Surgeon accidentally removes man’s testicle
A consultant surgeon at a private hospital is under investigation after claims that he botched a procedure he carried out in July 2014 and then lied to cover up his mistake. The accusation, which may come as a concern to male patients in the Essex area, is that, instead of operating on the testicle, he removed it entirely and then tried to hide his mistake by telling the patient that the organ was still there but it was just smaller. The allegations are being investigated by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.
The Iraqi-born surgeon grew up in Germany and the U.K. He usually works for Buckingham NHS Trust at the Stoke and Mandeville Hospital or the Wycombe General Hospital. He has already received a warning from the General Medical Council for not informing it of the incident within the timeline the police use for a caution regarding an assault and bodily harm. He is no longer permitted to operate on that area of the body and any other surgery he continues to perform requires the supervision of another doctor.
The operation that took place at the Chiltern Hospital in Buckinghamshire was intended to remove a cyst from the patient’s testicle. The surgeon removed the entire testicle by mistake and then has been accused of telling the man that it was still there, just smaller and that it would still function. He also later told the patient’s GP that some damaged tissue had been removed but failed to say that he had taken out the whole testicle.
Legal actions pertaining to medical malpractice have the effect of holding negligent practitioners liable for their mistakes. A knowledgeable solicitor who has experience in professional negligence cases might help a patient who has been harmed by doctor error to seek appropriate recompense.