Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo medical school in 1990. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rizzuto to book an appointment.

Dr. Rizzuto

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

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

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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 Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • 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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(401) 274-6622

Dr. Rizzuto accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Rizzuto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rizzuto

4.9

Based on 162 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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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
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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
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Jaime H. Wood – Mar 06, 2021
Jamie, thank you! It is always a pleasure to see...Read More
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
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Deirdre C Balzano – Feb 19, 2021
Thank you Deirdre! We are so glad your experience...Read More
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
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Scott O – Jan 26, 2021
Scott, thank you! It has been a pleasure to get...Read More
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
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Rebecca – Oct 19, 2020
Rebecca, it is always a pleasure to treat great...Read More
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
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Jul 14, 2020
So glad she is recovering well and looking...Read More
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
Thank you so much! We are so glad you had a good...Read More
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
Thank you Kathy! So happy to provide care for you...Read More
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
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Cynthia Johnson – Jun 13, 2020
Cynthia, thank you so much for the kind words and...Read More
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
Hi Meredith! Great to hear that you feel welcomed...Read More
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
Frances, thank you so much for the review. We are...Read More
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
Thank you Bev! We are happy to know your surgery...Read More
Dr Rizzuto performed eye surgery on my lower lid in March 2020 at the ENT Surgery Center in Warwick, RI. From the first visit with Dr Rizzuto through surgery, professionalism was exhibited in his office, with his staff as well as at the surgical center. My entire experience was above above and beyond expectation for both the patient and family. Outcome from surgery was excellent. No stress. no pain, no scaring. I'm one good looking guy again!
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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Donald H – Apr 21, 2020
Thank you Donald! We are so glad you had a good...Read More
It's now two months since my upper lid blepharoplasty performed by Dr. Rizzuto, and it's been a smooth process from Day 1. The procedure itself was quick and painless, and the recovery has been a breeze. I had to go to a funeral two days after the procedure, and no one seemed to notice anything amiss. I'm glad I had it done; the results are just what I was hoping 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
1 person found this helpful
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Karen A – Mar 13, 2020
Thank you Karen! We are so happy to hear that...Read More
Dr. Rizzuto is very informative and explained everything about the procedure. His easy going presence made me feel very comfortable. The surgery went well and exactly as he had described. After a short recovery period I now two eyelids that open exactly the same. I would recommend him to everybody.
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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Jean Prior – Mar 10, 2020
Hi Jean! Thank you! We are so glad you had a good...Read More
Very, very happy with blephoplasty done on 1/28/20. Feel 10 yrs. younger. Procedure took 1 hr. minimal discomfort. Perfect 75th birthday gift. This is my second procedure with Dr. Rizzuto and recommend him highly. Thank you.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sheila F – Feb 19, 2020
Hi Sheila! Thank you so much for the review! We...Read More
I am now 4 days post-op after an upper lid blepharoplasty performed beautifully by Dr. Phil Rizzuto. I feel so lucky to have landed in his chair! Sure, I have some swelling and discoloration that he prepared me for but I can already see the difference in the smooth contour of my 68 year old eyelids. The procedure is quick and painless and I had no pain later during recovery. If you're thinking of having this surgery speak with Dr. Rizzuto. He'll give you an honest opinion about whether you would be a good candidate for the procedure and will take all the time you need to have any questions answered. This doc is truly one of the special ones...he's all about the patient not the bottom line. Let me not forget to sing the praises of his assistants and support staff. They are the best i have encountered in any medical setting! Great overall experience!! Susan D.
What went well
  • 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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Susan D. – Jan 28, 2020
Thank you Susan! We are so glad to hear your...Read More
Dr. Rizzuto was very professional and highly talented, surgery seemed like second nature to him. He was also down to earth and responded to messages quickly. I had a mole growing in my eyelashes and am very pleased with the whole process. I would highly recommend Dr. Rizzuto!
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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Jillian – Jan 04, 2020
Thank you Jillian! We are so happy you are very...Read More
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Rizzuto. I've been seeing him for years for botulinum toxin injections, and my care has been fantastic. I travel from Boston because I wouldn't trust anyone else with my face. He is a thoughtful and skilled physician. He knew things about fillers that cosmetic dermatologists didn't tell me. He always takes the time to educate patients and will tell you his reasoning in a clear and upfront way. Furthermore, he makes decisions that are in the patient's best interest. If he thinks more injectables aren't a great idea for you, he will tell you, rather than just providing every service you request. It's clear that he truly loves his job and his patients, and you'll never enjoy being in a room with a syringe more than you will during an appointment with Dr. Rizzuto.
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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Erin V. – Jan 03, 2020
Erin, first of all thank you for being a long...Read More
Dr. Rizzuto is thorough, kind and doesn't rush to operate. He tried using antibiotics first on my infected tear duct, and when they were not effective then recommended proceeding to the next step, a procedure at RI Hospital, which I was in full agreement. Dr. Rizzuto called my hone to check on me the night after the operation which was most appreciated. Best of all, the procedure was a success!
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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Jan 03, 2020
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Biography

Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 31 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.

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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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Locations

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Providence Office120 Dudley St Ste 301 Providence, RI 02905
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