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Surgeon Suspended As He Removes the Wrong Kidney

by Medindia Content Team on  May 27, 2006 at 7:04 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Surgeon Suspended As He Removes the Wrong Kidney
Jerome Blanchard a surgeon working at the Middlesex Hospital was suspended a she removed the properly functioning kidney from a woman. The General Medical Council (GMC) panel found him guilty and suspended him for a period of 12 months. The chairman of the panel Judith Worthington said that the French surgeon, Mr Blanchard's conduct was inappropriate, unprofessional and was not in the best interests of the patient.
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He said that he had not read the patient's medical notes properly and had not discussed it win detail with his colleagues. He was also found not to have discussed the outcomes or benefits of the surgery with the patient. He accepted his mistake and said that in future he would refuse to do such operations unless he was involved in the treatment team. Hospital manager Nicola Besag after proper investigation found that there are lot of gaps between the patient and the surgeon.

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