Dallas Fort-Worth Doctor Barred From Performing Plastic Surgery After Learning From A Book
- Posted on: Jun 4 2012
Interesting story out of the Dallas Fort Worth area: According to the Star Telegram, Dr. Hector Molina performed a nine hour liposuction surgery on a patient, despite determining earlier that the patient was not suitable for the procedure. The patient suffered severe complications as a result. Even worse is Dr. Molina’s lack of training in plastic surgery. From the Star Telegram:
More problematic, his “entire knowledge” of the procedure consisted of reading a book written by the liposuction equipment maker, completing a two-week online program, passing an online exam and completing one procedure under the supervision of another surgeon, the board said.
Molina is listed in online board records as a general-practice pain-management/rehab physician. He was not at his Irving office Thursday and could not be reached at home.
In a news release last month, the board said Molina was “barred from performing any cosmetic, plastic or reconstructive procedures.”
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