Gynaecologist Struck Off After Botched Sex Op Saw Vagina 'Effectively Amputated'
A gynaecologist who used innovative laser surgery to enhance women's sex lives has been struck off after botching surgery on five patients.
A disciplinary panel ruled Dr Phanuel Dartey posed a risk to the public with his deficient practices and his dishonesty, which led to it concluding "his integrity cannot be relied upon".
He was found guilty of misconduct over his treatment of four women at his private Harley Street clinic involving his techniques of laser vaginal rejuvenation to heighten sexual gratification and designer laser vaginoplasty to improve the aesthetics of the vagina.
The Ghanaian surgeon, who qualified in the former Soviet Union, also left a woman fighting for her life after he performed a pregnancy termination and had no valid medical indemnity insurance at the time.
Dr Dartey made headlines in several newspaper and magazine articles two years ago with reports of his "G-Shot" jabs which are said to be able to enlarge the G-spot.
Some of the complainants visited his clinic at the Queen Anne Street Medical Centre between 2008 and 2009 following media coverage of his work. But the General Medical Council said they were to suffer "unforeseen and distressing consequences" from the cosmetic surgery.
One patient told the fitness to practise hearing she had to undergo revision surgery after part of her vagina was effectively amputated. She said she still had heavy scarring and described Dr Dartey as a "maverick" who did what he wanted.
Panel chairman Dr Robin Knill-Jones said: "In the panel's judgement the deficiencies in Dr Dartey's practice and his dishonesty present a risk to patients and the public. His integrity cannot be relied upon."
He added: "There is a continuing risk to patients from the way Dr Dartey conducts his practice. His dishonest actions in relation to professional indemnity were a serious abuse of the trust that his patients and those with whom he worked were entitled to place in him."
Dr Dartey, of St Martin's Road, Edmonton, London, did not attend the hearing in Manchester. Explaining his absence, he wrote the GMC had "violated my human rights" and he would take legal action on the matter and over alleged racial discrimination in his "fight for justice".