Confessions of a Surgeon The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated... Life Behind the O. R. Doors

ISBN-10: 0425245152

ISBN-13: 9780425245156

Edition: 2012

Authors: Paul A. Ruggieri

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In medical school, Paul A. Ruggieri dreamed of becoming a hero. He had no idea what real life as a surgeon had in store for him. As an active surgeon and department chairman, Dr. Paul Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeonhe 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. He explores the twenty-four-hour challenges that come from patients and their loved-ones, the ethics of saving the lives of repugnant criminals, the hot-button issues of heath care, lawsuits and reimbursements, and the true cost of running a private practice. And he divulges the "white coat of silence" that prevents the patient from ever learning what really transpires during surgery. Ultimately, Dr. Ruggieri lays bare an occupation that to most is as mysterious as it is misunderstood. It is passionate, illuminating, and often shocking-an eye-opening, never-before-seen look at real life as a surgeon in the OR.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

The Making of a Surgeon
Are Surgeons Human?
First, Try Not to Harm
The White Coat Code of Silence
Get Out of My Operating Room
Surgeons Hate Surprises
This Won't Hurt a Bit
Patients Are the Best Teachers
Thoughts on Death and Lawsuits
Will Your Surgeon Be There?
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