An OB-GYN from Virginia named Javaid Perwaiz was recently arrested after being charged with “health care fraud and making false statements relating to health care matters.”
According to federal court documents, Perwaiz repeatedly performed unneeded hysterectomies on patients without their consent.
Perwaiz performed surgeries on 510 patients, many of whom he tricked into preparing for surgery by claiming the “onset of cancer was imminent.”
Witnesses told investigators that Dr. Javaid Perwaiz “routinely used the ‘C’-word (cancer) to scare patients into having surgery." The authorities accuse him of performing unnecessary hysterectomies and removing one patient’s fallopian tubes. https://t.co/MuGUEQ0SUD
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 11, 2019
Many of his patients didn’t find out about their surgeries until long after the fact.
According to court documents, Chesapeake OB-GYN Javaid Perwaiz has been performing medical procedures on patients without their permission — including hysterectomies.https://t.co/DCRFITs2sQ
— The Virginian-Pilot (@virginianpilot) November 8, 2019
One woman, for instance, visited Perwaiz’s office twice for unrelated issues. She later visited a fertility specialist “who advised her both fallopian tubes were burnt down to nubs, making natural conception impossible.”
In one case, according to court documents, a woman sought treatment from a fertility specialist who told her that both her fallopian tubes “were burnt down to nubs.” Dr. Perwaiz had removed her fallopian tubes without her consent or knowledge.https://t.co/r0DeDAeu25
— Times-Dispatch (@RTDNEWS) November 12, 2019
Lock him up and throw away the key
— kp (@_kpilch) November 8, 2019
Perwaiz’s most recent violation of laws began when he told a woman that, to avoid cancer, she would need to have her ovaries removed.
This man. 69-year-old Javaid Perwaiz is behind bars today. He is a well known OBGYN in the area. He is charged with health care fraud. Court documents reveal he may be reason behind several unnecessary, damaging procedures on Medicaid patients. Coming up on @WAVY_News more deats pic.twitter.com/xQy4eFDMtR
— Tamara Scott (@TamaraScottWAVY) November 11, 2019
She agreed as long as the surgery wasn’t “invasive.” After waking up, she was “shocked to discover Perwaiz performed a total abdominal hysterectomy.”
My distrust of male OBGYNs continues. And I'm unsurprised that nearly half of his victims were low income. https://t.co/Yp6zWCy3Hj
— MsMegane (@msmegane13) November 11, 2019
Perwaiz has been sued for malpractice on eight different occasions.
Prosecutors allege the Chesapeake, Va., OB-GYN was so busy with the scalpel, “hospital staff had a difficult time keeping up with Perwaiz as he ran from procedure to procedure.’’ https://t.co/sQLBDq0aB0
— Delmarva Now (@MyDelmarvaNow) November 12, 2019
He has had his medical license stripped away on at least one prior occasion.
“Between January 2014 and August 2018, the Chesapeake doctor allegedly performed surgeries on 510 patients, or 40% of his patients who were on Medicaid.”
A reminder that eugenics is still very much with us. https://t.co/bs3cab8DWa
— Claire Zagorski, MS, LP (@Claireific) November 11, 2019
He was previously cited for “poor clinical judgment and for performing unnecessary surgeries.”
Patients would tell hospital staff that they were visiting for their ‘annual clean outs’. In a four-year period starting in 2014, Perwaiz was found to have performed surgery on 510 patients – with 42 percent of them having undergone at least two operations https://t.co/Zfhz2x04Cv
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Perwaiz was once before investigated by Virginia’s board of medicine “for performing surgeries, predominantly hysterectomies, without appropriate medical indications and contrary to sound medical judgment.”
This is terrifying.
Question your doctors constantly and don't be afraid to get a second opinion.https://t.co/IvnW2tv2m7
— RadTags™ (@Radstags) November 11, 2019
SMH! Ladies be mindful of these physicians.This happened in hometown area over the weekend. Dr. Javaid Perwaiz age 69, has for over 20 yrs tied women’s tubes & performed hysterectomies without their consent, feds say https://t.co/wKYZl5H1W3 #staywoke #MondayAdvice #Health
— Cara-Mel (@CaraMel_DMV) November 12, 2019
According to The Virginian-Pilot, Perwaiz was previously employed at the Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, who described him on their website as “dedicated to the promotion of healthcare to women from adolescence to menopause and beyond.”
There are multiple checks in a hospital and the OR specifically to prevent this….what failed there? Also, if he lost privleges at Maryview, how is it he is affiliated with Bon Secours? Do they not share onfo with the rest of their own system?
— AbbyS (@sundancefan1999) November 9, 2019
Now, however, the hospital is distancing itself from its former OB-GYN, saying:
“Dr. Perwaiz is not employed by Bon Secours or Bon Secours Medical Group. Like many independent physicians, he has held privileges at different hospitals/health systems.”
A federal magistrate ordered Perwaiz held without bond for at least a week, when a detention hearing is scheduled.
Prosecutors were concerned the doctor might flee the country to avoid prosecution.