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Patient left unable to pass gas or poop after doctor makes major error in colon surgery English Headline


A PATIENT has been left unable to pass gas or poop after a doctor made a major error during a colon surgery.

The doctor is now facing possible revocation or suspension of his medical license as a result of his actions.

A complaint has been filed against the doctor

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A complaint has been filed against the doctorCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The doctor, identified as Scott Zenoni, allegedly operated on the wrong end of a patient’s colon, according to an administrative complaint filed with the Florida Department of Health.

Zenoni has been licensed in the state of Florida since November 26, 2013, according to an online profile with the Florida Department of Health.

He is certified in surgery and surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery.

According to the complaint, the patient – identified only as M.W. – entered the hospital on September 30, 2020 with a skin wound located on his lower back.

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The wound was not healing and, according to the complaint, was “exacerbated by contamination with feces.”

On October 8, 2020, Zenoni was scheduled to operate on the patient, performing a “diverting colostomy procedure that would divert the fecal steam and allow the sacral wound to heal,” per the complaint.

But the procedure went awry when Zenoni “inadvertently diverted the wrong end of Patient M.W.’s colon.”

As a result of the procedure-gone-wrong, the patient became unable to pass gas or defecate.

A CT scan revealed the issue 12 days after the procedure was performed.

Zenoni then operated on October 21, 2020, correcting the issue and the problems that arose as a result.

The complaint states that Zenoni failed to “properly perform” the initial procedure on the patient’s colon.

The initial complaint was filed on August 23, 2021, but an amended version was filed just last week on September 13.

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Zenoni could face permanent revocation or suspension of his license.

His license status remains clear and active as of this writing, per his online profile.





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