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I had a tonsillectomy performed by Dr. Rizzo. One year later, I'm left with a throat that pretty much feels like I'm choking any time I exert myself and over $2,000 in bills left over from spending 2 days in the ICU. It's my understanding that Dr. Rizzo pretty much plows through these surgeries at JCL and that they have somewhat affectionately called it "tonsillectomy Tuesday." As I went into the ER with 2 32oz cups full of blood (and counting), I pointed at my throat and they asked "Dr. Rizzo?" Apparently 2-3 days after the aforementioned Tuesdays, the ER experiences an influx of patients with complications from his surgery, per the ER nurses. This was also echoed in a separate trip to the child's ER when I took my daughter in. This doesn't even get into the poor aftercare by Dr. Rizzo and his staff. Long story short, just avoid him and his practice. You'll be better off for it.
After reading the negative reviews, I can't believe we went to the same office. My experience was the best I've ever had @ any Dr's office. When I made my appointment, the receptionist (Angela) was friendly & patient, as I had questions. The first available with Dr. Rizzo was 4 weeks away but she said she would put my name on a cancellation list. I received a call 4 days later moving my appt from 2/29 to 2/6. I waited about 20 minutes to be taken to the back. I had thorough high tech hearing and ear pressure tests done by 2 caring providers (Dana was 1 of them) I was moved to another room where another extremely pleasant nurse named Lauren did the basic triage stuff. Dr. Rizzo came in & asked questions & LISTENED to my answers, did a thorough exam including a scope in my nose. He explained his diagnosis in detail, scheduled a follow-up to be sure I get better. I am confident that I will find relief now. Every person I dealt with was exceptional, including the check out staff.
Absolutely doesn't listen. A complete waste of my time. I asked if my insurance would cover the charges and I was told there would be no cost to me----not true! On followup, I was told everything I told the doctor on my first visit. had to pay for hearing test that told me nothing i didn't already know, then suggested hearing aids. My only concern was hearing damage from gunshot, which the doctor forgot to right down on first visit! They required a ct which showed nothing. Now, an MRI is required as the CT doesn't show the required detail. Waste of my time and money. My impression is this office is a money mill.
Alright, where do I begin. 1) Terribly rude and unhelpful staff. 2) Horrendous wait times! 3)Terrible scheduling 4)Rizzo rushes every visit and has terrible bedside manners. 5)They rescheduled my post operative sinus appointment 4 days before my appt. date for a month out; even after I told them of my severe complications. My right sinus has absolutely no airway to it after the surgery and is blocking all drainage from occurring. I have severe headaches and constant cold like symptoms. I pleaded with the desk people to not reschedule my appt and all they could say was "sorry sir, we are just too overbooked to take you" I had the appt set up for 3 months prior!! I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THAT MANS OFFICE AGAIN! NOR WILL HE SEE RECEIVE ANY OF MY BUSINESS AGAIN. I, and we all pay entirely too much money to be treated in such a demeaning way.Places like this only add to the dim spotlight of quality healthcare. Searching for a new Dr. as we speak!PLEASE read the reviews and go elsewhere....
To be fair, relationships with doctors are personalized... you either are comfortable or not. My mother is a difficult patient with severe radiation after effects to the ENT, but it's his very direct manner that keeps her in line. He does listen even though her English is limited and her demeanor cranky. I respect his diagnosis and he's gone above and beyond to get her addtl diagnosis outside of his office w/ world renowned BNI. The wait times are extremely long and often late, but it's worthwhile to stay w/ him if you have faith in him.
Very rude and pushy with what he wants to be done. I have sinus and septoplastie done and had the stints taken out then he cleaned the inside on my nose a sinus area. He told me in front of my family to get control over my self and stop crying. Not very happy with the way he has treated me so far.
I was recommended to see Dr Rizzo b/c I have a deviated septum and clogged sinuses. The wait was long to see the dr in fact a patient was complaining about the way the office is ran. She was waiting results and never received them...I heard someone in the back apologizing to her etc. Dr Rizzo stated that I should have surgery to clean my sinuses and to fix my deviated septum but he was rude and arrogant. I have never had surgery other than oral and I told him I was scared and he made a comment about how I should not be afraid of life. I found that very inappropriate and tacky since he had just met me. Horrible bed side manner. I will be seeking another dr b/c the last thing you need when you are scared and nervous about surgery is a cocky dr that only sees you as a means of getting money. I had to ask him questions about the surgery that he should have explained in the first place. He made asked me did i really want to know about the details of the procedure. Professionalism lacking.
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