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Cosmetic surgeon is struck off for putting commercial interests ahead of his patients

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 19 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5236
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A cosmetic surgeon who provided liposuction at private clinics has been struck off for “subordinating his proper responsibilities as a doctor to the pursuit of a commercial enterprise.”

Krishnamurthi Nulliah failed to adequately examine patients, take a proper history, or obtain informed consent, a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found. He also took a deposit on the first consultation and committed vulnerable patients to surgery without a “cooling off” period. Nulliah, who was neither represented nor present at the Manchester hearing, defended himself in emails sent a few days earlier; but the panel, chaired by the barrister …

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