The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue   Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow

May 27, 2010

Contact: John Holl
(908) 527-4621

Man Indicted for Practicing Illegal Medicine

oscar ruiz - accused of performing illegal cosmetic surgery inside a spa on Rahway Avenue in Elizabeth

A Union County Grand Jury indicted a Queens, NY man yesterday on 2nd Degree possession of illegal prescription dugs, a charge 3rd Degree of unauthorized practice of medicine and other offenses, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Oscar Ruiz DOB: 7/27/1961 is accused of performing illegal cosmetic surgery inside a spa on Rahway Avenue in Elizabeth, said Romankow. The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs was notified of the illegal surgery and sent an investigator to the scene in July 2009. After several follow up meetings Ruiz was arrested in October 2009 by the Elizabeth Police Department and the case was handed to the Prosecutor’s Office.  He later posted $100,000 bail and was released, said Romankow.

An investigation revealed that Ruiz is not a licensed medical doctor and that he was likely performing illegal surgeries in New York as well.


After making several court appearances, investigators believe that Ruiz fled the country to his native Colombia.  A warrant has been issued for Ruiz’ arrest, said Romankow.

This remains an active investigation and anyone with information relating to Oscar Ruiz is urged to contact Elizabeth Police Department Det. Mariza Rosales at 908-558-2050.


These criminal charges are mere accusations.
The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.