Emergency icon Important Updates
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)
  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Screening
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Chemoprevention
  • Colonoscopy
  • 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
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Ileoscopy
  • Lactose and Glucose Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Motility Catheter Placement
  • Nasojejunal Tube Placement
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
View all 28 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
  • 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
  • Diseases of the Small Bowel
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Encephalopathy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)
  • 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
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis 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 Allergy
  • 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
  • Radiation Enteritis
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures of the GI Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Trichinosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson Disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 108 Specialties +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 10/20/2023, 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

333 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr Rizk is the best. Outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I live in Youngstown and was not happy with the care/lack of concern that I was receiving from my gastrointestinal doctor. I decided that I needed to go to the clinic and after just one visit with Dr Rizk I knew it was the right decision. Dr Rizk listened to all my issues and explained everything in a way that I could understand.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Risk and his team are great..very kind and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Rizk seems to be very good and works very well with his patients. Very personable also.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Rizk is the best. I have recommended him to a lot of people.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Risk was very professional but helpful and considerate.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I received World class service all of the staff was amazing and I would recommend Dr. Rizk to everyone.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Really appreciated the Dr. explaining and putting my concerns at ease

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr Rizk was excellent & I will be highly recommending him to friends and family

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Listened and was very helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

The doctor was so kind, patient and understanding. He was very knowledgeable and relieved my anxiety.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Rizk has been very patient throughout the time he has worked with me to treat and manage my symptoms. I have appreciated so much his calm manner and his patience in assisting me to find the best treatment protocol.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

While I do not mind an in person appointment, for this particular condition, in person is not really necessary. The ease of setting up this appointment and meeting was very helpful since I am about 45 minutes from Dr. Rizk's office.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Rizk is an outstanding gastroenterologist! From the moment I walked into his office, I felt at ease. He genuinely cares about his patients, taking the time to listen and explain things clearly. His expertise and professionalism are top-notch, and his holistic approach to care impressed me. The staff was friendly and efficient too. I would highly recommend Dr. Rizk for anyone seeking a reliable gastroenterologist.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Rizk as a gastroenterologist. My experience with him was outstanding, and I believe he is a top-notch healthcare professional.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

I recommend Dr. Rizk to everyone I know, he is the best in his field

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Was very happy w what Dr Ritz explained to me about my problem

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

I thought Dr Rizk and his staff were excellent. I was nervous and they answered every question and completed the procedure in a prompt and professional manner.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

I have had colonoscopies performed by more than one doctor over the years. How you feel after the procedure has a great deal to do with the doctor performing it. I've had an unpleasant experience after the procedure with other doctors but never when Dr. Rizk performs the colonoscopy. Every procedure has gone smoothly and with little discomfort afterwards when he has performed it. I ask specifically for him for my procedure, my wife asks specifically for him, we've recommended him to others as well. He's the best!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr Rizk may have come up with an explanation as to what my ongoing issue may be

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Rizk was great. Thankful I was able to be seen and cared for by him and his team. He explained everything and walked me through what we were doing for my procedures. Dr. Rizk is genuine and very knowledgeable. Thanks for taking care of me

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Rizk and staff in the procedure room were very personable and again this helped me relax. Everyone was in a good mood and you could tell they were professionals that got along together, again this helped put me at ease.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

This Doctor is 5-Star. He helped me through my issues and was so very patient. I could not have had a better experience.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr Rizk is awesome

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Rizk was very accommodating for my appointment. Very professional

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Rizik was very courteous and professional! He explained procedure very well and answered any questions I had. Made me feel comfortable and less nervous about my procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Rizk was awesome!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Risk was very knowledgeable and friendly. He always makes me feel very comfortable and so does his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr. Rizk cares about me and my issue

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Rizk was absolutely excellent. He took time to address my concerns and questions, explain treatment options, and work with me on a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Excellent Experience ALL the way around!! Honestly, I was VERY NERVOUS to have endoscopy done, until I got there and received the Excellent care from such a wonderful staff of Nurses, and the Doctor was very comforting, and exceptionally calm & caring. I felt 100% better & at ease after speaking to such a wonderful staff, before & after the procedure!! Thank you to the whole staff, Awesome Nurses, & Excellent Dr. Rizk!!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr. Rizk is very kind, knowledgeable, professional, and is a wonderful listener. He takes the time to understand my issues and has good feedback for me.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr. Rizk is very knowledgeable and does a very good job explaining and listening. Thumbs up!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

One of the best doctors I have ever met

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

It was a very good experience. Dr. Rizk is amazing!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Good to be able to talk w my physician

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Rizk is a compassionate and intelligent human being!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Receptionist, Nurses and Dr. Rizk were very knowledgeable, professional and kind.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Rizk is extremely knowledgeable and professional, but also friendly with a great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr. Rizk has been my doctor for several years. I am sensitive to medications and working with me has been a challenge! Dr. Rizk has always been extraordinarily kind patient and understanding.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Doctor and staff simply highly professional and caring

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr Rizk is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

*Dr. Rizk nurse called the day before the original appt. to offer an earlier appt. which I took the nurse was very accommodating and explained how to prepare for the earlier appt.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

I was very happy with *Dr. Rizk. He produced every time above and then some.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr Rizk, is easy to talk to. He made me feel at ease about my problems and made the meeting comfortable for me. He was very informed about my medical history and how my prior surgery could create the problem I was experiencing. He also asked questions that help resolve some problems and gave me advice on how to move forward.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Everyone including the doctor were very friendly and professional . A very good experience.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Rezk and his staff are more than amazing

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

I do believe that Dr. Rezk is gifted Explains everything clearly and takes his time to listen. It is important for patients to know that doctors feel them and trying to help them. Dr. Rizk is one of the doctors that makes me feel that he is an angle from heaven when he takes with me. Of course, I would strongly recommend him I am thankful because of Dr. Rizk He is caring, thoughtful and compassionate

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Dr Rizk was very caring.

Back to Top