Dr. Nabil Rizk, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 56

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Nabil Rizk, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rizk has extensive experience in Thoracic Surgical Procedures. He graduated from Yale University in 1992. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Nabil Rizk, MD

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

20 Prospect Ave Ste 701 Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Based on 75 ratings

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Dr. Rizk, Lisa, Maria, Laura and the entire staff were exceptional to deal with. They are very caring, informative and extremely intelligent. I was very pleased with how my treatment was handled by them. Hopefully, I will never have to be back at their office, but if I do, I know I am in good hands!
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Oct 20, 2022
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Would definitely recommend
Everyone’s very nice, I felt very taken care of.
What went well
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May 23, 2022
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Thank you so very much!
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Good
Yearly follow up
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Laura Byrouty – May 13, 2022
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Dr Rizk
Dr. Rizk is fantastic. Very thorough and understanding and explains everything in great detail. Puts patient at ease.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Thomas Dahlin – May 13, 2022
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Staff is kind courteous caring which I very much appreciated. I felt comfortable. Dr Rizk is a wonderful Doctor who treated me with kindness care patience and was informative with all My questions and concerns. I couldn’t have been recommended to a better DoctorOffice Staff for my care.
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Patti T – May 13, 2022
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Dr. Nabil Rizk saves lives. His staff is highly professional, caring and kind. My wife had Stage 3 cancer, and Dr. Rizk with his preparation, surgery, and post op was excellent. There is no greater compliment or recommendation we can give or say other than, Dr. Nabil Rizk saves lives
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
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Mitchell Stave – May 09, 2022
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Amazing Experience during an overwhelming time!!!
Dr. Rizk is truly the best!! From the moment I got my results, he and his staff handled all my care quickly and efficiently facilitating all my care so that I didn’t have to worry about anything. They helped with making sure I saw all the right specialists to get me ready for surgery. My surgery was seamless and I was discharged the very next day without complications. My experience was as best as I could have imagined!! Highly recommend Dr. Rizk, RN Lisa Greene, PA Valentina Kolker and the rest of his team—you will be in great hands!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Wafa Z. – May 06, 2022
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Positive Experience
I had robotic lung surgery. I was home the next day. The recovery was easy. The pain was controlled.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Madeline – May 06, 2022
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Excellent
Have total confidence in Dr Rizk
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Michael Jones – Apr 16, 2022
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We appreciate your rating and kind words Michael
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Dr. Rizk performed esophagus cancer surgery on me on February 24,2022. I sought out Dr. Rizk at Hackensack due to recommendations, his training, and peer reviews. In addition, his training and experience appeared outstanding. This was corroborated by his performance. I am on the mend. Highly recommended! Additionally, his staff was outstanding, especially Lisa Greene who was cooperative, efficient, and competent. Once again, highly recommended.
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Dr. Frank & Linda Votto – Apr 12, 2022
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Dr. Rizk is an incredible doctor/surgeon! He removed an early lung cancer in May 2021. I arrived at the hospital at 6 am and was home by 5:30 pm same day. I felt really good. Dr. Rizk was so nice, professional, explained everything, answered all my questions. So patient and kind! His physician assistant-nurse practitioners, nurses, office staff are very nice and as professional. Lisa was the nurse I worked with and she was amazing! No one wants to deal with illness but if you need to it’s so reassuring to have a great doctor and kind people to help you get through it.
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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Barbara McCaffrey – Dec 18, 2021
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Wonderful doctor and staff
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Nov 18, 2021
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This was our first meeting with Dr. Rizk and we were so impressed after being told by Dr. Santamauro that this Doctor is a Master. He explained everything in detail and answered any questions we had. HIs office staff is truly amazing with kind, caring and wonderful personalities. He is scheduling the necessary things that have to be done and we concluded that he has our complete trust. Thank you Dr. Rizk and staff for caring. Louise Mascari
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
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Louise and Joe Mascari – Sep 26, 2020
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Dr. Rizk handled my recent diagnosis and surgery with compassion and confidence. He and his staff were so helpful in addressing my needs throughout the process, including scheduling of the surgery and making the associated testing as convenient as possible. The office and hospital environments minimized risk with regard to COVID-19. I am now recovering from a successful procedure, thanks to Dr. Rizk.
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
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msdrn – Aug 25, 2020
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I have been a nurse for 50 years,the last 20 in Oncology,but was shocked when I discovered I had lung cancer. I was petrified,especially in the middle of the covid pandemic. I called Dr Rizk,and had surgery 2weeks later. He is brilliant, skilled,and compassionate. I am so blessed to have found him,and his fantastic team. I highly recommend him .
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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Bernice Hembrough – Jun 05, 2020
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Dr. Rizk saved my life. On this date (April 21, 2009) Dr. Rizk performed an Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy on me at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan. Dr. Rizk headed a team that treated my Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer. I have been cacer free now for 11 years and live a full and healthy life thanks to Dr. Rizk and his team. I owe my life to him and his superb and professional expertise. I think of him every year on this date as I would not be here without his skilled execution of my treatment and surgery. Thank you, Dr. Rizk!
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Charles R. Jones – Apr 21, 2020
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Dr. Rizk is simply amazing!! He spends time with his patients and answers all questions. He is also a well trained surgeon with an excellent reputation and uses minimally invasive techniques so that recovery is quicker and results in less pain. His office staff is also the best, as they guide you through every step of the way.
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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Elizabeth – Jan 29, 2020
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After mom was diagnosed with lung cancer, we didn’t know what to expect when we’re referred to Dr Rizk. Dr Rizk and his team including nurses - Lisa, Jessica and Laura are very awesome in handling moms care. What we like about them is they’re passionate with what they do, with their advices, guidance and they made us feel that they’re really there to help and we’ll get through this. I am taking care of mom and it has been a very difficult year for us. In behalf of my mom and family, we would like to thank from the bottom of our heart Dr Rizk, Lisa, Jessica, Laura, and the entire staff, thank you, and May God bless you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Richie M in behalf of mom Corazon D – Oct 22, 2019
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Extremely pleased to have used the services of Dr. Rizk and his team. He did a a very professional and caring job of explaining me all about the procedure, which he performed flawlessly. Special kudos to Jessica and Lisa who are integral members of his team. It takes a village...
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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Jeff S – Aug 07, 2019
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This is wonderful, Jeff! Thank you for sharing!
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Dr. Rizk is a talented surgeon and his staff is top notch! He treated my mom's lung and esophageal cancer and from start to finish, we could not be happier. His office team is so caring, kind and patient, including Lisa and Laura who are there for anything you need, no matter how small. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Rizk and his team!!!
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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Jun 26, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a general thoracic surgeon who specializes in thoracic cancers, including lung, esophageal, pulmonary metastases, mediastinal tumors, and pleural...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1992
Yale University
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Nabil Rizk, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Rizk frequently treats Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Rizk specializes.

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

Dr. Rizk's office is located at 20 Prospect Ave Ste 701, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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 (201) 351-3594.

Thoracic Surgical Procedures

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Rizk is experienced in the area of Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
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Dr. Rizk's conditions and procedures:

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Rizk accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group20 Prospect Ave Ste 701 Hackensack, NJ 07601
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