A pair of Harley Street doctors have been suspended after one removed the vagina of a trans patient without his consent and the other altered the consent form, in a case believed to be the first of its kind.
The man - who was transitioning from a woman - was left 'distraught' and in floods of tears after the irreversible gender reassignment surgery, a tribunal heard.
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Mr Giulio Garaffa, a renowned penis consultant, mistakenly carried out the procedure and his colleague Dr Marco Capece, 'in a moment of panic... dishonestly' altered a form to say that consent had in fact been given, a disciplinary panel was told.
The patient - who had consented to two other forms of surgery as part of the transitioning process - only discovered that his vagina had been removed a week afterwards.
The tribunal heard that ahead of the operation he had repeatedly said he did not want his vagina removed.
The patient - who was only identified as Patient A - described to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service how the 'unwanted surgery' has had a 'profound impact in all aspects of his life including his mental well-being'.