Meanwhile, a Deadly Doctor Pratfall Five Years Ago This Summer . . .

Dr Frank Ryan on a happier day

Dr Frank Ryan on a happier day

It was mid-August, 2010 when Doctor Frank Ryan, the well-known cosmetic surgeon in Hollywood, decided he was smart enough to do a little texting while maneuvering his Jeep along a Malibu cliff. Unfortunately, he wasn’t. Los Angeles Police investigators later informed the Ryan family that at the time of his death, the famous physician was Tweeting out comments about his dog as he rounded some pretty treacherous curves.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Ryan, age 50, was driving a Jeep Wrangler that day, which suddenly veered off Pacific Coast Highway on a Monday afternoon and flipped down an embankment covered with boulders toward the ocean. The Jeep landed on its roof, and Ryan was declared dead as the result of severe head trauma, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Rescuers were unable to remove the body from the destroyed vehicle

Rescuers were unable to remove the body from the destroyed vehicle (photo by TMZ)

Investigators determined his death was accidental.

In January of the same year, Ryan became the subject of much medical criticism when actress Heidi Montag stated in an interview that the doctor had performed 10 cosmetic surgeries on her in a single, one-day surgery. The operations included liposuction, nose work and breast implants and more.

When asked by reporters whether such extensive plastic surgery work in one session was safe, Ryan said, “My first concern is for the safety of the patient, so I would never push the envelope. Heidi’s a young, healthy girl; she was cleared medically. It was well within the realm of safety.”

He later called Montag’s decision a “calculated business move” by someone trying to make it in Hollywood.

Dr Frank Ryan and Heidi

Here’s another view:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/18/frank-ryan-heidi-montag-p_n_686040.html

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2 thoughts on “Meanwhile, a Deadly Doctor Pratfall Five Years Ago This Summer . . .

  1. Another Dr. Bittner Victim says:

    $$$$$$$$ that’s all it’s about. Too bad another LA doc didn’t
    do this before hundreds of patients met him.

    • Hi – A question for you: Are you aware if Bittner ever returned to the U.S.? The most recent info we can find is that he and his girlfriend fled to South America. Nothing since. Thank you for your responses.

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