Friday, March 6, 2020

Plastic Surgeon Required To Use Anesthesiologist

Dr. Geoffrey Kim
Here's a followup to the tragic story of an outpatient plastic surgery case gone horribly wrong. Emmelyn Nguyen is an 18 year old girl who was having breast augmentation in a Denver surgical facility by Dr. Geoffrey Kim. After induction of anesthesia, the surgeon and his CRNA somehow were not monitoring Ms. Nguyen closely. She suffered cardiac arrest and was revived but now has permanent anoxic brain injury. She now requires 24/7 monitoring and support.

Dr. Kim initially had his medical license suspended. But now with a settlement with the Colorado Medical Board, he can resume his practice immediately but will have his license on probation for three years. He will also need to undergo more medical education and work with a board certified anesthesiologist.

Enough said.

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