Dr. Robert Ruggiero, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 83

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Robert Ruggiero, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Malvern, PA and has over 55 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Hahnemann Universtiy - Philadelphia medical school in 1967. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Brandywine Hospital and Paoli Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Robert Ruggiero, MD

Ruggiero Orthopaedic Assoc. Ltd. P C.

266 Lancaster Ave Ste 200 Malvern, PA 19355 ()
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Dr. Ruggiero's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruggiero treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ruggiero treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee Dislocation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruggiero treats Knee Dislocation more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ruggiero treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Joint Drainage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruggiero performs Joint Drainage more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ruggiero performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Joint Arthrocentesis

Dr. Ruggiero's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Ruggiero's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ruggiero

4.6

Based on 60 ratings

5 Stars
86.66666666666667%
(52)
4 Stars
1.6666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
1.6666666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
5%
(3)
1 Star
5%
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Had knee replacement surgery done by Dr Ruggerio,Sr. Fell and had to have Patella repaired. Still in a lot of pain. At office visits he spent time talking about how much I looked like one of his friends wife. Didn’t seem at all concerned that I was still in a lot of pain. At last office visit he mumbled something as he was leaving the room. I couldn’t hear all of it but I could tell it wasn’t a nice comment. Haven’t been and won’t go back.
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Oct 08, 2019
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Dr Ruggiero has taken care of my many orthopedic needs for over ten years He is a most caring and accomplished physician I highly recommend him
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May 02, 2019
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The time I spend waiting is alot longer then the amount of time he spends with me. I have noticed he always seems to be in a hurry and has even answered his cell phone in front of me. I have come with questions in my post op appointments and find I get more out of the nurse. As my surgery seems to have been a success, I would appreciate more feedback and to feel important when it's my time.
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Apr 02, 2019
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Dr. Ruggiero Sr. and his team provide excellent comprehensive and compassionate care. From start to finish, he focuses on providing exceptional care for Orthopedic needs and goes above and beyond to create an individualized treatment plan.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie in PA – Feb 28, 2019
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Dr ruggerio senior is an awesome doctor who cares about his patients
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Norris in Downingtown – Jan 26, 2019
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Very knowledgeable, professional, concerned about patient throughout and highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 07, 2018
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Dr. Ruggiero is a fantastic surgeon with a great bedside manner! He has my highest recommendation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mildred Mcwhinney in Pittsburgh , PA – Nov 09, 2018
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Dr. Ruggiero Sr is a very competent and professional physician who I’ve seen for more than 10 years. He communicates well all the important information and provides personal care. He is not as communicative as some on my other physicians but when you draw him out you realize how knowledgeable he is and is using cutting edge medical intervention!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John F Wellbrock in Boyertown , PA – Nov 07, 2018
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Dr Ruggiero Sr took me as a new patient after 3 prior surgeries to my knee. He took the time to review my MRI in full and with me, and then performed my fourth surgery. This time addressing the issues surrounding my constant pain. I trust Dr R Sr and this office as they honestly listen and then work with you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Constance Norris in Downingtown , PA – Sep 08, 2018
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I’ve been a patient of Dr Ruggiero for 17 yrs,. He always takes his time, explains everything in detail and if surgery is absolutely necessary performs the procedure with expertise and caring. I would and have recommended him to everyone I know.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T. Thornton – Aug 09, 2018
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He believes in the quality of life and understands. I trust him with any replacement and love his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dellane Develin in Downingtown, PA – Jun 14, 2018
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Dr Ruggiero Sr did a full knee replacement on right knee in September 2015. He is a great coach as to working with his parents on how to regain the full use and movement of ones knee. Dr knew when to take me off those pain killers. I thank him for that. A remarkable Doctor who loves what he does helping people to get back to living life. I need my right knee done in the future and he will be doing it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Karen I Woodall in coatesville, Pa. – Apr 02, 2018
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Dr Ruggierio performed a total.knee replacementhe for me in Nov 2017. He was excellent from my first visit to the last. He thoughly explained everything all the way through. I was home and walkin around the block on my second day. I was also very happy with Phoenixville Hospital and the fact they have a seperate wing for the elective recovery patients from the sick patients separate recovery wing for
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jon VanMeter in Berwyn, PA – Mar 26, 2018
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Knowledgeable and very able to communicate both a problem and options to deal with it. I did not feel rushed and felt the problem was taken care of at my one month follow up.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 14, 2018
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How did the doctor lose an operative report? Office staff is rude uncaring and not professional. As a result went to another orthopedic surgeon for major surgery and was very pleased.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 16, 2017
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Dr. Robert Ruggiero Sr. has been treating me since 1977 when I sustained multiple fractures in an auto accident. He had also treated me for a condition that preexisted the MVA and has been great in my opinion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Charlie Barone in Phoenixville, PA – Sep 06, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

MOST COMMON PEOCEDURES HIP, KNEE AND SHOULDER REPLACEMENTS ARTHROSCOPY OF THE KNEE

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Bailey Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1972
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1969
Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1968
Hahnemann University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1967
Hahnemann Universtiy - Philadelphia
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

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What are Dr. Robert Ruggiero, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ruggiero frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Knee Dislocation, and Joint Drainage. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ruggiero treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Ruggiero, MD's office located?

Dr. Ruggiero's office is located at 266 Lancaster Ave Ste 200, Malvern, PA 19355. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Ruggiero Orthopaedic Assoc. Ltd. P C.266 Lancaster Ave Ste 200 Malvern, PA 19355
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Premier At Exton Surgery Center LLC491 John Young Way Ste 100 Exton, PA 19341
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ruggiero is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Brandywine Hospital

Coatesville, PA

56% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% lower than the national average

Paoli Hospital

Paoli, PA

87% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Phoenixville Hospital

Phoenixville, PA

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received