Consultant surgeon is suspended by GMC for botching operations and lying to coronerBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4788 (Published 26 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4788
- Clare Dyer
A general and vascular surgeon has been suspended for a year by the General Medical Council for botching operations on two patients, one of whom bled to death, and then lying under oath to the coroner.
Nayef El Barghouty, a consultant at Scarborough Hospital in Yorkshire, severed 42 year old Joanne Roche’s vocal cords during a routine thyroidectomy, which required her to have a tracheostomy to breathe, and she had to learn to speak again.
Wilfred Taylor, aged 82, had to have three operations in one day because …