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Plastic surgeon is struck off for surgical errors and risk to patients

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g53
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A plastic surgeon who worked at a private clinic in Liverpool has been struck off for a catalogue of surgical errors that left patients disfigured or in need of repair by other surgeons.

Olufemi Adeyinka Adeogba also repeatedly failed to record adequate medical histories, to obtain proper informed consent, to take before and after photographs, and to deal with patients’ concerns over poor outcomes.

Adeogba, who qualified in Germany in 1979, was found to have provided deficient care in four breast procedures and two rhinoplasties between March 2008 and August 2010.

One rhinoplasty resulted in a “major and catastrophic” complication, and the patient told the General Medical Council that …

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