Plastic surgeon ordered to stop practising:
Gildenhuys Malatji acted on behalf of the HPCSA as the Pro Forma Complainant in the matter of Dr Luke Gordon.
The Benoni plastic surgeon who was accused of leaving his patients disabled, disfigured and deformed, has been ordered to stop practising immediately, says a report in The Mercury. After a four-day hearing in which a number of Gordon's former patients testified, the Health Professions Council of SA's (HPCSA) ad hoc committee ordered him to stop practising. The committee found evidence that Gordon had physically and mentally abused his patients and injured them through unsafe and unprofessional practices. 'He showed a lack of respect for the dignity of his patients in the way he treated and cared for them both clinically and physically, leaving them with serious permanent emotional and physical scars.' The report adds Gordon was suspended in absentia as he had refused to attend the hearing.
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Legalbrief Today 14 April 2014: Plastic surgeon ordered to stop practising
The Mercury 14 April 2014: (Subscription needed)