Gynecologist Accused of Messing Up Dozens of Procedures

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Botched boob job – if that sounds bad in your head, think about what the reality of those three words mean.

“As small as a wound infection or asymmetry to something as bad a paralyzed arm to frankly even death,” said Dr. David Kaufman.

Dr. Efrain Gonzalez of Rocklin is accused of messing up patients cosmetic procedures 56 times in a complaint filed against him by the Medical Board of California.

The charges date back to 2011 on procedures the board certified gynecologist performed at Advanced Med Spa. The charges are designed as a first step to revoking Gonzalez’s medical license.

Dr. David Kaufman, a Stanford-trained, board certified plastic surgeon says there’s a difference between your personal physician wielding a scalpel and a someone who’s “board-certified.”

“There’s a lot of folks out there, especially in this city, that are not well trained. There are pediatricians doing liposuction, there’s obstetricians doing plastic surgery,” Kaufman said Monday.

Kaufman adds that the 5 to 6 years of surgical training is the difference.

“In California, there’s really no restrictions on your medical license. Anybody with an MD after their name can do whatever they want as long as they can find a patient who’s willing to do it,” Kaufman told FOX40.

The 95-page complaint from the Medical Board against Gonzalez details stomach-churning horrors. His trial on the charges is set for August.

2 comments

  • orionsfate333

    this is scary……i had a breast augumentation done in june 2012..i had no idea that anyone with a MD could perform plastic surgery.i can say that i didnt know what to expect,ive never had platic surgery done and i didnt know what to look for or be aware of.i did think he was very unprofessional along with some of his staff…..im concerned about my breast already i have rippling on both sides of my breasts,i was under the impression of that happening would be 10 years from now.they are only 6months old.i called Advanced Med Spa and expressed my concerns,the lady i spoke to was very rude and discomforting,she stated "we always go over that possibility with you and stated that they mention it could happen as early as 6 months.Wow are you kidding me?i know my fiance and i would have remebered something like that.i encourage anyone who is looking into plastic surgery to investigate and not just go for the good deals.Now im stuck with rippled boobs after spending all that money we had been saving for my dream. :(

  • mitchmc

    My wife was one of the 50+ patients that are part of the Medical Board filing. We are looking an a number of additional reconstructive surgeries to address all the damage this butcher caused. She will never be the same. It is good he is FINALLY arrested. We pray that he NEVER is allowed to practice medicine again.

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