Surgeon who carried out home circumcisions is struck off UK register after “blatant disregard” for patient safetyBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1129 (Published 02 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1129
- Clare Dyer
- 1The BMJ
A “callous” surgeon who flouted basic hygiene rules in performing home circumcisions and showed a “blatant disregard” for patient safety has been struck off the UK medical register.
Mohammad Siddiqui operated a private mobile circumcision service while working for the NHS as a clinical fellow in paediatric surgery at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust from June 2012 to November 2013.
A panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found him guilty of a catalogue of failures in performing religious circumcisions in the homes of four babies. One, Baby D, was left with loss of …