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Virginia Pakistani Doctor Charged for Performing Unneeded Surgeries
Dr. Perwaiz performed tubal ligations and hysterectomies without the consent of the women patients
NORFOLK, VA — Dr. Javaid Perwaiz 69, a Virginia doctor, performed tubal ligation
ns and hysterectomies without the consent of the women patients. He repeatedly had medical malpractice issues in Virginia but kept receiving license renewals. 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.
Perwaiz, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was ordered held without bond earlier this month on charges of health care fraud in a case that has prompted outraged patients to swamp his offices demanding their medical records. A prosecutor said 173 women have come forward since his arrest to report similar experiences, including repetitive surgeries that they never asked for.
During Perwaiz’s detention hearing in U.S. District Court, Assistant U.S. Attorney V. Kathleen Dougherty said the affidavit focuses on just four women, but there are many more. She said prosecutors have interviewed dozens of additional women and heard from nearly 200 who allege similar experiences.
Authorities said Perwaiz has been named in at least eight malpractice lawsuits that allege he falsified patient records to justify medical procedures, failed to use less invasive techniques and provided substandard care that caused permanent injuries to three patients and life-threatening injuries to two patients.
It turns out that Dr. Perwaiz, the Virginia doctor, received his degree from Nishtar Medical College in Pakistan, devoted 40 years to his medical practice in Virginia.