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Stephen P. Rydzak, MD

4.5 out of 5 
Internal Medicine
Hyperbaric Medicine
Wound Care
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701

Stephen Rydzak, MD, FACP, CWSP is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has many specialties. He is an internist, a diving medical physician and medical director of the UT Health East Texas Wound Healing Center.

"Having grown up in East Texas, it has been very special for me to return to this community as a physician and have the opportunity to take care of the people in this region. I've seen a lot of changes in medicine in Tyler over the years, but I never cease to be amazed by the compassion, kindness and work ethic that I see in this medical community. I feel privileged to be part of that culture."

Board certified in both internal and hyperbaric medicine, Dr. Rydzak brings a unique perspective to his practice. "Hyperbaric medicine is used to treat a number of things, including non-healing wounds. I can offer something to my patients that's not available anywhere else in the area."

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Internal Medicine-Inernal Medicine, Board Certification

American Board of Wound Management, Certified Woundcare Specialist Provider


Internal Medicine Residency: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Doctor of Medicine: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Bachelor of Science: Medical Technology, The University of Texas at Tyler

Bachelor of Science: Biology, The University of Texas at Tyler

American College of Physicians, Member

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Member

Smith County Medical Society, Member

American Board of Wound Management, Diplomate

Featured Reviews



Quality of care is important to Dr. Rydzak. I have been a patient for a long time, about 25 years. During those years, he displayed compassion, he listened to my needs, he diagnosed problems accurately, and he spent whatever time was needed to accomplish those things.



Dr. Rydzak has been my doctor for a little over 6 years. He has always spent an adequate amount of time with me and listened to what I had to say. He always gave me good advice and made sure that I understood and was in agreement with his treatment plan. I have always trusted his care and decisions.

   — Dylan Brown


I love Dr. Rydzak! He is an amazing doctor! He is very caring, friendly and if you are having any problems he will take good care of you!

   — Lisa Davis


Dr Rydzak is the best!!! He's like an East Texas Version of House. He's the Sherlock Holmes of Texas Medicine.

   — Daniel Sitton


On my first visit with Dr. Rydzak to establish myself as his patient, he FELT an abdominal aortic aneurism, 8 cm! He arranged for almost immediate surgery, and he saved my life!! This was back in 2004, and I never left a review. He is my HERO! He is a ten star!

   — Donald A. Gill, Ph. D


He’s the best!!!

   — K Plath