Federal prosecutors accused a Chesapeake doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries on several female patients. On Friday, the Eastern District of Virginia charged the doctor with numerous counts of insurance fraud, which resulted from a federal investigation that began in September 2018. The investigation originated from a tip from a hospital employee who believed that the doctor was performing unneeded surgeries ranging from hysterectomies, ovary removal, tubal ligations, and more on unsuspecting patients. One patient received annual D & C procedures because of her endometriosis and was treated for an ectopic pregnancy in 2011. In 2014, she visited a fertility specialist only to find that she could not become pregnant again due to the fact that her fallopian tubes were removed without her knowledge. Another patient underwent what she understood to be a procedure to remove her ovaries but woke to find that the Chesapeake doctor allegedly performed a full hysterectomy on her.
The doctor most recently practiced in Chesapeake, Virginia and possesses a past record of losing hospital privileges back in 1982 at the Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia due to other cases of allegedly performing unnecessary surgeries and exerting poor judgment. Multiple medical malpractice cases trail the doctor as well as his medical license being revoked in 1996. According to an affidavit detailing Medicaid claims, he allegedly performed surgery on more than 500 patients between 2014 and 2018 with over 40 percent undergoing two or more procedures.
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