A Surgeon Admits To Signing His Initials On Patients’ Livers
53-year-old Simon Bramhall is a liver, spleen, and pancreas surgeon in Birmingham, England. And this dude just admitted that during surgery he would sign his initials on patients organs.
The BBC recently reported that he was in court last week and admitted to this strange practice.
During two transplants in February and August of 2013, he used a tool called an argon beam coagulator to carve his initials into the patients' livers. Normally the tool is used to sketch out the areas to operate on the liver.
Another surgeon noticed the initials in 2014 during a different operation on one of those patients, and alerted the hospital. Simon resigned in May of 2014.
He finally had his trial last week, and he pleaded guilty to assault. He'll be sentenced in January.
This guy is a quack. He treated an organ that a person needs to sustain life as a wet slab of concrete. I wonder if this will cause future problems for the patients? Hopefully not...please THROW the book at this guy!