Doctor accused of performing hysterectomies without consent

Doctor allegedly performed hysterectomies without consent

Enlarge Image Javaid Perwaiz Western Tidewater Regional Jail

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The court documents alleges that Perwaiz removed that patient's fallopian tubes without her consent or knowledge. When she consulted a separate fertility specialist afterward to try for another pregnancy, she was told that her fallopian tubes were "burnt down to the nubs, making natural conception impossible".

Dr. Javaid Perwaiz, 69, of Chesapeake, has been arrested on health care fraud and making false statements relating to health care matters, federal authorities said in court documents.

He was still wearing green scrubs when he made his initial appearance at the U.S. District Court in Norfolk, where he was ordered to be held without bond, according to the newspaper.

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Perwaiz is accused of repeatedly performing medical procedures on women without their knowledge, The Virginian-Pilot reported, citing an Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit.

The hospital employee who tipped off the FBI told investigators that often "the patients were not aware of the procedures they were undergoing", according to the affidavit. The employee also alleged that Perwaiz performed so many procedures, it was hard for hospital staff to keep up.

Javaid Perwaiz, 69, was arrested Friday following allegations he performed unnecessary procedures on people.

The affidavit cited a variety of procedures, including hysterectomies, cystectomies, myomectomies, tubal ligation and dilation & curettage. It also claims Perwaiz repeatedly subjected Medicaid patients to procedures and often mentioned cancer "to scare patients into having surgery". Perwaiz also allegedly cut her bladder while doing so, which led to her staying in the hospital for six days to treat a sepsis infection.

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The woman woke up from surgery, "shocked to discover Perwaiz performed a total abdominal hysterectomy". His medical license was temporarily revoked. Just two years later, in 1982, Perwaiz lost his admitting privileges at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center "due to poor clinical judgment and for performing unnecessary surgeries".

The Virginia Board of Medicine investigated Perwaiz "for performing surgeries without appropriate medical indications and contrary to sound medical judgment", for which he was censured for improper record-keeping, the news outlet reported. He has also been the subject of at least eight medical malpractice lawsuits, charging documents state, in which plaintiffs allege he "falsified patient records to justify a medical procedure, failed to use less invasive techniques, performed as many as 30 surgeries in one day, and provided substandard care that resulted in irreparable permanent injuries to three patients and life threatening injuries to another two patients".

Perwaiz has two offices in Chesapeake, where he's practiced "for over 30 years", according to his website.

Perwaiz was associated with several local hospitals, including Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center.

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