Menu & Search

A hospital doctor who gave a patient a vasectomy by accident has been allowed to continue to practice by a medical tribunal panel.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service ruled that Dr Nanikram Vaswani’s fitness to practice was not impaired, despite performing an unauthorised reversal procedure on the patient following his mistake.

The patient at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool, was supposed to be having scar tissue removed by Dr Vaswani. However, a vasectomy was performed instead.

Dr Vaswani admitted that he failed to confirm the patient’s identity. He said he had been “expecting to operate on a patient requiring a vasectomy” and continued to say “a vasectomy tray had been placed incorrectly in the room by another member of staff.”

Following his mistake, he failed to tell a urologist, and his NHS Trust, about the incorrect procedure and “inappropriately” performed a vasectomy reversal on the same patient.

At the previous hearing the panel heard that reversal procedure was not routinely carried out at Broadgreen and that Dr Vaswani had not performed one for at least five years.

The panel was told that the reversal was carried out when the patient “was physically and emotionally traumatised and/or likely to be so, in light of what had just taken place with the first procedure.”

The tribunal took into account the doctor’s “good character” and found that he was “genuinely remorseful”. They concluded “this was an isolated episode in an otherwise unblemished career.”

The tribunal issued the warning to Dr Vaswani to reaffirm standards in the profession.

Have you or a loved one suffered because of a mistake in surgery? Pryers are a leading national firm of Medical Negligence Lawyers. Our dedicated team of lawyers and experts are well equipped to investigate and advise on all issues of medical treatment.

Start Your Claim Today Call 01904 556600
Tell us about your case

Just send us a little bit about yourself and your claim and we will respond within 24 hours.


Get In Touch
Latest News

Local Fire Crews Recruited to Help Deal With Growing NHS Demands

The Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust has agreed on plans to draft in fire crews to take patients home in a bid to prevent overcrowding […]

Read More

NHS Cancer Treatment Waiting Times Worst on Record

Over halfway through the year, new figures show that 133,843 cancer patients have not been treated within the relevant standards. NHS cancer treatment waiting […]

Read More

Diabetes Prescriptions Cost the NHS More than £1bn A Year

Diabetes prescriptions are costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, according to new figures from NHS Digital, up by almost […]

Read More

Take a look back through our complete news archive

Follow us on Twitter

Who are we? Get to know our CEO, Neil Fearn, on our handy website guide. Neil has been working in the clinical negligence industry for 25 years and specialises in claims involving complex and serious injuries mainly arising out of Obstetric Care
https://t.co/FFy5JDIhPF

"You were fantastic in dealing with my case and went the extra mile to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion. " - Mrs C, York.
We have a great track record of caring for the people who come to us looking for help after a life-altering injury. Read some of our 5⭐ reviews online

Load More...