A HAPLESS doctor performed unnecessary ops on more than 50 women including removing healthy ovaries and performing a full hysterectomy on a patient without consent.
Dr Emil Gayed, who was struck off as a gynaecologist last year, caused “irreparable damage” to his patient’s lives, health officials in Australia said on Thursday.
The disgraced physician’s catalogue of failures have now been passed on to police in New South Wales.
One of his patients told how she almost bled to death on the operating table after Gayed removed her uterus without her permission.
Explaining how health chiefs failed her care, devastated Lee Elliot told A Current Affair: “What we’ve been through is horrendous.
“If they had done their job properly this doctor would never have operated on any of us – and we’d be normal people today”.
I’ll never have the same quality of life again – he was meant to help me
Another woman treated by Gayed – who worked at a number of hospitals in the state between 1999 and 2016 – claimed she had healthy ovaries removed.
Emma Strybis said: “I’ll never have the same quality of life again – he was meant to help me.”
She added: “He’s ruined my life.”
Other alleged malpractices levelled at the former gynaecologist included failing to spot a 10-week pregnancy – and wrongly telling a patient she had cervical cancer when it was not malignant.
Dr Nigel Lyons, deputy secretary of NSW Health, said authorities should have spotted Gayed’s record of botched surgeries sooner.
He said: “We would like to thank the brave patients and staff members who contributed to the inquiry.
“They assisted greatly in identifying the systems failure in the administration of Dr Gayed’s appointments and management, which affected the care he provided.”
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Dr Lyons added: “There’s no doubt along the way there were signs along the way that should have been picked up that weren’t.
“We need to learn from the issues that led to this.
“Nothing can be done to change the mistakes of the past, but we can ensure that the recommendations in this report are fully implemented to prevent these failures from happening again.”
NSW Health say that have accepted the independent report’s findings in full and will hand it over to police.
Dr Gayed’s medical licence was suspended for three years in 2018 after he was found guilty of professional misconduct.
Lee Elliot said she almost bled to death on the operating table[/caption]
Emma Strybis said that she’ll ‘never have the same quality of life again’[/caption]
Manning Hospital in Taree, Australia, where Gayed last worked[/caption]
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