Dr. Jeffrey Van Lier Ribbink, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Van Lier Ribbink, MD

Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jeffrey Van Lier Ribbink, MD is a surgery doctor who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

10460 N 92nd St Ste 401

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Van Lier Ribbink's Experience

Dr. Van Lier Ribbink's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer


  • Adrenalectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Van Lier Ribbink has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Van Lier Ribbink's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Van Lier Ribbink to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Van Lier Ribbink's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Scottsdale, AZ |
Hi.. I have a rare condition and Dr VLR is one of the few Doctors that understand... I have had 2 Major Endocrine surgeries done by him in 2012...fast forward 5yrs... he has cont to check on me and now we are actively dealing with my third... I would and have trusted him with my life, literally! He spends the needed time with each patient...he never rushes any patient out the door... if you have questions...ASK! he is great at explaining...EVERYTHING! He truly has the surgical experience!
in Scottsdale, AZ |
He is such a great surgeon! Kept me cal and did a phenomenal job. I'm healing great and he's kept up on my progress. I would recommend him!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Run! Whacky. Unprofessional. Run! Run! Run!
in Chandler, AZ |
Had a surgery planned on the 23rd for over a month for a thyroid removal (inconclusive biopsy) and had just seen his PA on the 16th telling me it was all a go. Got a call on the 20th from Linda the office manager telling me he no longer is practicing and had to cancer my surgery three days before. Unprofessional and feel slighted by the way it was handled. I don't recommend, as they then tried to find me a new surgeon in a day and someone they know! Rediculous. Find someone else!!!!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. VLR is not direct with terminal patients and recommends extreme surgeries in casual ways that lead patients toward false hope. If your parent is stage four, please be DIRECT with VLR about presenting medical options to them. In fact, it might be best to have an oncological social worker, hospice provider, or oncologist present these decisions to your loved one instead. The end-of-life options VLR presents will include radical surgery and ICU, but he will make is seem rosy.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I had a Whipple 11/4/14 and I can only say that not only is Dr. VLR a gem but so is his PA, Katie and his office staff. He is tops in his field and when I mention his name anyone in the medical field only has positive comments. On occasion I had to wait to be seen later than scheduled, however, I never felt that I was rushed bc he was running late.
in Mesa, AZ |
I ended up with a surprise of thyroid cancer him and his staff reaasured me was by my side thru the surgical removing of thyroid parathyroid and lymph nodes wasn't expecting all of this but He kept me informed and reasonably calm for me excellent surgeon thank you Dr
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Dr. Van Lier Ribbink accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
    Health Net of Arizona HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Van Lier Ribbink has admitting privileges

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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