Mohammed Suhaib Sait was suspended in July 2016 after allegations of carrying out unnecessary procedures on both private and NHS patients
An orthopaedic surgeon is currently under investigation for allegedly conducting unnecessary operations on a number of private and NHS patients at a hospital in Kent.
Mohammed Suhaib Sait, 54, is being investigated by police and his employer, BMI healthcare, on suspicion of fraud for billing for unnecessary operations over a 15 year period, including keyhole surgery that was unsuitable to treat his patients’ conditions. Although he was suspended from practice at Fawkham Manor, Longfield, in July 2016, Mr Sait is still treating NHS patients at Darent Valley Hospital, however the General Medical Council (GMC) has said he must work with a chaperone when holding consultations with female patients.
"Our specialist medical negligence lawyers have supported thousands of people who have been neglected, misdiagnosed or wrongly operated on by the medical professionals they put their trust in. We’re advising anyone who believes they were wrongly treated by Mr Sait to speak to their GP first to get advice about the treatment they received."
Following his suspension, Mr Sait’s patients were referred to other surgeons, one of whom claims half of the scheduled operations were questionable or unnecessary, while another questioned whether treatment was needed in all but one case. There are concerns that, if the allegations against Mr Sait are correct, hundreds of patients may be affected. Mr Sait has denied and contests the allegations of performing operations unnecessarily.
Linda Millband, national lead lawyer of the clinical negligence team, said: “The allegations against Mr Sait are indicative of a much wider and frightening problem within the private healthcare sector - whether private healthcare providers are prepared to take responsibility when problems arise from the treatment given to their patients. If these allegations against Mr Sait prove to be true, this will serve only to strengthen our concerns in this regard.
“Our specialist medical negligence lawyers have supported thousands of people who have been neglected, misdiagnosed or wrongly operated on by the medical professionals they put their trust in. We’re advising anyone who believes they were wrongly treated by Mr Sait to speak to their GP first to get advice about the treatment they received.”
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