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Stephen P. Rydzak, MD

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4.2 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



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


He listens! Great doctor! I’ve lived in a lot of different places, so I’ve had a lot of different doctors, and he is at the top of the list. I have complete confidence in him.

   — Kristi Custer


After living in Tyler over a year and seeing some rather rude doctors and nurse practitioner's I was finally blessed to find this awesome doctor! Because of him I have quit smoking after smoking 20+yrs, I have started to get on a normal sleep routine and am working on a healthier lifestyle. It's amazing how having a doctor who is there to help you can change your whole life! My family and I are so thankful for me finding this amazing doctor!

   — Bee Gone