Category Archives: Surgery

Unnecessary eye surgery

A Baltimore ophthalmologist allegedly performed hundreds of unnecessary laser procedures on Medicare patients, according to a federal lawsuit filed this month. Some glaucoma patients treated by John Arthur Kiely, MD, underwent a dozen unneeded surgeries, and a patient may be … Continue reading

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Kidney transplant patient gets the wrong kidney

On January 29, 2011, a USC Hospital patient in Los Angeles received a kidney intended for another person. The program was immediately closed while an investigation took place. Digging into the facts showed that the mix-up occurred when two kidneys … Continue reading

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