Surgeon is investigated over alleged unnecessary operations

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 08 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j714
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Police are investigating allegations that a consultant orthopaedic surgeon profited from carrying out unnecessary operations on NHS and private patients at a private hospital.

BMI Healthcare’s Fawkham Manor Hospital in Kent withdrew practising privileges from Mohammed Suhaib Sait last July after it was contacted by Kent Police. BMI Healthcare, which has suspended Sait’s admitting privileges at all its hospitals, has commissioned its own independent investigation.

“Kent Police is investigating an allegation of fraud relating to payments made for surgeries carried out at Fawkham Manor Hospital in Manor Lane, Longfield,” the force said. “No arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing.”

Many of the operations …

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