The thoughts and writings of a surgeon

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Garland Robinette Talks with Dr. Ruggieri

The “Think Tank’s” Garland Robinette discusses life as a surgeon, author, and family man with Dr. Paul Ruggieri.

It was a great interview and if you missed it, you can find it here.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Informative Interview and Conversation on Perspectives Radio with Dr. Biles!

Dr. Ruggieri was recently on KSCO’s Perspectives Radio with Dr. Biles and host Donald Davidson! They had a great hour long discussions of Confessions of a Surgeon and also had informative conversation from listener call in questions. If you missed it click here, go the Saturday, August 9 and click on “Perspectives Radio” to hear the full interview!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Check out Dr. Ruggieri's interview with The Bill Handel Show

Dr. Ruggieri had a very informative and fun conversation on The Bill Handel Show. The segment was episode two of “Bill’s Book Club,” which features a lively conversation on books the host Bill Handel is reading this summer. No worries if you missed the interview, check it out on the KFIam website here! 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Interview with KNSI Ox in the Afternoon

Dr. Ruggieri spoke with host Dan “Ox” Oshsner and discussed Confessions of a Surgeon. He offered advice to the listeners, and commented on the recent healthcare debates. Check out the interview here

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Interview on Let's Just Talk with Kathryn Raaker!

Check out Dr. Paul Ruggieri’s interview with Kathryn Raaker. It is an hour-long segment talking about his experiences in the OR, Confessions of a Surgeon, and Health Care as a whole. You can listen to it here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Interview on Out of the Box with Mitch Henck

Dr. Ruggieri appeared on the show Out of the Box with Mitch Henck to discuss the questions that everyone should be asking their surgeon before surgery. The thirty minute segment with Dr. Ruggieri can be found here. Check it out!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dr. Paul Ruggieri interviewed on The Bill Meyer Show

In his interview on The Bill Meyer show, Dr. Paul Ruggieri talks about his book “Confessions of a Surgeon: The good, the bad and the complicated… life behind the O.R. doors.” and his personal experiences as a surgeon. Bill Meyer also asks Dr. Paul Ruggieri about his take on the Affordable Care Act and the reality of health care rationing.

To listen to his full interview, click here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Great interview on the Tron Simpson Show!

Dr. Paul Ruggieri spoke with Tron Simpson about his book Confessions of a Surgeon, the “Doc Fix Debate”, the monetary influence on doctors’ decisions on who to care for, and Death Panels.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Dr. Paul Ruggieri is a guest on The Tom Roten Morning Show

Dr. Paul Ruggieri is interviewed by Tom Roten on his Morning Show about his book “Confessions of a Surgeon: The good, the bad and the complicated… life behind the O.R. doors.” He confirms the many concerns Roten’s family had when his father was going through hospital battles, and comments on the effect Obamacare will have on hospitals.

To listen to his complete interview, click here.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Interview with Dr. Paul Ruggieri on The Schilling Show

Rob Schilling, host of The Schilling Show, talked to Dr. Paul Ruggieri about his book “Confessions of a Surgeon: The good, the bad and the complicated… life behind the O.R. doors.” and what it is really like to be in his profession.

You can listen to the full interview by clicking here.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Book Excerpt Published in the Wall Street Journal

A excerpt from my book, “Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated…Life Behind the O.R. Doors”, was published today in the Wall Street Journal.

You can read this excerpt from the book, as well as the comments it is generating, by visiting the Wall Street Journal’s online article at

“Confessions of a Surgeon” is due out in just a few days, on January 3rd. If you haven’t already ordered your copy, you can do so at any of the book retailers listed here.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Article to Appear on KevinMD

I have written a piece for the healthcare blog KevinM which will appear tomorrow (12/23/11) on being informed of the qualifications of your surgeon before entering the operating room.

You can visit the KevinMD blog at

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Welcome to my Website

I would like to formally welcome you to my website.  As you all know, my book will be launched Jan. 3, 2012.  These are truly exciting times.  Through this site, I will be able to keep you up to date on my activities once the book becomes available.  In addition, I also plan to use this column to offer insightful (often controversial) comments on many of the important health issues of today.  My goal is to keep you informed and reveal the real truth on many aspects of the changing medical profession.