A woman who performed a female face transplant in a hospital has been outraged at the incident, describing it as “unacceptable”.
In a statement, the doctor who performed the operation in May said he was “disturbed” by the incident and “appalled by what I witnessed”.
“This is an appalling, unacceptable and completely unacceptable act that should not have happened in the first place,” said Dr. Andrew Nel, who is based at the University of Alberta Hospital.
“As a surgeon and as a doctor, I am outraged by what has happened, especially when the woman who has been removed is a woman with a child.”
Dr. Nel said the woman, who he did not identify, had undergone a face transplant procedure.
The hospital’s director of patient safety and privacy, Joanna Schafer, said in a statement that she was “disappointed” in Dr. Schafer and said the hospital has taken steps to ensure a “lessons learned from this incident are never repeated.”
She added that the hospital’s medical director will “review the incident in light of what we know now.”
The incident was reported to the hospital by Dr. Nick Smith, who had seen the woman during her face transplant operation.
The woman was taken to the emergency room where she was treated for a possible concussion, according to a statement from the hospital.
Smith said the incident has now been cleared and the woman is “unable to attend any future events related to this incident.”
The hospital said the staff involved were not aware of the incident.
“The safety of all staff and patients at the hospital is our highest priority,” the statement said.
“We are aware that the surgery was done by a medical doctor and that the staff was unaware of this.
We have taken the steps outlined in the hospital policy and the ethics policy to address this matter.”
The woman, whose name was not released, had surgery in May at the Edmonton Eye and Ear Infirmary.
The surgery was performed to remove the upper eyelid and the area around the eyes and the lower eyelid, and the operation was not performed in a medically supervised setting.
Smith told the CBC that the woman told him she was pregnant when she was told to undergo the procedure.
“She said that she had a miscarriage and that she went to see the doctor because she was worried about her baby,” Smith said.
In a Facebook post, Dr. Smith described the incident as a “horrific, unprovoked and completely unnecessary assault” on the woman.
The Canadian Medical Association’s chief medical officer, Dr Jennifer C. Campbell, said she was aware of Dr. C.S. and that Dr. McNeill had been disciplined by the hospital for his conduct.
“While this is a disturbing case, it should not be used as a reason to terminate or restrict the ability of doctors and surgeons to practice medicine in Canada,” Campbell wrote in a post on the association’s website.
“It is essential that doctors and nurses have access to safe, ethical and ethical practice and that our public hospitals are accountable to their ethical codes of conduct.”
Campbell added that while she has concerns about the incident involving Dr. Flemming, the medical association is also concerned about the way the hospital handled the incident: “There are many other people who have had similar incidents with similar incidents, but it’s the medical profession who are the ones who have to be held accountable.”