Sydney cancer patient who had removed a WRONG body part to undergo a third operation

A cancer patient who had removed the wrong body part during a shocking blunder during an operation undergoes a third operation to repair the damage

  • A patient will need a third operation after surgeons have removed his wrong body part
  • He underwent colorectal surgery at the Northern Beaches Hospital on 31 May
  • Surgeons performed a corrective operation on the cancer patient on Friday
  • Authorities gauge whether the error was due to a pathology report
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A cancer patient will have to go under the knife for the third time after a wrong decision by the surgeons removed the wrong part of his gut.

Surgeons at the Northern Beaches Hospital (NBH) in Sydney removed the wrong side of the patient's colon during a colorectal operation last month.

The man underwent a corrective operation on Friday, but will undergo a third operation in the coming weeks to repair the damage to his colon.

A cancer patient was forced to undergo a corrective operation after surgeons had erroneously removed the wrong part of his gut (stock image)

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A cancer patient was forced to undergo a corrective operation after surgeons had erroneously removed the wrong part of his gut (stock image)

The health authorities ask whether the error was due to a pathology report from a laboratory with a private contract.

Surgeons first performed a colonoscopy to remove several small polyps, a small lump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon or rectum, based on the pathology report.

One polyp had early cancer growth. But doctors ended up removing the wrong side of the colon, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

It is not clear whether the cancer polo ole has been removed in the corrective procedure.

The man will need a third operation in the coming weeks to repair the damage caused (stock image)

The man will need a third operation in the coming weeks to repair the damage caused (stock image)

The man will need a third operation in the coming weeks to repair the damage caused (stock image)

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Daily Mail Australia contacted the external pathology contractor of the NBH, Australian Clinical Labs, to ask if there was an error in the report.

& # 39; Quality of patient care is at the heart of everything we do and therefore it is very worrying that our service at the Northern Beaches Hospital in NSW was involved in an incident that affected a patient, & # 39; said a spokesperson.

& # 39; We actively work with the hospital to ensure that the patient is cared for in every possible way.

& # 39; We also work closely with the hospital to ensure that all decisions and actions that led to this incident have been properly investigated. & # 39;

On Monday, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the NSW Health hospital had advised of the & # 39; serious event & # 39;

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& # 39; There are investigative processes in such situations and they must come to their conclusion before further comments can be made & said, "Mr. Hazzard.

& # 39; Patient privacy must also be respected. & # 39;

Surgeons at Northern Beaches Hospital (photo) in Sydney performed colorectal surgery on the male patient last month

Surgeons at Northern Beaches Hospital (photo) in Sydney performed colorectal surgery on the male patient last month

Surgeons at Northern Beaches Hospital (photo) in Sydney performed colorectal surgery on the male patient last month

A Healthscope spokesperson said the case is being investigated.

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& # 39; The patient and his family are fully informed and NBH supports their ongoing care and treatment & # 39 ;, said the spokesperson.

Healthscope is a private health care provider at NBH and 42 other hospitals in Australia.

NBH, a hospital with 488 beds, was opened last October and has been struggling with a shortage of essential medicines and medical equipment and industrial disputes ever since.

A parliamentary inquiry, with the power to sue old and current staff, is already underway on various issues at NBH.

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