Dr. Jeffrey Van Lier Ribbink, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Van Lier Ribbink, MD

Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Jeffrey Van Lier Ribbink, MD is a surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in surgery and endocrine surgery.

10460 N 92nd St Ste 401

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Contact Information

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

2  Specialties

  • Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

12  Conditions Treated

20  Procedures

  • 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

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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
30 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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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)

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! ...more
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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!
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Run! Whacky. Unprofessional. Run! Run! Run!
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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...more
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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,...more
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