Arackal Manu Nair, Indian-origin “celebrity” surgeon who worked in Britain at Southport and Ormskirk hospital has been sued by 57 male patients, after he conducted unneeded operations and allegedly left some of his patients infertile, reports the media.
The Urologist (Nair) allegedly treated patients for prostate cancer when they did not suffer from the disease, reports southportvisiter.co.uk on Thursday.
One of the male patients claims he was left weak when Nair “cooked” his prostate gland after destroying him with controversial laser treatment.
Other patients were given a laser treatment known as High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HFIU) even though the drugs watchdog National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) did not approve.
The General Medical Council (GMC) had placed a number of restrictions on the doctor’s licence and he is unable to work unsupervised, or in a private practice, until July 2017, the report stated.
The surgeon, who worked at Spire Hospitals as well, resigned from the NHS Trust in July 2015.
“We would like to unreservedly apologize for any distress this has caused,” a spokesperson for the trust said.
Rob Gillies, Executive Medical Director, at Southport and Ormskirk quoted as saying to southportvisiter.co.uk., “Nair was a locum urology consultant surgeon for the Trust between February and July this year. He was entirely open with us about the restrictions the GMC had placed on him, although they were not relevant to his work here. His clinical practice was monitored while he was a Trust employee and gave no cause for concern.”
The GMC has placed many restrictions on this doctor’s license until July 2017.
Lawyers of the former patients are now advising anyone who fears they might have suffered medical negligence to come forward by September 30. Nair has not made a comment on the allegations so far.
Nair had previously appeared on a television show in Britain as a medical expert called “Embarrassing Bodies.”