Dr. Elias Rizk, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male
  
Dr. Rizk
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Penn State Health Neurosurgery

30 Hope Dr Ste 1200 Hershey, PA 17033

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(800) 243-1455

Dr. Elias Rizk, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hershey, PA. Dr. Rizk has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rizk to book an appointment.


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Dr. Rizk accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Rizk performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk performs Brain Surgery more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Rizk performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Rizk performs this procedure more than 62% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rizk treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Rizk treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Cerebral Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk treats Cerebral Hemorrhage more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Rizk treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Rizk treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk treats Brain Cancer more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Rizk treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Nerve Sheath Tumors
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk treats Nerve Sheath Tumors more than 30% of their peers

Dr. Rizk treats this condition more than 30% of their peers

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Dr. Rizk's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Rizk's Reviews

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4.7

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Dr. Rizk saved my daughters life on many occasions. He is the most compassionate Dr we have ever met. He listens to everything I have to say as a mother and truly cares about all of his patients. We don't know what we would do without him! We love Dr. Rizk!!
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Nikki – Oct 23, 2019
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I was diagnosed with a brain tumor may 23 2017 on May 24 2017 he removed 95% of it on may 25 the 5% was completely gone. He explained everything very well so that my family and I could understand. I am greatly thankful for dr rizk considering the fact my tumor was the size of a softball it caused a shift and my 1 ventricle was shut I am very thankful for dr rizk I couldn’t ask for a better surgeon
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Chambersburg pa – May 11, 2018
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Dr Rizk is an excellent Dr I have been trying to get Doctors to listen to me for years that I was having shunt issues and no one wanted no part of it. Thanks to Rizk for revising my VP shunt. I highly recommend him to everyone. :)
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Meagan McWilliams in Hanover – Dec 12, 2017
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My 8 year old daughter was suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumor. Dr. Rizk met us at the Children's Hospital and was able to get 99.9% of the tumor out He was there EVERYDAY and made sure that we knew that he would also be placing the shunt that she ultimately needed. He was amazing and would recommend him to anyone!!
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Chambersburg, PA – Dec 07, 2017
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We were very fortunate to have Dr. Rizk treat my husband when arriving in the ER at Penn State Med Center. He is a knowledgeable, compassionate and excellent neurosurgeon. We would recommend him highly. Michele and Mike Beres
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Michele in Palmyra, PA – Aug 02, 2017
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My husband has had excruciating back pain for many years, and only considered surgery as a last resort when he could hardly walk anymore. Dr. Rizk saw my husband quickly when we asked for an appointment, and was able to do surgery within a week. We are beyond thrilled to report that Dr. Rizk's surgery has released him of all back pain. Repeat: All of his back pain is gone. Dr. Rizk is highly skilled, gentle and humble, and we praise God for leading us to him. We are happy and grateful.
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Darwin Breon in McVeytown, PA – Feb 02, 2017
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We feel very lucky to have gotten Dr. Rizk as my father's surgeon. He saw my father immediately after he arrived at Penn State Hershey Med. Center by Life Lion. Dr. Rizk performed an emergency Craniotomy, and saved my Dad's life. He is very skilled, and is a caring and compassionate physician. He responds and answers questions quickly. He treats my elderly father with dignity and respect. I would highly recommend Dr. Rizk to anyone!!
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PLL in Carlisle, PA – May 27, 2016
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he has been amazing with my son Tyrick Grant even when we was unsure of things he would also call and follow up. I couldn't ask for better to treat my son. Thank you DR.Rizk
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Biography

Dr. Elias Rizk, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hershey, PA. Dr. Rizk has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Milton S. Hershey Medical Cente...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Alabama Childrens Hospital
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Penn State Health Neurosurgery

Penn State Health Neurosurgery30 Hope Dr Ste 1200 Hershey, PA 17033
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    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)