Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that between 16 December 2014 and 14 April 2015 Dr Riza advised Patient A to undergo an endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm using a Nellix device (‘the Procedure’). It is alleged that Dr Riza failed to adequately consider or inform Patient A of alternative treatment options; adequately consider advice about the unsuitability of the Procedure and keep adequate records.
It is further alleged that on 15 April 2015, prior to conducting the Procedure, Dr Riza failed to conduct an adequate pre-operative assessment and inform Patient A of alternative treatments. It is alleged that he also failed to keep adequate records.
In addition, it is alleged that Dr Riza failed to abandon the Procedure despite encountering various difficulties. Furthermore that, following the Procedure, Dr Riza failed to adequately communicate with Patient A and his family.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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