Dr. Jeffrey Van Lier Ribbink, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Van Lier Ribbink, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. Jeffrey Van Lier Ribbink, MD is a general surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in general surgery and endocrine surgery.

10290 N 92nd St Ste 305

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 Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Splenectomy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Lier Ribbink performs Splenectomy more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Van Lier Ribbink performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Lier Ribbink performs Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Van Lier Ribbink performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy
Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Lier Ribbink performs Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure) more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Van Lier Ribbink performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Whipple Procedure

Dr. Van Lier Ribbink's conditions and 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
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Van Lier Ribbink, MD is a general surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in general surgery and endocrine surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Residency Hospital
1983
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
1983

Awards

Dr. Van Lier Ribbink's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Van Lier Ribbink

4.1

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
20%
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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!
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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 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!!!!
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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, 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.
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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.
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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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