Cairns Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Cairns Private Hospital, Cairns Day Surgery specialist Boris Ruggiero

Dr Boris Ruggiero


General Surgeon with colorectal interest

Dr Boris Ruggiero is a General Surgeon with colorectal interest.

Graduating from the prestigious Medical School of Milan, Italy in 2002, Dr Ruggiero moved to the UK for most of his surgical training, taking a particular interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

In 2013, he moved to Australia and worked in various tertiary hospitals in Melbourne and Perth – including Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Cabrini, Monash Medical Centre and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Dr Ruggiero passed the Australian Fellowship Examination in 2016 and became a member of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is a Consultant General Surgeon at Cairns Public and Cairns Private Hospital, with special interest in laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery and most general surgery benign conditions. He is a member of GESA and regularly performs endoscopic procedures.

Dr Ruggiero is a member of various Australian and International Surgical Societies and author of various journal publications:

  • SIC – Italian College of Surgeons
  • CRSA – Clinical Robotic Surgery Association
  • GESA – Australia and New Zealand GSA – General Surgeons Australia
  • FRACS – Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons


  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Thai

Outside of work he is committed to his family, and has a passion for surfing, hiking and soccer.

Dr Ruggiero will be consulting privately at Ramsay Specialist Suites.  Referrals accepted via email, fax or Medical Objects: PN6091933X

Spanish, French, Italian, Thai