Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 61

Ophthalmology

Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo in 1990. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

120 Dudley St Ste 301 Providence, RI 02905
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Based on 165 ratings

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Felt he insulted my intelligence
Went to see him after reading all the reviews and I was really disappointed. On fist check up after surgery he said I had to wait some time before I could see results. I waited and made another appointment to see him. He said he could tweak my eyelid a little and I will be happy with the results. On the next appt. he kept on telling me my eyes looked beautiful (which they were not, asymmetry was very noticeable but he kept on saying the same thing like I did not have a mirror or a cell camera which showed something different every time I took a picture. At the end he said that he wasnt going to do anything to alter the eyelid which was still dropping just like at the beginning but he tried to convince me that "my eyes looked beautiful" What a waste of money and time not to mention the recuperation time. Very, very disappointed at the results.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Helen – Jul 26, 2022
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2 years ago……
Dr Rizzuto performed a blepharoplasty on me in January 2020. I have been extremely pleased with the results. On the follow up visit after the surgery he placed some small injections of Botulism toxin between my eyebrows and at the sides (crows feet area) for maintenance. I was hooked! It’s very subtle but enough to compliment the surgical results and leave me looking refreshed. I’ve never experienced any side effects and each treatment lasts 3-4 months. Dr Rizzuto is a master at improving your look without you ending up looking like you “had work done”. Call his amazing staff, set up a consultation and have a conversation with this talented and dedicated doctor.
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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Susan D – May 10, 2022
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I had Mohs surgery that based on the needed margins left me with a small "crater" near my right eyelid. Dr. Rizzuto did an amazing job closing it and blending the incision with my natural wrinkle line that people who have known me for years can't even tell that I had surgery. Also his office staff did an excellent job navigating thru covid setting up all the appointments. Thank you all.
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Antonis G. – Oct 11, 2021
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I needed blepharoplasty revision surgery after a Boston eyelid doctor performed a hack- job that left my eyelids asymmetric. I found Dr. Rizutto after an extensive search. During my consultation he took the time to listen and understand what I needed. He and his assistant Renee' were so comforting. I am 2 weeks post procedure and cannot believe how good my eye looks this early on. The swelling is very minimal. These results are a true testament of Dr. Rizutto’s competency. I wish I had found Dr. Rizutto at the time of my initial blepharoplasty but I am so thankful I found him to correct the mistakes of the other surgeon. After 14 months of staring at my asymmetric eyes (caused from the Boston Dr.) I am finally at peace and so happy knowing my eye is on the healing road to normalcy. If you are considering Dr. Rizutto look no further. He is an amazing person, a skilled surgeon, and a remarkable master of his art. I very highly recommend this extremely competent doctor!
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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Sep 30, 2021
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Check in: girl was smiling, friendly, & welcoming. Wait time: minimal, I think they took me in 5 min after my appointment time, and Dr. Rizzuto came right in the room with his assistant. Exam: absolutely wonderful, Dr. Rizzuto talked to me face to face, answered every question, his assistant did all of the data entry, so he never turned his back to me. I left there feeling confident and very well informed. He even wrote down some terminology for me to google. But I was amazed at the time he spent with me. When I had to see someone else to schedule my surgery, she was a pleasure. Explained everything I had to do very clearly and made me feel less nervous about the whole thing. Dr Rizzuto and the girl scheduling my surgery ended by saying “if you have any additional questions or need us to review your surgery paperwork again, please give us a call, we are happy to help” If I could give more than 5 stars I would. I felt very welcome in this office.
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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Seaworthy – Aug 31, 2021
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Dr. Rizzuto is a fine surgeon. He answered all of my pre-op and post-op questions. And he has a great office staff. Highly recommend.
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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Patricia Murray – Jul 17, 2021
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I would like to rate this practice 100 stars, but they only allow me five. From the minute you arrive, you are warmly greeted by either Nidia, Lindsey or Renee. They always greet me by name and with a huge smile making me feel so welcome. The air systems, sanitizing gel and perfectly clean,private, consultation rooms, ease all worries in these crazy Covid times. Dr Phil is one of the greatest doctors I have ever met. He is very knowledgeable and has allot of patience and will answer all your questions with a smile. I never feel rushed and always leave happy. If you seeking an exceptional Dr. and staff look no further!!
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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Jaime H. Wood – Mar 06, 2021
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I waited a few years to get my eyelids corrected because I was nervous about the process. Dr. Rizzuto and his amazing staff were reassuring and put me as ease from the first visit. I can honestly say the surgery was completely painless. I haven’t had a moment of discomfort and most of all my eyes are now open ! I highly recommend Dr. Rizzuto and I am sure no one will be disappointed with his expertise and professionalism.
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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Deirdre C Balzano – Feb 19, 2021
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I've been going to Dr Rizzuto for a few years now. I find him to be very knowledgeable and personable. He takes time to get to know his patient and explains thoroughly. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
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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Scott O – Jan 26, 2021
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Dr. Rizzuto closed an incision on my poor face after a recent Mohs Surgery, and I couldn't be happier (or more relieved) with the result. Although I'm still healing now, I can see that I'll have hardly any scar. I feel fortunate to have benefitted from Dr. Rizzuto's skill and would confidently recommend him.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rebecca – Oct 19, 2020
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I was referred to Dr Rizzuto by Koch Eye. I was tired of taping my eye open to see. Dermatochalasis is a medical condition, defined as an excess of skin in the upper or lower eyelid, also known as "baggy eyes." The loss of elasticity leads to stretching of the skin around your eyelid. It can make it look like you have extra eyelid skin. This stretched out skin can block your vision. Insurance carriers will only cover the cost of upper eyelid surgery if the patient has obstruction of their visual field. This meant only one of my eyes were covered. Yes you’re going to have to break into your piggy bank to make both eye match but it’s worth the investment.The procedure took only an hour and I was home resting with ice packs. You will have swelling the first few days but I recommend making green tea saving the bags to be chilled and placing them on your lids. The tea will relax you and the bags will reduce the swelling and bruising.I would highly recommend Dr. Rizzuto and staff 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
What could be improved
No results
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Janis – Sep 30, 2020
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Dr Rizzuto and his staff were outstanding from my first visit, to my procedure and follow-ups. My scar is almost non-existent! I would highly recommend Dr. Rizzuto to anyone who is in need of facial surgery!! Thank you all so much!!
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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Sep 26, 2020
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Excellent office and medical services are above excellent! Clean & very safe during Covid-19 precautions are in place throughout the state. Dr. Rizzuto provides such high quality medical services!
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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Linda Perry – Sep 25, 2020
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Dr. Rizzuto repaired my mothers eye after she was shot and she looks amazing! He helped explained the process and made her feel comfortable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 14, 2020
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Dr. Rizzuto and his team are fantastic! He is knowledgeable, honest, down-to-earth, excellent at communicating, and a nice person. Although my initial visit was for ophthalmic needs, I felt so comfortable with him that I decided to schedule a cosmetic procedure, too. Dr. Rizzuto handled both of my appointments perfectly and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in need of medical eye care or considering a touch-up here or there. BTW I never post reviews online but feel very strongly about how good Dr. Rizzuto is and wanted to share my experience. He's 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
What could be improved
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A very satisfied patient – Jul 10, 2020
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I would highly recommend Dr Rizzuto and his staff. I had a small procedure done and it was done during this crazy covid time and each and everyone was professional and helpful. I knew I was in good hands. Thank you to all Dr Rizzuto's practice.
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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Kathleen G. – Jun 17, 2020
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Dr. Rizzuto is one of most kind and compassionate Drs. I have ever known. I have been going to him for five years now and I always leave looking younger not like I've had work done. He is board certified and you cannot get this quality of care going to a salon or spa, there is no one else I would ever trust with my face! With Dr. Rizzuto you will be in the safest of hands. Staff is also incredible. I will never go anywhere else and cannot recommend this office enough! My husband and I were thinking of moving out of state but I could never find another Dr. Like this so we won't be moving!
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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Cynthia Johnson – Jun 13, 2020
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After several months of exploring wit painful, swollen, itchy, irritated, leaky eyes.... I was finally fortunate to end up with dr. Philip Rizzuto.... and zippity do da as in magic... I’m fine now. All places have a feeling and upon entering his domain you are immediately welcomed and cared for
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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Meredith Thayer – Jun 05, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Rizzuto has always been a positive one. He is a caring and knowledgeable physician . I feel safe knowing that I am getting the optimal level of medical care and would highly recommend anyone in need of care reach out to him.
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Frances Carline – May 19, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Rizzuto and his staff was outstanding. He removed a seborrheic keratosis from my eyelid, and I did not feel any pain other than the numbing injection. I had a very small amount of bruising, and it healed perfectly with no post op pain at all. He even called that evening to make sure I was doing okay. I would highly recommend Dr. Rizzuto for any procedure you may need.
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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Bev – May 16, 2020
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Biography

Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Kresge Eye Inst/Wayne State U
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Albert Einstein Coll Med
Residency Hospital
1992
U Buffalo
Residency Hospital
1991
U Buffalo/Millard Fillmore Hosps
Internship Hospital
1990
New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rizzuto frequently treats Blepharitis, Ectropion of Eyelid, and Eyelid Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rizzuto treats.

Where is Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD's office located?

Dr. Rizzuto's office is located at 120 Dudley St Ste 301, Providence, RI 02905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Rizzuto's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Blepharitis
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Dr. Rizzuto treats Blepharitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rizzuto treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Ectropion of Eyelid
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Dr. Rizzuto treats Ectropion of Eyelid more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rizzuto treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizzuto treats Eyelid Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rizzuto treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rizzuto's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Test
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects

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Locations

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Providence Office120 Dudley St Ste 301 Providence, RI 02905
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