“Compassionate high quality surgical care close to home. Treating patients as if they were a family member.”


Dr. Rizzo moved to Lake Havasu City in 2003. He previously resided in Detroit, Michigan completing Medical School in 1993 at Michigan State University and General Surgery training in 1998 at Saint John Hospital and Medical Center, in Detroit. He has been with Southwest Surgery since 2004. Dr. Rizzo has been very active with the hospital medical staff acting as Chief of Surgery in 2009 and Chief of Staff in 2011.


American Board of Surgery 1999, recertified 2008

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons 2001

Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons

Member of the American College of Phlebology

Services Provided:

Evaluation and treatment of breast masses, abnormal mammograms and breast cancer

Stereotactic breast biopsies

Ultrasound-guided breast biopsies

Gallbladder surgery

Hernia surgery

Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery 

Treatment of varicose veins including radio-frequency ablation

Colonoscopies and Upper Endoscopies (Esophago-gastro-duodenoscopies)

Hemorrhoid surgery

Surgery for colon cancer

Treatment of bowel obstructions