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General News of Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Source: citifmonline

Ghanaian surgeon in UK suspended

A Ghanaian surgeon based in London, who uses laser surgery to boost women's sex lives faces a life ban for damaging five patients.

Professor Phanuel Dartey - who has pioneered the use of lasers for cosmetic genital surgery - is due to appear before the General Medical Council next week. The 68-year-old, who claims he has helped hundreds of women patients over the last three years, has been suspended for 18 months pending the outcome of investigation into his case.

He practised at several major private hospitals in London and two years ago hit the headlines with an injection designed to enlarge the G spot. The jab is said to increase the number of orgasms experienced by a woman by making it easier for their partners to hit the target.

Professor Dartey - a gynaecologist and obstetrician runs the UK Laser Gynaecology Centre from rooms in London's Harley Street.

But Professor Dartey's main work was in the controversial area of 'vaginal rejuvenation' using a laser treatment developed in the USA. His operations cost as much as £6,000. Some doctors believe that such surgery should be banned.

Many of Dartey's patients were women who wanted their sex lives restored following difficult childbirth while others were concerned about the external appearance of their genitals.

Cosmetic surgery

Professor Dartey claims that he has been suspended on the basis of one complaint from a patient who had undergone cosmetic surgery on her labia.

He said: "She wasn't happy with the aesthetic result of the operation. That can happen. This type of surgery is very personal and I always offer further surgery without charge if the end result wasn't quite what was wanted."

But the GMC's case is that he harmed a number of patients and also worked without medical insurance.

He is charged with not obtaining consent for labial surgery from one patient, not telling her about risks and complications and leaving her scarred.

He is alleged to have operated 'inappropriately' on another lady and with a third failed to manage post surgery complications.

His website states: "The majority of operations performed at the UK LGC are on women post childbirth suffering from vaginal prolapse resulting in urinary stress incontinence."

Professor Dartey is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying, “I was shocked that the GMC decided to suspend me. They have presented no serious evidence that I am a risk to patients. The expert witness who they used to criticise my surgery isn't even qualified in laser surgery so can't judge my results. ”

He claimed: “I have lots of satisfied women patients since I started using a laser for this type of surgery. I have carried out more than 250 operations using the laser and there have been no complaints.

“I have had lots of compliments from patients who have said my surgery has transformed their lives. I have practised in this country for 40 years and have never had any complaints by patients to the GMC. ”

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Comment: MY SUSPENSION

Author:
PROFESSOR DARTEY
Date:
2011-11-09 17:03:47
Comment to:
Pleas, Ghanaian Surgeon in UK suspended.


PROF PKW DARTEY, MD FRCOG FRAS, FGCS,HOCTGt. I THANK THOSE WHO SYMPATHISED WITH ME AND THOSE WHO DO NOT. THIS IS MY SIDE OF THE STOREY:
I TRAINED IN RUSSIA FROM 1963 TO 1969 AND WAS ONE OF THE FEW FOREIGN DOCTORS TO OBTAIN IST CLASS HONOURS DEGREE. I WENT TO DO SURGERY AND RESEARCH IN GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FOR ONE YEAR. I WAS LEARNING TO TRANSPLANT KIDNEYS. ONE DAY I TOLD MY PROFESSOR GELIN THAT GHANA WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TRANSPLANT KIDNEYS IN MY LIFE TIME THEREFORE I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY. HE HELPED ME TO GO TO EXETER UNIVERSITY IN THE UK TO ORIENTATE IN BRITISH MEDICAL PRACTICE FOR 6 MONTHS.IGOT A JOB STRAIGHT AFTER THE TRAINING AND WENT THROUGH THE THE BRITISH MEDICAL TRAINING. I WORKED HARD AND SAVED AS MUCH MONEY AS I COULD. WHEN THE TIME CAME TO MAKE ME A SUBSTANTIVE CONSULTANT AFTER MY MEMBERSHIP AND FELLOSHIPS, THEY GAVE ALL EXCUSES THAT I WAS TOO OLD,DID NOT TRAIN IN THE UK OR I WAS TOO EXPERIENCED. MY IRISH BOSS TOLD ME TO BRANCH INTO PIVATE PRACTICE.HE HELPED ME TO MAKE ALL THE CONNECTIONS. I BOUGHT A PRIVATE CLINIC NEAR MY NHS HOSPITAL. SOME OF MY BOSSES CAME TO OPERATE IN MY CLINIC, BUT THERE WAS SOME JEALOUSY CREEPING IN. I SPECIALISED IN INFERTILITY AND IVF (INVITRO FERTILIZATION). I WAS THE FIRST IN THE UK TO BE GIVE LICENSE TO PRACTICE ON ICSI IE. TAKING ONE SPERM AND INJECTING IT INTO ONE FEMELE EGG AND FERTILISING IT. GYNAECOLOGISTS CAME FROM OTHER HOSPITALS AND CLINICS TO PRACTICE AT MY CLINIC FOR FREE. ICSI IS NOW UNIVERSAL, BUT NO ONE HEARS OF ME. I LOST MY CLINIC DUE TO INFLATION AT THE TIME OF MARGARET THATCHER. I DID LOCUM JOBS BUT I NEVER GAVE UP ON BEING MY OWN BOSS AND A PIONEER. TO BE ON THE SAME LEVEL AS WHITES, YOU HAVE TO BE TWO OR THREE TIMES BETTER THAN THEM BEFORE THEY WILL RECONISE YOU. I HATE TO BE A MIDSTREAM DOCTER. I WENT TO LOS ANGELES AND TRAINED IN LASER GYNAECOLOGY. THE TRAINING COST NEARLY £50,000,00. THE LASERS COST £36,000.00 EACH. I BOUGHT TWO LASERS,BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN EUROPE. TO ESTABLISH THE CLINIC WAS A GREAT, GREAT PROBLEM. THERE WAS SO MUCH RED TAPE AND BEUROCRASYPUT IN MY WAY. THEY KNEW I WAS GOING TO BE A PIONEER.OUR TWO MEDICAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANIES REFUSED TO INSURE ME, BECAUSE THE SAY IT IS A NEW PROCEDURE WITH NO TRACK RECORD. INSTEAD OF £26,000.00 WHICH WE NORMALLY PAY FOR INSURANCE, I HAD TO GO TO LLOYDS IN THE CITY TO GET AN INSURANCE FOR £195,000.00 PLUS 5% A YEAR. I SENT A NURSE TO LOS ANGELES TO TRAIN SPECIFICALLY TO WORK WITH ME.I TARTED TO WORK HARD. ONLY THREE CLINICS ALLOWED ME TO OPERATE IN THEIR CLINICS. MY PATIENTS STAYED IN HOSPITAL FOR 3 HOURS AND GO HOME WHILST WITHOUT LASER, THEY STAYED IN THE OTHER HOSPITALS AND CLINICS FOR 2 TO THREE DAYS. MY WOMEN WERE HAPPY. WORD WENT ROUND, MY NAME WAS IN THE PAPERS, JOURNALS, MAGAZINES, BBC I & 2, ITV CHANNEL 4.PATIENTS CAMETO ME FROM EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA. THEN I GAVE LECTURES TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE ON THE 19TH FEBRUARY 2010. MOST WOMEN WATED THEIR OPERATIONS DONE BY LASER BECAUSE OF THE ADVANTAGES AND QUICK RECOVERY TIME. MY JEALOUS COLLEAGUES WHO THOUT THAT I WAS TAKING FOOD FROM THEIR MOUTH, STARTED TO PLAN BEHIND MY BACK. TWO WEEKS LATER,I GOT A SUMMON FROM OUR GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL TO APPEAR BEFORE THEM IN MANCHESTER, BECAUSE A PATIENT OF MINE A POLICE WOMANCOMPLAINED THAT THE OPERATION THAT I PERFORMED ON HER WAS NOT UP TO HER LIKING. THIS IS A 40+ WOMAN WHO WANTED TO HAVE GENITALS LOOK LIKE A 20 YEAR OLD. SHE RESEARCHED THE INTERNET, BOOKED AN APPOINTMENT WITH MY NURSE CONSULTANT, CAME TO SEE ME, WAS CONSULTED,EXAMINED, OPERATION EXPLAINED, SHOWN PRE- AND POST-OPERATIVE PICTURES,RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS AND INFORMED CONSENT,WHICH SHE SIGNED FOR. THIS RACIST WOMAN AND THE GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL ARE ALLEGING THAT I DID NOT EXLAIN ANYTHING TO HER AND SHE SIGNED THE CONSENT FOR THE OPERATION. ONLY AN IDIOT WILL SIGN A CONSENT FOR AN OPERATION THAT WAS NOT EXPLAINED TO HER.AT THE HEARING ON FRIDAY THE 26TH MARCH 2010, TWO OTHER WOMEN JUMPPEN ON THE BAND WAGON AND COMPLAINED. ONE HAD AN OPERATION UNDER ME, WENT TO THAILAND, DEVELOPED A BARTHLIN'S ABSCESS AND HAD IT LANCED BY SOME DOCTOR IN THAILAND. SHE DID NOT TURN UP FOR HER 6 WEEKS POST OPERATIVE CHECK UP. WHEN SHE GOT BACK TO THE UK SOME MONTHS LATER, SHE WANTED ME TO CORRECT FREE OF CHARGE, THE SCARRING THAT OCURRED IN THAILAND. I TOLD HER THAT I WAS NOT RUNNING A CHARITY. I REFUSED, SO SHE COMPLAIND TO THE GMC. THE THIRD WOMAN IS A WOMAN WHO WANTED TO HAVE A FAST ONE ON ME. SHE WANTED THREE PROCEDURES. OUR PROTOCOL SAYS THAT PATIENTS MUST PAY FULLY ONE WEEK BEFORE OPERATION. THIS WOMAN ARRIVED, NOT HAVING PAID FOR HER OPERATION. MY NURSE SENT HER TO HER BANK TO PAY FOR THE TREE PROCEDURES THAT SHE WANTED. I STARTED TO OPERATE ON ANOTHER PATIENT. SHE CAME BACK AND PAID FOR ONLY TWO PROCEDURES. WHEN I DISCOVERED HER TRICK, I REFUSED TO CARRY OUT THE THIRD OPERATION. HER COMPLAINT AND THAT OF THE GMC WAS THAT SHE CONSENTED FOR AN OPERATION THAT I DID NOT CARRY OUT. HOW DISHONEST !! THE GMC JUST WANTED TO MAKE AN EXAPLE OF A BLACK PIONEERING PROFESSOR. ALL MY EXPLANATIONS AND EVIDENCE DID NOT HOLD WATER. I WAS SUSPENDED AT 4.50PM THAT FRIDAY. I WAS NOT ALLOWED TO CONTACT ANY OF MY PATIENTS, EVEN THOSE WHO I OPERATED ON THAT WEEK. I WAS NOT TO ANSWER THEIR CALLS. THE GMC SAYS THAT I AM A RISK TO THE PUBLIC AND THAT THEY ARE PROTECTING THE PUBLIC FROM ME. I AM THE ONLY SPECIALIST PERFORMING THIS KIND OF OPERATION. HOW CAN THE GMC BE PROTECTING THE PUBLIC WHEN THEY DID NOT ALLOW ME TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER DOCTORS TO LOOK AFTER MY PATIENTS. THIS IS RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION AT ITS APOGY. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ PART OF MY STOREY, YOU CAN MAKE AN INFORMED JUDGEMENT.
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