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California Briefing / Orange County

2 doctors accused in failed surgeries

March 20, 2009|Associated Press

The Medical Board of California has accused two Orange County doctors of botching plastic surgeries, with one patient saying she received unwanted procedures when she agreed only to a tummy tuck.

The board filed accusations of gross negligence and incompetence this month against Dr. Harrell Robinson of Anaheim Hills and Dr. Shir Miskinyar of Santa Ana.

A tummy-tuck patient of Robinson says she woke up to find that he also gave her a face-lift and liposuction, according to board documents.

The head and neck surgeon is also accused of borrowing $15,000 from the woman and forcibly kissing her.

Another patient who had her breast implants replaced was later admitted to the hospital after Robinson failed to remove an implant that was visible in an open wound.

Robinson could not be reached for comment.

The medical board documents said Miskinyar, who works at All Beauty Plastic Surgery in Santa Ana, performed breast augmentations on two women who developed infections and had to have their implants removed.

Miskinyar told the Orange County Register that one patient had an infection before surgery and that the other did not heal properly because she smoked.

Both doctors could lose their licenses or be reprimanded if a review of evidence substantiates the allegations.

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