Malpractice Suit Exposes "Ghost Surgery" at the Cleveland Clinic

Sometimes patients sign up for surgery with an experienced surgeon who then allows a doctor in training, with far less experience, to do the actual surgery. If this hasn't been disclosed up front by the surgeon and agreed to by the patient, the switcheroo is called "ghost surgery," and it's not acceptable. But exactly that has now occurred at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, according to allegations in a new malpractice lawsuit reported by Diane Suchetka in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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