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Doctor is struck off for performing liposuction while suspended from UK medical register

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 19 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1655
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A doctor who continued to perform laser liposuction after he was suspended pending a full fitness to practise hearing has been struck off the UK medical register, being described as “a risk to patient safety.”

Petrus Jooste, who qualified in South Africa, insisted that he did not need medical registration to carry out the procedure. He told the panel at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester that he could not stay …

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