Surgeon banned from operating room at Wichita VA hospital

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A complaint before Missouri's Administrative Hearing Commission said the alleged mistakes contributed to a woman's death

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A surgeon accused of mishandling surgeries in Missouri is banned from the operating room of the Wichita Veteran Affairs hospital while his work is being reviewed.

The Kansas City Star reports Veteran Affair’s banned urologist Christel Wambi-Kiesse from doing surgeries at the Robert Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita after learning he faced disciplinary action in Missouri.

Missouri’s healing arts board found that Wambi-Kiesse performed robot-assisted surgeries beyond his abilities. A complaint before Missouri’s Administrative Hearing Commission said his alleged mistakes contributed to a woman’s death and caused dangerous complications for two men.

Wambi-Kiesse will be allowed to see patients but cannot perform surgery at the Wichita VA hospital while he is under review. The federal agency said appropriate action will be taken based on the results of that review.

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