Dr Emil Shawky Gayed allegedly operated on women without realising they were pregnant and removed one patient’s healthy ovary.
A New South Wales obstetrician and gynaecologist has been accused of performing an unnecessary hysterectomy and other irreversible surgeries on women without their consent, a tribunal has heard.
Dr Emil Shawky Gayed allegedly carried out multiple procedures that fell “significantly below” professional standards, including in cases where women could have been treated with painkillers and bed rest.
The case, which was heard before the NSW civil and administrative tribunal this week, was told that Gayed allegedly failed to detect a patient was pregnant before performing surgery on her that could have affected her foetus. When he discovered her pregnancy after the surgery, he paid for her to fly to Sydney to have an abortion.