Geoffrey L. Risley, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Vascular Surgery

Geoffrey L. Risley, M.D. is a Florida native, born and raised in Ft. Myers, Florida. He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate and medical degrees. He traveled to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for his General Surgery residency and Vascular Surgery fellowship. After completing his Vascular Surgery fellowship, Dr. Risley joined a prestigious practice in La Jolla, CA where he received additional training in advanced venous treatment with one of the “fathers”of venous surgery, Dr. John Bergan.

About Dr. Risley

Dr. Risley returned to Florida where he reunited with his college sweetheart, Teresa. Dr. Risley and Teresa were married in 2003 and he started practice in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Risley has remained on the “cutting-edge” of vascular surgery his entire career. He was integral in introducing endovascular aneurysm repair to the private practice community and trained hundreds of surgeons, radiologists and cardiologists across the nation in the use of endovascular stent graft to treat AAA in a minimally invasive fashion.

Upon his return to Florida, he continued as a leader in adoption of new technology introducing laser and radio frequency ablation of the greater saphenous vein to Orlando and Jacksonville communities. Dr. Risley has introduced the use of peripheral atherectomy and novel percutaneous access sites for the treatment of severe peripheral arterial disease that often has been deemed untreatable by other physicians.

Dr. Risley has been actively involved in the treatment of carotid disease through angioplasty and stent trials and was the first physician in Jacksonville and one of the first in Florida to use the transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) system for treatment of carotid stenosis. Throughout his career, Dr. Risley has been passionate about providing the best possible options for patients with peripheral arterial disease, carotid disease, aneurysmal disease, venous disease and chronic lower extremity wounds.

The Risley family enjoys everything about the water and being outdoors. Boating, paddle boarding, surfing, fishing and scuba diving are some of their favorite activities.

  • MD | University of Florida
  • Residency | University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship | University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Florida Vascular Society
  • Florida Vascular surgeons
  • Jacksonville Vascular Society
  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Vascular Surgery



“Dr. Risley is an outstanding surgeon with an abrupt- but funny- charm. He helped me at a time when my world was falling apart and I will always remember him with gratitude and recommend his skills highly.”

– Vera E.,