Dr. Nabil Rizk, MD

Dr. Nabil Rizk, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 54

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Nabil Rizk, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rizk has more experience with Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Yale University medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rizk to book an appointment.


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Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

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(201) 257-5041
Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group20 Prospect Ave Ste 501 Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rizk

4.8

Based on 64 ratings

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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
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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
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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
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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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.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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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...
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jeff S – Aug 07, 2019
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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!!!
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Jun 26, 2019
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Excellent service . Very caring staff . The best !!
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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David balaban in Belleville , NJ – Jun 12, 2019
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Excellent doctor. Made me feel very comfortable pre/post surgery. Highly recommend Dr. Rizk and staff.
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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Sue Zvalaren Skorupka in Wyckoff, NJ – May 23, 2019
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Dr. Rizk was kind, patient and understanding during a difficult time. His skills are top notch. Mine was not an easy case.
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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Laura B. in Lincoln Park, NJ – May 21, 2019
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Always treated with respect.. very caring and fabulous Dr. Would definitely refer to new patients...love his office staff also.!!!
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Apr 26, 2019
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I cannot thank Dr. Rizk enough for his high level of professionalism and competence in performing minimal invasive lung surgery on me. Dr. Rizk and his staff, especially Lisa and Laura, Patient Navigators, constantly provided guidance and pertinent information during my entire journey. Dr. Rizk inspires trust and confidence in such a way that I knew I was in good hands the first time I met him.
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Gia in NJ – Jan 08, 2019
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dr.rizk n his team was very caring n understanding just loved them they kept my daughter n husban updated on surgery
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Joann Peperoni in union beach, NJ – Jan 08, 2019
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I feel privileged to be under the care of Dr. Rizk and his amazing staff of Dr's physician assistants nurses and clerical team.
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Theresa M Seidita in Lodi, NJ – Dec 31, 2018
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Dr. Rizk removed lung cancer for me. Fortunately for me, the cancer was rated 1A. Dr. Rizk was completely thorough. His staff visited me in the hospital every morning, and then Dr. Rizk came to see me afterward. Dr. Rizk and his staff are very professional and methodical, as well as sympathetic. He did a great job. I highly recommend Dr. Rizk!
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Lois in Fair Lawn, NJ – Dec 20, 2018
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Dr Rizk did a great job on my lung surgery.I was out of the hospital in one day.Took about a month to fully recover.
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Laurie in VENICE – Dec 15, 2018
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I am having a difficult time putting to words all that I would like to say about Dr. Rizk and his team. I have been an OR nurse for 43 years and therefore know many Surgeons and their practices. Dr. Rizk impressed me with his experience, knowledge and manner. I knew instantly that I had gone to the best thoracic surgeon and practice for me and that I would be thoroughly and well cared for. The surgery want as explained and expected, I felt supported every step of the way. So grateful to you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Patricia Castellano in Brewster, NY – Oct 06, 2018
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Dr Rizk operated on my esophagus and removed the cancer. He was very up front about what was going on. He always reported resulted very quickly. His staff is very helpful and pleasant. Before by surgery he spent more the 45 minutes on the phone answering all my questions and reassure me. I would highly recommend him to friends and family..
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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hackensack – Oct 04, 2018
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Iam very happy with the care I receive from Dr.Rizk. He put you at ease when explaining your condition and treatment that you require,he listen to you and is in no rush when you ask questions ,I recommend him,because he knows what he is doing,and is very compassionate.
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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No results
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Lourdes X. Diaz in Union City, NJ – Sep 21, 2018
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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 (551) 996-5960.

Thoracic Surgery

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 Surgery specialists.

Dr. Rizk typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Benign Tumor
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • 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
  • Lung Surgery
  • 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
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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

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Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)
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