The thoughts and writings of a surgeon

Other Books & Writings

Dr. Ruggieri has authored or co-authored three patient oriented books.

Confessions of a Surgeon

As an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon he pushes open the doors of the OR and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes, lost. He shares the successes, failures, remarkable advances, and the camaraderie that make it exciting. He uncovers the truth about the abusive, exhaustive training, and the arduous devotion of his “old-school” education.

Colon & Rectal Cancer:  A Patient’s Guide to Treatment

This recently updated, patient friendly, edition will help you understand your recent diagnosis of colorectal cancer and guide you through the entire treatment process.  The book is a concise, user friendly guide toward answering many of the questions you might have of your diagnosis and upcoming treatment. 

A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders:  From Diagnosis to Treatment

This patient friendly book will answer many questions regarding your thyroid gland disorder.  It will help you understand the function of your thyroid gland, how to recognize the subtle symptoms of a thyroid gland disorder, and inform you of your risks for thyroid cancer.  The book will also help you understand your doctor’s decision making process in diagnosing and treating your thyroid gland disorder, from medication needed to possible surgery.

The Surgery Handbook:  A Guide to Understanding Your Operation

This clearly written book was written for any patient about to undergo an operation.  It will inform you on what to expect before, during, and after your upcoming operation.  This book will help you understand what questions to ask before surgery and what to expect from your anesthesiologist and surgeon before stepping into the operating room.