoscopy
  • Lactose and Glucose Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Motility Catheter Placement
  • Nasojejunal Tube Placement
View all 26 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anemia
  • Angiodysplasia of Small Bowel
  • Angioectasia
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Caustic Ingestion
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Colic
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Encephalopathy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Food Borne Illness
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Gastroparesis
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • GI Bleeding
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Heliocobactor Pylori
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Milk Allergies
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Stones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paracentesis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndromes
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Post-Gastrectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Radiation Enteritis
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures Of The Gi Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Trichinosis Overview
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson Disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 109 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Fellowship - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA USA

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Undergraduate - Wayne State University
Detroit, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

patient reported outcomes, quality in endoscopy, 30-day readmissions, operations, business development

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Maged Rizk, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 11/3/2020, Dr. Rizk 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

271 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. Risk was polite but did not really listen to me or take my complaints seriously. I admit I should have asked some key questions that I neglected.The gist of his attitude was that my condition was not really serious enough for the office visit and it was something that people live with.Fair enough, I hope he is right, but I am a male that weighs 128 lbs. And it should have been obvious that I was frail and not feeling well.He did not explain my ailment and apparently thought no further tests were necessary.I am grateful I do not likely have cancer,but I have not had a normal bowel movement in months,relying on copious enemas and suppositories to nave occasional liquid expulsions.He did refer me to a surgeon,I was just disappointed that a Cleveland Clinic Dr. Was not more pro-active and empathetic.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. Rizk is excellent in describing the procedure and answers all questions in plain English - easy to understand

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr.Rizk was wonderful! He listened to my concerns and made appropriate recommendation for diagnostic care. He was very personable and created a very open and comfortable environment for visit. Would highly recommend to others!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

The doctor said he couldn't help and didn't have any advise or recommendations and to seek maybe alternative help, that there was no other doctor that could help me at Cleveland Clinic and seemed it was frowned upon that I have seen other doctors and testing trying to find the right help which is why I turned to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

When I asked the doctor to repeat one part of his explanation and to slow his verbal delivery down a bit, he did.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

The doctor was very good albeit a little mechanical in his explanation.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

I discussed my concerns with Dr. Rizk. He was great. We discussed a number of options to investigate my concerns further, and decided on a colonoscopy. He was attentive, kind and detail-oriented the entire time. The only thing I wonder about: given my concerns about chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain, he never actually examined me physically, palpated my abdomen, checked other things, etc. Is this because he felt the colonoscopy would tell the whole story and an examination would waste both our time? I loved Dr. Rizk. But his absense of "hands-on" examination seems to be a growing trend among my Cleveland Clinic physicians. I once went to a CC dermatologist who never got closer to me than one foot away from the exam table, and never laid a hand on my skin. I have since changed dermatologists. I am curious about this trend.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

The doctor is personable, funny, and kind

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

The experience went will, but I was surprised the email message thru my chart did not give a clear answer to whether my polyp was cancerous.I called my liver doctor and they said I would have gotten a quick call if it was so not to worry. It took awhile to hear back from your office, but I finally did and I was relieved.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Everybody I talked to was very helpful. Doctor explained everything and had an upbeat personality.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Rizk was amazing! Wonderful experience!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Rizk very nice, comforting, reassuring and fun! hope to have him again in 10 years!!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Great experience on the whole with nurses, staff and Dr all very courteous, friendly , and professional . I would have liked more follow up consultation regarding the findings on my colonoscopy and preventative measures , i.e. diet , foods that might help prevent further colon issues .

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

the doctor and the nurses were amazing could not believe how they made me relaxe.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

I was not clear when I left how and when I would receive the pathology report findings. Providing information about this would ease the person's mind if waiting to hear whether something is benign or malignant. ... 2 days? , a week? How will the information be communicated? MyChart? I rec'd a note on March 1 that my pathology report was complete but it was 'flagged' saying I needed to hear from the referring physician. I did not hear from Dr. Hekman until today after I called. He thought Dr. Rizk would be sharing the pathology results and recommendations. Today, Dr. Hekman forwarded Dr. Rizk's letter. So, I think there could be more timely communication of pathology results.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Best experience with Dr.Understanding, good listener,kind

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Very kind,smart professional smart DoctorHappy I will be under his care

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr. Risk is a great doctor and his team is great too. would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

The doctor was very calming and explained everything.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

I would give Dr. Rizk an excellent if that were a choice in all of the above areas.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Rizk and his staff were GREAT.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

I've had terrible experiences with caregivers at that clinic and Dr.Rizk was an exception! He was great! Professional, kind, and caring!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

receptionist was very nicedr. Rizk was very nice and attentive to what the problem I was having

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

dr. Rizk was very attentive to my explanation of my concern with my problem i,ve Been having over the years. He explained and Gave me special suggestions to try to help with discomfort

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr . Rizk is the best . Zoned on on the problem .

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Amazing. Everything was explained so that I totally understood. Dr. Rizk made me feel very comfortable, like he knew me and wanted to make sure I understood everything and that I was okay with it. He honestly made me feel relaxed about the procedure, because let's face it, no one wants a colonoscopy .

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr. Rizk & the nurses in the procedure were AWESOME!!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

Dr. Rizk did an excellent job listening to my health concerns and developing a good plan of care for me.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

Dr Rizk may have been the greatest and most compassionate physician I have seen in my many years. Very professional and caring

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

outstanding Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr. Rizk has a great team

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Everyone in this office including Dr. Rizk is wonderful!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

I am so grateful that one of my friends referred me to this doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

I will Definitely recommend Dr. Maged Rizk!

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr. Rizk and all those who provided care to me were the BEST!!!

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Care provider explained everything about the procedure, asked if I had any questions or concerns, and was friendly and courteous. I would recommend this doctor as well as his team.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

l just met this doctor all the staff speak highly of him. no recommendation at this time.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr Risk was great, caring, and explained everything to me

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