Cancer signs potentially missed in hundreds of patients screened by surgeon | ABC News

Queensland Health is contacting about 1,000 patients after concerns were raised about the thoroughness of 1,500 endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures done by a doctor at Redland Hospital on Brisbane’s bayside.

The Australian-trained surgeon is currently on leave.
Around 450 high-risk patients have already been re-screened amid fears the doctor may have missed signs of cancer.

Queensland Health said the only patients who might be affected were those treated by the doctor at Redland Hospital between 2012 and 2018.

Queensland Health director-general Dr John Wakefield said 14 patients had developed bowel cancer, but said there was no evidence that was directly related to the work of the doctor.

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