It has come to light that surgeon Mr Tony Dixon, who helped pioneer the use of mesh in bowel surgery to fix prolapse and relive constipation, is under NHS investigation after allegedly removing a patient’s ovaries without prior consent.

Lucinda Methuen Campbell said that she had not consented to the removal before the operation in 2014. Unfortunately, Mrs Methuen Campbell was found dead at home in January and her death is currently being investigated by the coroner.

Mrs Methuen Campbell had lengthy consultations with Mr Dixon before the operation at The Spire Hospital in Bristol. She told the BBC that she was desperate for a solution to the pain that she continued to experience and had seen other doctors.

The BBC reports that the General Medical Council (GMC) has stopped Mr Dixon from performing another form of corrective surgery, known as a STARR procedure (stapled transanal resection of the rectum), until November 2018. North Bristol NHS Trust is investigating the consultant, who worked at Southmead Hospital and at the private Spire Hospital in Bristol.

If you have received a similar treatment or have any concerns such as, continuing pain or incontinence following surgery, the use of mesh when you didn’t expect it or a change of procedure that you were not fully informed of then we may be able to help you bring a compensation claim. If you’d like to discuss your personal situation please call a member of our Clinical and Medical Negligence team on freephone 0808 164 0808 for a free, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form and we will call you.

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