Kentucky MD, Sued by 400 Patients, Admits Unnecessary Surgeries to Make Money

Why is this medical miscreant smiling?

Why is this medical miscreant smiling?

In the city of London Kentucky a cardiologist has admitted guilt of lying to patients with heart conditions in order to make money by then performing unneeded,  dangerous procedures.

Doctor Sandesh R. Patil, age 51, told the court yesterday that he deliberately deceived hundreds of patients by convincing them their coronary arteries were seriously blocked and required immediate “stent” placement. Stents are miniature metal tubes surgically inserted into a patient’s arteries in order to improve blood flow.

Investigators determined that Patil performed hundreds of fraudulent operations at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London. The hospital itself has already repaid the federal government more than $256,000 for their part in the stent procedure billing that Patil illegally submitted for a two-year period beginning in 2009.

Finest health care system in the world? Not even close

Finest health care system in the world? Not even close

As a result of this physician’s deplorable behavior, nearly 400 patients are suing Saint Joseph Hospital for what they charge were thousands of unnecessary heart procedures, such as angioplasty and pacemaker placement.

The Centers for Med­icare and Medicaid report that the hospital failed to review  more than 3,000 heart procedures to determine whether they were necessary.

One patient suffered more than 20 surgeries in 20 years.

According to the investigation, at least two patients died as a result of the surgeries. Hundreds of others now must take dangerous medications for the rest of their lives.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Lexington Kentucky is leading the investigation.

Patil MD is also the subject of another federal investigation for healthcare fraud.

Prosecutors report that Patil is the third cardiologist in the U.S. to be federally prosecuted for fraudulent heart stent operations.

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Our Observations:
Lab coat lunatic Patil is the perfect example of what we in medicine call a Third World Assassin.  This despicable human being emigrated to the U.S. after graduating from the Mysore University’s Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College in India.
Because of the pathetically weak physician oversight in the U.S., this doctor was given free reign to plunder the health care system and to maim and kill innocent people.
Unnecessary surgery kills more than 12,000 Americans each year. *
Does a three-year prison sentence sound like an appropriate degree of discipline to you?

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