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Medical board to make decision on Dr Vega Vega’s future

Dr Antonio Vega Vega was stood down last week.
Dr Antonio Vega Vega was stood down last week.

THE decision to revoke a Rockhampton urologist's medical registration after he allegedly botched four surgeries could come as early as today.

Dr Antonio Vega Vega was suspended from his role at Rockhampton Hospital on April 29.

He has been accused of removing the wrong kidney from a patient, misdiagnosing a twisted testicle leading to its removal, nicking an artery, and inserting a stent in the wrong place.

Dr Vega Vega is still able to practice privately, but he has voluntarily stepped down from his roles at the Gladstone and Rockhampton Mater hospitals and Hillcrest hospital.

The Medical Board of Australia and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency are assessing whether to revoke his registration.

Rockhampton police CIB Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon is assessing whether it is a police matter.

Det Snr Sgt Moon said he understood it was standard practice.

SURGERIES UNDER REVIEW

 

November 2011: inserting a stent in the wrong place

 

January 2014: removal of wrong kidney

 

February 2014: misdiagnosis of a twisted testicle, leading to its removal

 

April 2014: post-surgery arterial bleed

Topics:  medical, medical board of australia, police, rockhampton hospital




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