Former Portland, Oregon surgeon Dr. Jayant M. Patel has agreed to not practice medicine in Oregon and to not apply for a medical license in any other state while the criminal charges against him in Australia are pending.
Association of Surgeons of South Africa chairman Dr. Sats Pillay is reporting that many hospitals in the public sector health care system in South Africa lack surgical specialists of any kind, putting many hospitals in a crisis position. He blames poor working conditions and pay that amounts to about one-eigth of what surgeons can make if they leave the country to practice.
Dr. Daniel Pituch reveals some details of how he repaired the facial injuries to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
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