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Surgeons Busted for Rectal Spray-Can Removal Video
Jordan Yerman | April 19, 2008 at 09:20 amby
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Beyond the generally unprofessional conduct depicted in the grainy video, viewers can see a surgeon pointing a phonecam at the patient as the procedure is conducted: such conduct is, funnily enough, not allowed. The original video went to Youtube and spread like wildfire, with versions springing up across the web as quickly as moderators could remove them.
The following link has somewhat graphic video.
A video posted on the internet showing Philippine doctors laughing while removing an object from a patient may lead to charges against the surgeons and cost them their medical licenses, officials said Wednesday.
The nearly 3-minute video of a noisy operating room shows doctors and nurses laughing, giggling and cheering.
At one point, a hand appears with a cell phone camera taking a close-up picture of the surgery.
As a doctor gingerly pulls out the 6-inch long canister from the male patient's rectum, someone shouts, "Baby out!" amid loud cheers.
The doctor then removes the canister cap and sprays the contents toward the crowd of nurses and doctors viewing the procedure.
The video has angered the unidentified patient who plans to press charges, his lawyer Guiller Ceniza said Wednesday.
The government-run Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in the central city of Cebu, where the surgery took place, is conducting an investigation, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Dr. Emmanuel Gines said more than 10 people were involved — including staff and medical and nursing students from a nearby operating room.
He said the hospital takes videos of surgeries of peculiar cases, but only with the consent of the patient.
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