Dr Olufemi Adeogba, Plastic Surgeon is struck off by GMC

January 7, 2014
Ipek Tugcu - Solicitor in the Medical Negligence Team

Posted by: Ipek Tugcu


A plastic surgeon has been removed from the medical register following the finding of a catalogue of failures in his treatment of at least six patients in Liverpool.

An investigation by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (the MPTS) found that Dr Olufemi Adeyinka Adeogba was not fit to practise as a doctor in the United Kingdom. The MPTS is part of the General Medical Council, the regulatory body for doctors practising in the United Kingdom. The MPTS is an independent organisation which seeks to protect the public by investigating allegations of misconduct or inappropriate treatment by doctors.

Dr Adeogba was employed by the private Birkdale Clinic (now named The New Birkdale Clinic) in Liverpool until 2011. During his time at the Birkdale Clinic, Dr Adeogba performed a number of different types of procedures, including breast enhancements and rhinoplasty surgery (‘nose jobs’).

The MPTS investigated six patients who had been treated by Dr Adeogba between March 2008 and August 2010 at the Birkdale Clinic. The allegations against Dr Adeogba included:

  • Failing to carry out pre-operative and post-operative procedures;
  • Failing to discuss and provide patients with information and advice, including on dangers and risks of procedures;
  • Failing to take appropriate patient medical histories;
  • Recommending inappropriate procedures;
  • Failing to refer patients for a second opinion when it was appropriate;
  • Failing to treat patients to an adequate standard;

The MPTS heard that patients were attracted to The Birkdale Clinic due to its large financial discounts, sometimes offering procedures at half their price, but that some suffered devastating consequences. The panel heard that as a result of Dr Adeogba’s inadequate treatment, one patient had been left with a dent in her breast following surgery whilst another patient’s nipple had turned black after Dr Adeogba had failed to warn her of the increased risk of tissue death if she continued to smoke during her recovery. Another patient’s nose had caved in following surgery.

Panel chair Dr Malcolm Phillips said: “Dr Adeogba’s standards fell below or seriously below those to be expected of a competent cosmetic surgeon”. The panel found that Dr Adeogba was a risk to patients and struck him off the medical register, deeming his conduct “deplorable”.

The allegations against Dr Adeogba are shocking, especially as they indicate failures in basic patient safety procedures – such as advising patients about the risks of operations. The decision to strike him off from the medical register, and coverage of the failings in his treatment is likely to be distressing for Dr Adeogba’s patients.

If you have concerns about treatment provided by Dr Adeogba, I would urge you to seek legal advice on your options from a specialist medical negligence solicitor. Please contact me on 0207 288 4849 or ipektugcu@boltburdonkemp.co.uk for advice free of charge and with no obligation.

Posted by: Ipek Tugcu

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