Ouch– with Obamacare coming round the bend, hey guys, best keep track of whats happening…. maybe post a little sign when going into surgery?
A patient lost a testicle during an operation after the surgeon accidentally cut it off, the medical watchdog was told today.
Dr Sulieman Al Hourani was only supposed to cut out a cyst on the patient’s right testis, but instead he ‘mistakenly’ removed the whole testicle, the General Medical Council (GMC) heard.
Ms Prichard said the mistake was made as one nurse helping the surgeon turned her back to get a stitch and when she turned around the testicle had been removed.
‘Literally as the nurse turned away to get a transfixion stitch the incident occurred and the testicle removed.
Dr Al Hourani, who worked as a locum surgeon at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Greater Manchester, is accused of misconduct over the error and faces further charges of injecting himself with a drug meant for a patient and stealing tablets.
The medic, who is now practising in Jordan, is not present or represented by lawyers at the Fitness to Practise Panel which is hearing his case at the GMC in Manchester.