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Disgraced gynaecologist left more than 50 women’s lives with shocking surgeries

Disgraced gynaecologist left more than 50 women’s lives destroyed with shocking surgeries including removing healthy ovaries and performing hysterectomies without permission

  • Banned gynaecologist Dr Emil Gayed left more than 50 women’s lives in misery 
  • Dr Emil Gayed’s licence suspended in 2018 and probe will be referred to police 
  • As findings published, women have spoken of ‘irreparable damage’ to their lives
  • He’s ruined my life – he was meant to help me,’ former patient Emma Strybis said

A now-banned gynaecologist left more than 50 women’s lives in misery after surgeries including removing healthy ovaries and performing a hysterectomy on a woman who did not consent.

Dr Emil Gayed had his medical licence suspended in mid-2018 and New South Wales Health has now announced they are passing a probe into his practices to police. 

As the findings were published on Thursday, the women involved in the case spoke of how the disgraced doctor had caused ‘irreparable damage’ to their lives.

 

A now-banned gynaecologist (pictured) left more than 50 women’s lives in misery after surgeries including removing healthy ovaries and performing a hysterectomy on a woman who did not consent

Lee Elliot told A Current Affair she almost bled to death on the operating table after Dr Gayed gave her a hysterectomy without her consent.

‘What we’ve been through is horrendous. If they had done their job properly this doctor would never have operated on any of us – and we’d be normal people today,’ she said.

Another of the women treated by the former gynaecologist – who worked at hospitals across the state between 1999 to 2016 – alleged she had a healthy ovary removed. 

‘I’ll never have the same quality of life again – he was meant to help me. He’s ruined my life,’ former patient Emma Strybis said.

Other accusations previously levelled at Dr Gayed included failing to diagnose a 10-week pregnancy and telling a patient she had cervical cancer when there was no evidence of malignancy.

NSW Health deputy secretary Dr Nigel Lyons said Dr Gayed’s botched surgeries should have raised red flags with authorities earlier than they did.

Lee Elliot (pictured) said she almost bled to death on the operating table after Dr Gayed gave her a hysterectomy without her consent

Lee Elliot (pictured) said she almost bled to death on the operating table after Dr Gayed gave her a hysterectomy without her consent

'I'll never have the same quality of life again - he was meant to help me. He's ruined my life,' former patient Emma Strybis said

‘I’ll never have the same quality of life again – he was meant to help me. He’s ruined my life,’ former patient Emma Strybis said

‘There’s no doubt along the way there were signs along the way that should have been picked up that weren’t. We need to learn from the issues that led to this,’ he said.

‘Nothing can be done to change the mistakes of the past, but we can ensure that the recommendations in this report are fully implemented to prevent these failures from happening again,’ Dr Lyons said in a statement. 

NSW Health have accepted the recommendations of Gail Furness SC, who conducted the report, in full. 

Another of the women treated by the former gynaecologist - who worked at hospitals across the state between 1999 to 2016 - alleged she had a healthy ovary removed (pictured Manning Hospital, where Dr Gayed worked, on Sydney's north shore)

Another of the women treated by the former gynaecologist – who worked at hospitals across the state between 1999 to 2016 – alleged she had a healthy ovary removed (pictured Manning Hospital, where Dr Gayed worked, on Sydney’s north shore)

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