Consultant surgeon is suspended by GMC for botching operations and lying to coroner

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 26 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4788
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

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 …

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