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  • Randy Dotinga

Surgeon's License Suspension Spotlights Hazards, Ethics of Live-Streaming Surgeries

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

A surgeon in Ohio had her license suspended after live-streaming cosmetic procedures on TikTok. Yes, there's the obvious poor taste, but the medical board said "liposuction (is a) blind surgery that requires awareness of the tip of the cannula to avoid injury, your attention to the camera meant ... you were not palpating the location of the tip of the cannula". When that happens you can accidentally punch holes into the wrong areas, like the intestines. Not cool.

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