Dr. Brian Rizzo, DO

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 53

Dr. Brian Rizzo, DO is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rizzo has more experience with Otologic Conditions & Procedures, Sleep Apnea, and Endocrine Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rizzo to book an appointment.

Dr. Rizzo
16841 N 31st Ave Ste 117 Phoenix, AZ 85053
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Based on 85 ratings

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God Bless him as no one in the valley would touch me. I am a high risk patient, not the easiest to treat. I appreciate everything he has done for me when others turned me away! Thank you !
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Jul 02, 2021
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As I read some of the comments I am not sure we are talking about the same outstanding doctor,Dr Brian Rizzo. I cannot tell you how ANAZING and caring and compassionate his MA Lisa is. I am blessed to have such an amazing doctor. Things were very challenging in my surgery, but without the amazing hands of Dr. Rizzo's hands and years of experience and caring things could not have gone any better. If you are looking for an ANAZING dictir I highly recommend Dr Brian Rizzo. He gas one of the finest PA. Again, the ine of the greatest assets he has is Lusa, his MA. I don't know where to begin, she is truly professional, caring and loving. I will go no where else from the Doctor to his PA to his MA nothing but 5 star service, care and compassion.
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wendy ward – Apr 13, 2021
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Very knowledgeable doctor after seeing two other ENTs!!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Aug 27, 2020
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Dr. Rizzo fixed my son's ear infections and snoring. Good Dr
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Tonya Mendoza – Aug 22, 2020
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HORRIFIED BY THE LACK OF A SUPPORT STAFF. I BEEN TRYING FOR 2MONTHS SINCE MY APPOINTMENT TO RECIEVE SERVICES DR. RIZZO DEEMS NECESSARY BECAUSE NO ONE PROCESSES THE PAPERWORK! EVEN OFFICE MANAGER ZACK WILL PROMISE RESOLVE BUT DOESNT FOLLOW up. So, I CALLED FOR FOLLOW UP BUT "ABIGAIL" HANGs UP on the call! Begged for dr. or assistant to PLEASE call I was so sick after treatment but never it did Not happened!! I recieved steriod shots into my head/brain from a gun shot ! U think they would take it seriously!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Ann Fitzgerald – Jul 24, 2020
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Dr.Rizzo was honest and to the point.....
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Ted Bornstein – Apr 15, 2020
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Dr. Rizzo is an excellent doctor. His office staff isn't the most prompt or efficient, but Dr. Rizzo is definitely a top doc and has helped me so much with my chronic cough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Sandy – Apr 14, 2020
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Surgery of nose and nasal passages. An amazing and talented surgeon, would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an ENT Dr and surgeon.
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May 10, 2019
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Dr. Rizzo not only performed surgery on my mom, removing a nodule on top of her thyroid (thankfully non-cancerous), but he also has taken care of both my husband and me on a number of occasions. He is no-nonsense, explains conditions and treatments thoroughly, and has been a life-saver for us on several occasions, taking care of my husband's allergy and breathing issues and my vertigo and recent ear problems. I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kim A. in Glendale, AZ – Jan 13, 2019
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excellent care for a difficult situation. Dr. Rizzo & staff are great and I feel much better. If you are lucky enough to see this doctor, do it. Too bad there aren't a dozen Dr. Rizzos out in the world to help as many people as possible, so whatever time you get with Dr. Rizzo and his staff, be thankful because there are a ton of people out there that need help.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Phoenix, AZ – Oct 27, 2018
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Great dr. He took one look at my son and knew what the problem was. He has since started seeing my daughter and myself.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Ashley in PHOENIX, AZ – Jun 29, 2018
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Awesome Doctor. He was so helpful with my Thyroid problem. He checked on me a few times after my surgery, which was very caring of him. Even though this was difficult for me, he made it a lot easier. I am forever grateful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary in Phoenix, AZ – Jun 06, 2018
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I would not recommend!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 04, 2018
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Great Doctor! Sinus pressure and pain fixed, once and for all! Forever grateful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Phoenix – Apr 16, 2018
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Brian Rizzo is the most unprofessional doctor I've even seen. He was cold and seemed bothered that I had more than 2 questions after I was told that he recommended me to have a partial and possible total thyroidectomy. Dr.Rizzo made me feel very uncomfortable. After I said I am considering a 2nd opinion he said if I felt that way then I should continue care with the doctor I would be seeing for the 2nd opinion. I felt bullied and uneasy.
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Mesa – Apr 07, 2018
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He's one of those drs that doesn't listen, he knows everything and what you know is of no consequence even though its your body. The office staff is cold, they only respond at the end of the day no matter the issue. When I made my next apt they gave me a day and said they would call me with a time and like the others you have to call them back before end of day or they cancel your apt and they close at 4:30 so if you work you're outta luck. My wait time was 55 minutes too. There has to be so
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 22, 2017
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Good doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Phoenix, AZ – Feb 25, 2017
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VERY IMPRESSED WITH HIS KNOWLEDGE AND TREATMENT OF BUBBLE ON EAR LOBE AND HIS EXPLANATION.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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STAR HATCHEL in Phoenix, AZ – Dec 22, 2016
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Awesome staff Dr. Rizzo iz a great doctor. He is great at difficult cases like mine. Did an awesome job on surgeries & after care. Thank you to the staff &Dr. Rizzo.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tressa Sheriff in Glendale, AZ – Nov 11, 2016
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First, it takes three months at least to get an appointment. They cancel it, as the other reviewer stated if you don't confirm with them when they call you. Allergy Shots? Yeah they don't call you when the serum is in. This has happened with all my kids and myself. So we spent months and months waiting for the shots. And if you DO get an appointment, and DO manage to confirm, plan on sitting in their office for two hours waiting for someone to see you. If you leave, they won't reschedule you.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Mesa, AZ – Nov 01, 2016
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Dr. Brian Rizzo, DO is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rizzo...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Education

1994
Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Rizzo frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures, Sleep Apnea, and Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Rizzo specializes.

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Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Rizzo is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Otitis Media
Tinnitus
Outer Ear Infection
Vertigo
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

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Endocrine Surgical Procedures

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgical Procedures specialists.

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Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy
Thyroid Lobectomy
Parathyroidectomy
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Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. Rizzo is experienced in the area of Upper Respiratory Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Allergic Rhinitis
Chronic Tonsillitis
Postnasal Drip
Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Rizzo's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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16841 N 31st Ave Ste 117 Phoenix, AZ 85053
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