Doctor suspended after performing unnecessary breast cancer surgeries

Ian Stuart Paterson 
By: Aarav Sen 

(Scroll down for video) A doctor was suspended after performing hundreds of unnecessary surgeries, according to reports.

The breast cancer surgeon, who probably has performed unnecessary operations on over 1,000 frustrated women, has been suspended by the General Medical Council.

Ian Stuart Paterson was suspended for allegedly misdiagnosing at least 450 healthy women with breast cancer, then operated on them and apparently conducting his own style of sparing mastectomies on 700 women.

Paterson, who has practiced in NHS and private hospitals in the West Midlands, since 1994, was
stopped from performing breast surgery by the GMC last year.

He is suspected of carrying out "lumpectomy" surgery in 450 women rather than simple biopsies to detect cancer, and leaving the other 700 vulnerable to an increased risk of cancer recurrence.

The conservative division operation let him leave some breast tissue intact for cosmetic reasons, but was not adopted in Britain.

Several women operated on by Mr. Paterson spoke yesterday how they felt betrayed by the physician and demanded prosecution.



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