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This new book by the author of Confessions of a Surgeon addresses an increasingly pervasive question: Why does surgery cost so much? For patients and their families, the answers don't come quickly or easily. When one buys a car, a computer, or even a house, we expect to know its price; finding the cost of even common surgical procedures is almost never that easy. And once we do learn the charges, they invariably seem staggering: Even the minimally invasive surgery market is fast approaching $50 billion a year. Dr. Paul Ruggieri's The Cost of Cutting performs an intensive surgical operation on the hard dollars and often lack of sense in this almost unavoidable enterprise. Editor's recommendation.