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Sub Specialty:
Vascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Hamot

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
77 Patient
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UPMC Hamot - Flagship CVT Surgeons
120 E. 2nd St.
Suite 400
Erie, PA 16507
Office Phone:
(814) 877-5600


Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery


MD, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

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Loma Linda, CA

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Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte, NC

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Bethesda, MD

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March 09, 2020

it was good

January 30, 2020

The care that I had was amazing Dr Rozzoni is a wonderful and caring Dr. I woild recommend him to everybody. He truly cares for his patients

January 06, 2020

very pleasant doctor I really like the nurse that took me in orignally she was really friendly and had a good personality.

December 30, 2019


December 09, 2019

very satisfied

November 18, 2019

Excellent doctor and staff

November 18, 2019

Dr. Rizzoni replaces Dr. Sheppeck as my surgeon. I did have some interaction with him in the past and have always found him to be empathetic and an excellent communicator.

November 04, 2019

I didn't feel Dr. Rizzoni thought I had a problem or that I needed to see him. He led me to believe that I really didn't need to be there and that I should have seen another specialty.

November 04, 2019

It was a good experience, I liked Dr. Rizzoni. It was my first visit with him, I always saw Dr. Sheppeck in the past.

October 21, 2019

Dr. Walter Rizzoni was very well informed and interested in helping me with the insertion of N IVC filter for my upcoming spinal surgery. He answered all my questions and even escorted me personally to the office exit. He also introduced me to the scheduler and supplied me with his business card if I had a need for further information. The front office person was very helpful and even called another hospital to have some records faxed that I was missing. She was pleasant and very efficient and courteous not only to me but others who were also registering. My visit was time well spent.