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Florida woman dies after liposuction, doctor has questionable history

Florida woman dies after liposuction, doctor has questionable history

A number of questions remain after a woman in Florida died following a pair of plastic surgeries in late December. The death of 35-year-old Lidvian Zelaya, who was receiving liposuction and buttock injections, raises concerns over the history of malpractice allegations against her doctor, Dr. Roger L. Gordon, ABC News reports.

Categories: Patient Safety
January 17, 2011
Awake and aware while undergoing surgery

Awake and aware while undergoing surgery

Fear of general anesthesia has propelled the growth of “Awake” surgery, which is surgery without general anesthesia. In such procedures Valium or Percocet may be used for initial relaxation and is then followed by infusions of lidocaine to anesthetize surgically-relevant body areas.

Categories: Patient Safety
January 13, 2011
Doctor facing legal action, suspension after mistreatment of patients

Doctor facing legal action, suspension after mistreatment of patients

A physician in Encino, California, is facing serious allegations stemming from the mistreatment of two patients, one of whom died. Dr. Ehab Aly Mohamed has been ordered not to perform any plastic surgery, use lidocaine or prescribe any narcotic analgesic until a board can review the charges, The Encino Patch reports.

Categories: Patient Safety
January 10, 2011
Doctor facing charges due to patient's death after laser liposuction

Doctor facing charges due to patient’s death after laser liposuction

A medical commission in California recently charged a doctor at a Bellevue body contouring facility with professional misconduct in the wake of a patient’s death. Officials claim that he failed to perform a laser-assisted liposuction procedure up to state standards resulting in the death of a patient, NBC affiliate KING reports.

Categories: Patient Safety
January 5, 2011

Officials warn consumers about cosmetic spa treatments

While spa treatments have grown in popularity in recent years, officials urge consumers to beware of unlicensed and unqualified individuals who may be offering to perform cosmetic procedures. Investigators in Illinois discovered that many spas in the area did not meet state compliance standards, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Categories: Patient Safety
December 31, 2010

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