Dr. Louis Rizio III, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Dr. Louis Rizio is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the field of sports medicine. After receiving his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School he completed his orthopaedic residency at Tufts University in Boston. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Miami. During his fellowship he participated in the care of the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami Hurricanes, and the Florida Marlins.

Dr. Rizio founded the Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in 2005. The center provides the most advanced and innovative care for athletes of all ages and is committed to returning patients to their desired level of activity. Prior to starting his own practice, Dr Rizio was the Chief of Sports Medicine at the NJ Medical School from 2000-2005.

In addition to offering patients the newest techniques to treat sports injuries and cartilage disorders, Dr. Rizio continues to remain on the cutting edge through research and education. Dr. Rizio has received funding to study the effects of cartilage regeneration utilizing adult stem cells and has presented research on the mechanics of shoulder injuries in throwing athletes. He has published several articles and book chapters on sports related injuries; in addition he has lectured nationally and internationally on sports related topics.

Dr. Rizio treats athletes of all ages and activity levels. He specializes in sports injuries of the upper and lower extremity, cartilage repair, and reconstructive procedures of the knee and shoulder. He currently cares for athletes at the professional, college, and high school levels.

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love the attention and no wait time !

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Excellent doctor & Staff

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Very Professional. Made my daughter feel right at ease. Excellent Doctor.

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Typical treatement response (rest, ice, blah, blah) I could have gotten online. Told him I had done all of that stuff before coming into the office, but had no improvement. Showed no interest in helping me. Oh well...

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I was very satisfied , he is a great doctor

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He seemed genuinely disappointed that my condition was not surgical, then recommended costly treatments that made my condition worse.

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The office staff and dr rizio are always pleasant. Very courtesy and professional.

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Excellent! Very efficient staff, saw doctor right away. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Explained treatments and options very clearly. One of the best experiences in a doctors office ever. Very happy - would highly recommend Dr. Rizio

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I thought the staff and Dr Rizio were very personable, attentive and really listened to our concerns.

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Very enlightening and professional. His explanation was clear and helpful to my understanding of my case. His staff is very helpful and ready to answer questions with attention. I would recommend Dr. Rizio to family and friends.

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Office staff was friendly and helpful. Dr Rizio was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all my questions.

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Nice and patient, highly recommended!

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He was well intentioned, seemed a little rushed, and wasn't too helpful with my questions but they were not easy questions to address on the spot so I would probably recommend.

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He was knowledgeable and kind. He listened carefully and gave me a diagnosis and explanation. Also very accommodating with other requests, like giving me a doctor's note for work and gym.

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The experience of visiting Dr Louis Rizio III is really good although the wait is a bit longer than expected, but partly it was my fault too. The traffic was bad, I missed the turn, the check-in paperwork I filled in online didn’t come through so I had to fill it out again… …But I got his professional opinion on my problem, he provided me options of my medication, treatment and prognosis of my condition. Although this was my first visit, but I do like his manner to treat patient, very professional! I would highly recommend him.

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It felt a bit rushed, impersonal, otherwise it was fine.

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My visit to Dr. Rizio was great. His front desk staff was friendly and helpful. I got into see the doctor at my appointment time. He communicated thoroughly about my condition and provided excellent care for my back. I highly recommend Dr. Rizio.

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It was good

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Appointment was very efficient, almost to the pint of being rushed, but the doctor seemed knowledgeable and capable.

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office was dingy looking but the exam rooms were perfectly clean and the Doctor was extremely helpful in answering all my questions.

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Fast, friendly & efficient. Explained my possible diagnoses & respective treatment options clearly and thoroughly. Found an imaging facility near my home for me. Highly recommend Dr. Rizio.

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it was quick and concise, time will tell if his recommendations work out but I'm confident in his thought process and we have a get well plan

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Dr. Rizio has just the right balance of charm, great bedside manner and doctoring. My son was the patient. He was great with him. Dr. Rizio was fast but not too fast to explain. He took great care with us. Looking forward to the 2-week check in.

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Dr. Rizio has treated my whole family. I highly recommend him

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I thought he was very personable and spent a reasonable amount of time with me. He had very good bedside manner, asked me a lot of questions to come to a diagnosis and explained the treatment plan in full. I also hardly had to wait. I had a very good experience.

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Fairly good. I submitted the paperwork through ZocDoc website but the receptionist said she did not receive it. I had to submit it through their website.

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visit was good.delay due to zoc-doc failing to send info and had to refill info

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Very direct, but not rushed. Easy to talk to. Listened well. Offered honest advice.

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awnser all my questions, give me a pice of mind , thank you Dr. Rizio"

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The doctor himself is very good. He's personable, tells you straight up what are the options for treating your issue. He seems to keep up with advances in his field, and gave me a cautious recommendation for a procedure that is on the cutting edge of the therapeutic range. He's a lot better than a lot of sports docs I've seen, who basically tell you there's nothing that can be done or just prescribe PT. Front desk staff could be nicer. Wait time was longer than I expected, but fortunately there were some magazines around.

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Doctor said he will mail the exercises char but it never came

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Met with Dr. Rizio regarding runners knee. He was prompt and attentive. Nice staff and short wait time.

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This was my third visit to Dr, Rizio's office and on each prior visit I made sure to let reception know I was there on my lunch break so I did not have any major wait time. This time, however, I (wrongly) assumed I did not need to make mention of this and I was in the waiting room for over 45 minutes. When I asked the assistant how much longer, she responded very unprofessionally with a bad attitude. I really like Dr. Rizio but that level of disrespect and disregard for my time is reason enough to not return.

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He was very professional and to the point.

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I liked him a lot. I was able to get an appointment within two days of my injury. He was personable and saw me almost immediately (I went to his NYC office, apparently they're still not switched over to the electronic record system so I had to fill out a bunch of paperwork again before I could go in.) Got a realistic diagnosis and follow up. Not thrilled with my diagnosis but that's not his fault - overall an excellent experience.

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Good Dr. Good recommendations. He couldn't Help me but sent me somewhere that could.

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He didnt spend any time with me at all during our visit. I asked him to look at the films and explain to me why a certain thing couldn't be done. He wouldn't do it. I was in alot of pain and having anxiety and couldnt get the timumg of when I fell happened and I felt ganged up on. It felt lije because I was giving weird dates that I was lying or something. I told him my mom just died and I was gaving trouble thinkung of exact dates and there was no compassion. Its as if I never said I JUST list my mom. Im sure hes good for someone but not most. I heard the couple before me when they came out and they were not pleased AT ALL with him. I thought oh theyre a bit older maybe its just theyre sensitive but nope this is not a great doctor. ...NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL. the only tjing is that I was able to get an appointment right away. And do did the elderly couple I saw before me. The office was empty when I was there. And it was empty when I left. I really hate to say negetive things about people but I am in so much pain and he didnt offer me any options. He did give me the name of a doctor which actually was useless anyway. ...NOT HAPPY!!!!!!!

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I liked him lot.. He was very nice, and he spoke to me in plain English. I also really liked the fact that he didn't belittle my concerns.

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Thorough, informative and productive.

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I feel like Dr. Rizzio listened to me and really cared about helping me heal from my injury. Friendly, warm demeanor, excellent bedside manner!