Skip to comments.Doctor accused of sterilizing women, performing hysterectomies without their consent
Posted on 11/11/2019 4:51:16 AM PST by Morgana
avaid Perwaiz, an OB/GYN in Virginia, has been arrested and charged with health care fraud after being accused of sterilizing women without their consent. The FBI had been investigating Perwaiz for over a year after a hospital employee gave them a tip about his unethical actions.
According to the Virginian Pilot, women were sent to the hospital by Perwaiz for what they thought were annual clean outs, without actually knowing what kind of procedure they would be undergoing. He would then be performing hysterectomies, D&Cs, or tubal ligations without their knowledge or consent.
One patient was given a D&C each year by Perwaiz because she believed she had endometriosis; at least once, the procedure was done without Perwaiz seeing her for an office visit beforehand. Another patient, a breast cancer survivor, was told that she had pre-cancerous ovarian cells present; she agreed to have her ovaries removed. But when she woke up, she found out that Perwaiz had done a complete hysterectomy, and perforated her bladder. She ended up with sepsis, and her medical records later showed that no pre-cancerous cells were present. Still another patient had tried unsuccessfully to conceive a child, only for a fertility specialist to eventually tell her that her fallopian tubes had been completely removed, burned down to nubs.
Many of the women Perwaiz victimized were Medicaid patients. Doctors often need to use hysteroscopes to be reimbursed by insurance for a hysterectomy, and a Medicaid analysis showed that Perwaiz claimed to have used his hysteroscope over 80 times in both 2016 and 2017. Yet in 2010, an inspection found that his hysteroscope was broken; it was repaired, but hadnt been serviced since then. He also didnt use anesthesia when using the instrument on his patients, though it can cause pain, and he only used the scope for around 10 seconds at a time not long enough to properly view the uterus.
Perwaiz medical license had previously been revoked in 1996, after he pled guilty to tax evasion, but was reinstated in 1998. He also has faced numerous malpractice lawsuits.
Many women have been sterilized without their consent; this is often due to ethnicity, disability, or income status. Medicaid patients are likely to be either minorities or low-income. While its not known why Pervaiz did this, this kind of behavior is one of the worst injustices that can be visited on someone. And it has, understandably, left many of his patients scared and speaking out.
Every patient he sees he orders surgery on them, one woman wrote on Facebook, the Virginian Pilot reported. Another woman said she wanted to get an ultrasound to make sure nothing had been removed. Ive been a patient of his since 2008 and to read about this today is very disturbing, a third patient said on Facebook. Ive had several procedures performed by him to include major surgeries in which I was scheduled to have an appt at the end of this month. My concerns are what hes done to me thus far. There is no amount of money to compensate many of us for the things and procedures that hes performed as some arent reversible.
A Pakistani Muslim - the worst of the worst!
Butcher. Would that be pre-pregnancy abortions ?
I know something they could remove from his body as a punishment.
Pakistani Muslim is performing his Islamic Jihad by preventing Infidels from having children
What the ___k is an “annual clean out?”
That’s what I was wondering...
Where did he get his medical training, and who issued his license? And who pays the Medicaid bills? What insurance company had that contract?
“Pakistani Muslim - the worst of the worst!”
You said it!
His website says he was educated abroad.
“Many women have been sterilized without their consent; this is often due to ethnicity”
Ding! Ding! Ding! Winner. He’s doing his part for allah by sterilizing non-Muslims.
Build the wall. That will free up resources for visa overstays. Then go after these people who ‘contribute’ to society. He’ll be useful a a prison doctor.
Deport these monsters
Isn’t a D&C a type of abortion?
Hey, he was just helping them exercise their reproductive rights.
Working here, in the US, he probably considered himself nothing more then a highly payed veterinarian..
The reason I quit the VA is because of the doctors I could not understand because of their heavy mid-eastern accent!!!
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