Friday, July 18, 2014
Surgeon Accidentally Removes Healthy Testicle AND The Wrong Kidney
Antonio Vega Vega, Urologist, was suspended from operating at Rockhampton Hospital in Queensland after officials were alerted to four separate cases of surgical malpractice since late 2011.
Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said that the Rockhampton Hospital acting director of medical services and director or surgery were also suspended.
When the Health Service Board became concerned by some comments made by a coroner about local health services and they commissioned a review by Vanguard Health.
The review states that Vega messed up on more than 3 occasions - including him removing a healthy testicle, nicking an artery, and removing the wrong kidney in a third.
Posted by David