Government & Law

Plastic Surgeon in Colleyville Accused of Solo Liposuction Procedure While Watching Football

The Texas Medical Board made a number of accusations against Colleyville plastic surgeon Peter Van Halen, including watching football during a procedure, performing it without any support staff in an inappropriate facility, and prescribing drugs to a woman with whom he was having an affair, the Dallas Morning News reports.

One patient described her “botched” liposuction procedure as being performed on a Sunday when no support staff was in the office, even though the facility is only for consultations and not equipped for surgeries, DMN says.

DMN reports that Medical Board’s complain says that Van Halen’s practice was “inconsistent with public health,” and included prescribing dangerous drugs and concealing his actions related to violations. Van Halen was fired from multiple healthcare providers for violating non-compete clauses and engaging in sexual relations with at least one patient, the complaint says. He currently runs Ver Halen Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Colleyville.

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