Dr. Elias Rizk, MD

NeurosurgeryMale

Dr. Rizk
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Milton S Hershey Medical Center BCC

30 Hope Dr Hershey, PA 17033

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(717) 531-3828

Dr. Elias Rizk, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hershey, PA. Dr. Rizk has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery 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 is affiliated with Milton S Hershey Medical Center Hershey, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rizk

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rizk treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rizk treats other conditions, please contact the office at (717) 531-3828.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Rizk is experienced in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Rizk
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Hydrocephalus
Chiari's Deformity
Spina Bifida
Chiari Malformation Type 1
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Dr. Rizk's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Rizk accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Rizk's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rizk

4.6

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
81.25%
(13)
4 Stars
12.5%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
6.25%
(1)
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What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
  • Explained conditions well (15)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (1)
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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!!
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
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4 people found this helpful
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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
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
3 people found this helpful
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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. :)
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
7 people found this helpful
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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!!
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
6 people found this helpful
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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
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
3 people found this helpful
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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.
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
2 people found this helpful
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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!!
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
4 people found this helpful
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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
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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kim staub in York, PA – May 18, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Elias Rizk, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hershey, PA. Dr. Rizk has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists in his...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Alabama Childrens Hospital
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Elias Rizk, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Elias Rizk, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rizk frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Rizk specializes.

Where is Dr. Elias Rizk, MD's office located?

Dr. Rizk's office is located at 30 Hope Dr, Hershey, PA 17033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Elias Rizk, MD speak?

Dr. Rizk speaks Arabic, French, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Milton S Hershey Medical Center BCC

Milton S Hershey Medical Center BCC30 Hope Dr Hershey, PA 17033
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Milton S Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)