Dr. William Rizk, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 54

General Surgery

Dr. William Rizk, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Dakota Dunes, SD. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Dunes Surgical Hospital and Mercyone Siouxland Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. William Rizk, MD

Midlands Clinic

705 N Sioux Point Rd Dakota Dunes, SD 57049 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(605) 217-5500

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Dr. Rizk is affiliated with Dunes Surgical Hospital Dakota Dunes, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Rizk's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Rizk treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Obesity
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk treats Obesity more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Rizk treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rizk performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Rizk performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Rizk's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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(605) 217-5500

Dr. Rizk accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Rizk's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rizk

4.8

Based on 75 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Excellent and personable physician
Dr Rizk has a very caring, professional approach. He made sure we fully understood the surgery and follow ups. Definitely would 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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Alex – Mar 01, 2022
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Wonderful wished he would come to Cherokee!
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Ann Letsche – Jan 21, 2022
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This guy is the real deal! He is skilled as a surgeon, thorough, understanding, does not judge , and very patient ...he takes time to explain things. Based on my experience, Dr. Rizk seems to remember everything about his patients-from past procedures to family dynamics! When you succeed, he is truly happy too! I could go on and on about this doctor but you'd all grow old before finishing the review! Suffice it to say I would (and I have) recommend this doctor to anyone- friends, family, total strangers in a dress shop too! I do not know why Dr Rizk chose to specialize in bariatrics, but I am so grateful he did!
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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Deb Landgraf – Jan 08, 2022
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I recently had the gastric sleeve 11/18/21, I could not be more happier with my surgery, the surgeon Dr Rizk, and his staff! Everything has gone so well! It was a great experience!
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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Rachel Treglia – Jan 03, 2022
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Went in with gallbladder problems. Told Doctor my symptoms and he said without hesitation it needed to come out. Very confident and very good surgeon.
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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Dec 30, 2021
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He explained things well and he knows what he is talking about. Dr Rizk also fixed a few other problems I was having because he was willing to do more than just the planned surgery.
What went well
  • 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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RuthAnn grateful patient – Dec 29, 2021
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He has a great bed side manner. I have had several surgery’s with him. I trust his opinion and I have refer several people to 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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Joyce – Dec 17, 2021
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Through my family physician (as well as "asking around town" as they say), Dr. Rizk was highly recommended to repair my inguinal hernia. I'm nearing a month since surgery now and I'm very glad I chose Dr. Rizk. The entire experience with him and his staff was positive and professional. Dr. Rizk is confident, listens to and answers questions well, has a friendly and caring personality, and all the same can be said for his staff too. Both the Midlands Clinic and the Dunes Surgical Hospital were great experiences. No extended waiting, friendly and attentive staff, clean facilities. If you're considering Dr. Rizk, his staff, and facilities as an option for your surgical needs, let this review encourage and assure you that you would be making an excellent choice.
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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TF – Nov 09, 2021
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I had to have hernia surgery and Dr. Risk was my surgeon. At my pre op visit, Dr. Rizk and his staff were very pleasant, nice and helpful. Dr. Rizk was very thorough in letting me know exactly what type of hernia I had and exactly what he would be doing during the surgery. I had no fears when I left my appointment, and no doubt things were going to be just fine. His office staff scheduled my surgery and even asked what days would be convenient for me. The day of surgery, Dr. Rizk visited me to let me know when they would be coming to get me, how long it should take, and exactly what he would be doing again. I would highly recommend Dr. Rizk for any surgery. He is very thorough and personable, and his bedside manner is second to none. I highly recommend him, his staff, and the staff of the Dunes Surgery Center. My experience was excellent.
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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Jul 27, 2021
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I highly recommend Dr. Rizk to anyone needing either a general surgeon, and specifically a gastroenterologist! He is Exceptional at providing detailed explanations of the procedure I needed. Even when I was nervous about surgery, he calmed me with his patience and professionalism. Dr. Rizk also was complete in his testing for other things that could be wrong. I went in for him to reroute my small intestine to the side of my stomach, so that my food could exit my stomach. He thought to have my gallbladder, liver, kidneys and pancreas tested before surgery. In doing so, we learned my gallbladder had stones and infection. He removed my gallbladder during the same surgery. If he hadn't thought to have additional tests I would have had 2 surgeries. I have recovered completely from this laparoscopic surgery! He had me come back for 2 follow up visits before considering me "graduated" and well. I will recommend him to anyone who is looking for 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
No results
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Dixie Evans – Mar 31, 2021
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Very good job on what I had done! Explained things well
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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Mar 26, 2021
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I’d never had a surgery before in my life. It was my absolute worst fear. This dr is the dr to go to if you are scared like I was. He will make you feel comfortable, confident and not scared! Amazing would recommend to anyone!!! Also minimal scars he uses glue instead of stitches so you don’t come out looking like Frankenstein!
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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Nichole Kruse – Mar 23, 2021
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Yes, I would certainly recommend Dr. Rizk to my family and friends!
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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Mar 09, 2021
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I have a friend that Dr. Rizk did surgery on. I will say that I am not very pleased with the outcome. I feel that he is incompetent in this field of obesity. Nothing but problems from day one that could have been avoided. And now she is paying the price of his neglect. Please do your research.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 30, 2020
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Dr Rizk handled my bi-lateral hernia repair. He answered all my questions and was attentive to my concerns. I had an excellent result and recovery. I am happy to 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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Dec 14, 2020
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Dr. Rizk was very attentive. He listened. He had excellent bedside manners. I never had to wait very long for him after the nurse was finished in the room. I would recommend him.
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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Mar 10, 2020
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I have been a really healthy person with 1 other surgery. Dr Rizk took good care of me, he answered all my questions , made me feel at ease. He has a great personality and a great smile! I would highly recommend him
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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Lorie Beckman – Mar 05, 2020
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Dr. Rizk performed a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery on me. It was my very first surgery and with it came a lot of questions and nervousness. Dr. Rizk was very thorough with his explanations and provided a clear picture of what to expect pre, during and post surgery. His willingness to answer any and all questions I had was very reassuring. The procedure went smoothly and I had a quick recovery. Dr. Rizk has great bedside manner that leaves you feeling safe and in good hands. I highly recommend him.
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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Cindy – Feb 11, 2020
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Dr. Rizk is a wonderful person and surgeon. He explained every detail of what my surgery and recovery would be like. He took the time and answered all of my many questions and never seemed to be in a hurry. His followup after surgery was excellent as well. He is compassionate and it is obvious he truly cares about his patients. I would 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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Kelli Solsma – Dec 03, 2019
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I had 2 hernia repaired and he was quick to explain how he would fix it and how recovery would go. There was no complications and recovery was good and had enough time to recover. Dr listen to my concerns and was accommodating to how I felt. I don’t have any complains he was pleasant and would recommend for sure! Great experience thanks Doc. 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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Nov 02, 2019
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Biography

Dr. William Rizk has been a general surgeon in the Siouxland area for over 20 years. Dr. Rizk began practicing in the Siouxland area, at Midlands...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Sanford School Of Medicine At The University Of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Sd
Medical School
1999
Iowa Meth Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
University of Iowa
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. William Rizk, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rizk has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. William Rizk, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Rizk frequently treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Obesity, and Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rizk treats.

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

Dr. Rizk's office is located at 705 N Sioux Point Rd, Dakota Dunes, SD 57049. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Midlands Clinic

Midlands Clinic705 N Sioux Point Rd Dakota Dunes, SD 57049
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rizk is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Dunes Surgical Hospital

Dakota Dunes, SD

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Mercyone Siouxland Medical Center

Sioux City, IA

56% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

UnityPoint Health– St. Luke's Regional Medical Center

Sioux City, IA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received