December 24, 2013
Circumcision doc suspended, for nowby Patrick Lejtenyi
Dr. Raymond Rezaie will not be performing any more circumcisions, at least in the immediate future.
He's accused of botching 31 circumcisions between July 2010 and October 2013 so badly that many of the babies needed corrective surgery.
The complaints against him were brought to the College of Physicians by a fellow doctor at Ste-Justine hospital.
An investigation into the complaints earlier this month concluded that the circumcisions were "inadequate" and "inappropriate."
It also described Rezaie as a danger to the public.
He faces a disciplinary hearing before the College some time in the new year.
In all 31 cases, the corrective surgery had to be performed while the baby was under general anesthetic.
The doctor who made the complainst says she has 80 files on him, and that the hospital received numerous complaints about his work from parents.