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Virginia doctor accused of performing unnecessary surgeries

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dr. Javaid Perwaiz’s website describes his surgical skills for gynecological procedures as “unparalleled.” But federal prosecutors say many of the procedures he performed were unnecessary, unwanted and even unknown to some of his patients. Perwaiz, 69, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was arrested last week in a case that has drawn outrage and prompted patients seeking their medical records to swamp his offices. An arrest warrant affidavit written by an FBI agent alleges that Perwaiz, an obstetrician-gynecologist, has a long history of performing unnecessary surgical procedures on his patients without their knowledge or permission, including hysterectomies, tubal ligations, and...


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