31 botched circumcisions: doctor fined $20,000, suspended for a month
The Quebec College of Physicians' disciplinary committee has confirmed the one month suspension of a Montreal doctor for having botched 31 circumcisions.
Dr. Raymond Rezaie was also fined $20,000 and is no longer allowed to perform circumcisions.
The doctor pleaded guilty to the infractions in December. The comittee decided to follow the recommendations on sanctions by lawyers for both parties.
The operations resulted in "significant complications" that needed new surgery to correct the damage. The operations took place between 2010 and 2013 at the doctor's office, the Alpha Medic Clinic on Guy Street, while the corrective surgeries took place at the Montreal Children's and Ste Justine Hospitals.
The investigation began in 2013 after parents and some doctors at Ste Justine Hospital complained about the large number of babies who were being admitted with complications from circumcisions performed by Rezaie.
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