Friday, December 23, 2011
Saturday, July 24, 2010
On July 13, 2009 Dr. Behnaz Yazdanfar's disciplinary hearing began before the CPSO in Toronto. It is now July 23, 2010 and the hearing has been going on for over one year.
Christie Blatchford - Globe and Mail attacks the CPSO and Yazdanfar
- Disciplinary hearing shows the ugly side of cosmetic surgery - July 23, 2010
- Defence suggests doctor victim of witch hunt in liposuction death - July 22, 2010
- Prosecution portrays stunning failures in liposuction death - July 21, 2010
- Complaint against lipsuction doctor was a perceptive warning - July 14, 2010
Robert Cribb - Toronto Star - July 24, 2010
- Lipo death puts cosmetic surgery under microscope
Medical watchdog to make crucial judgment on professional standards
For the latest news and commentary please use the following searches:
I'm not listing the Toronto SUN's web site because this organization helped to promote Dr. Yazdanfar's clinic over the years.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
- Spa Mistreatment - ABC Nightline - March 9, 2010
- Questions arise after a death during a liposuction. Florida doctor, Brito Marin, finally loses his license after death of mother at a spa that reads tanning and nails over the door. What the hell is a medical doctor doing in a place like this in the first place?
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
HPARB sat on it until March 23, 2009 to render a decision. If you want to see a full copy of their decision contact us directly.
"..the Board confirms the decision of the Complaints Committee to take no further action in relation to the complaint, but recommends that the College consider whether a licensed family physician whose practice is cosmetic medicine be required to use, when set forth credentials, clear language to convey that he or she is a licensed as a family physician."
This basically lets Yazdanfar off the hook. She is still basically practicing as she was before, with only minor changes to her own web site.
In April 2007 the CPSO initiated a new policy called the Cosmetic Procedures Initiative: Steps to Improve Patient Safety - Implementation of four-point plan to ensure public safety.
You can follow the links to various efforts that they have made. Whether or not anybody is going to be taken to task for not complying is yet to be seen.
One of these is from the Council Updates in April 2008.
"Council approved regulation amendments that will require physicians to be clear and accurate about their credentials and training in their advertising and other communications with patients."
Did Yazdanfar do anything to adhere to these updates?
She and her husband continue to operate their TCC and issue press releases as if nothing has happened. She still says this about herself:
"Dr. Behnaz Yazdanfar is a premier Toronto doctor based in North York, Ontario, Canada. Leading a dedicated and professional staff at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, she focuses on surgical and non-surgical cosmetic surgery procedures, having performed cosmetic procedures since the year 2000. She frequently performs breast augmentation and liposuction, as well as several other aesthetic procedures."
Of course there is no mention of Krista Stryland or the lawsuit.
If you are upset about this, talk to your MPP to the Ontario legislature. HPARB has basically rubber-stamped whatever the CPSO did. The public has no redress.
Friday, February 20, 2009
The post below was posted by a former patient of Yazdafar on Ripoff Report.com. Liposuction Watch is not responsible for the content of the post, and the spelling mistakes have been left as they were posted.
Dr. Yazdanfar may be successful at getting patients, due to the lies she tells, and the trust that people put in her without knowing she is NOT really a surgeon at all; but she has trouble keeping them, because alot of them end up with problems that need to be fixed by a certified Plastic Sugeon.
I was an unfortunate patient of Dr. Yazdanfar for a breast Augmentation...unfortunitly for me I developed a capsular contracture (the most common of all complications) so Dr. Yazdanfar removed my scar tissue, only for the same thing to happen almost instantly again. After which I was advised to leave the capsule in place and put a smaller implant inside to regain the softness. I had never heard of this, so when I got home I started researching to find that that is NOT a treatment option!!!!
Why would she recommed something to me that was unheard of in the cosmetic Surgery community?? Next I discovered that she was NOt a surgeon...just a family doctor, and that it is very dangerous for you not to have an I.v. in the recovery room, as it is needed for emergencies. (thank god I never had an complication in recovery after my surgery)
A certified Plastic Surgeon saw me, and had to remove the implants and the scar tissue (with next to no pain or bruising)...and I have to wait 4-6 months to heal from what she did, before he can do a recontruction. So after two painful surgeries with her, I can tell you first hand it is not worth the risk...she needs to be stoped. She calls herself a surgeon...she's NOT
Monday, July 28, 2008
- Toronto Star July 23, 2008
Woman who died after surgery allegedly had 23 incisions, court documents show
A Toronto mother who died after liposuction surgery last year allegedly had 23 incisions made in six different body parts in one session – an "excessive" amount that could have contributed to her death, according to allegations in court documents.
The provincial coroner also raised red flags about the number of incisions and body parts, the documents show. "The patient had liposuction on both legs, buttocks, back, abdomen and chest wall. This seemed to be excessive," says a memo written by college investigator Sandra Keough quoting Dr. James Edwards at the Office of the Chief Coroner. "There was a lot of locations for fat removal and this may play into the cause of death."