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Gynaecologist is struck off for botching vaginal surgery and dishonesty

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7947 (Published 06 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7947
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A gynaecologist who botched four vaginal laser operations and an abortion and forged a professional indemnity certificate has been struck off by the General Medical Council.

Phanuel Dartey, who specialised in vaginal laser cosmetic surgery, significantly over-reduced the patients’ labia minora in two cases. One woman was left in continuing pain, and the other had visible scarring and asymmetry and had to undergo revision surgery (BMJ 2011;343:d7442, 16 Nov, doi:10.1136/bmj.d7442).

In two other cases he performed “inappropriate” laser surgery for urinary incontinence, leaving one …

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