Whistleblower claims Milwaukee doctor performed unneeded surgeries

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The story is based on documents filed with the state Department of Safety and Professional Services, federal court documents unsealed at the request of Wisconsin Watch, a patient complaint filed with Aurora St. Luke’s, and interviews with the whistleblowing surgeon and seven other doctors who worked with obstetric gynecological surgeon Dr. Scott Kamelle. Kamelle and the hospital declined comment except to say that the Milwaukee hospital’s review of Kamelle’s work found no fault with his performance. The federal false claims lawsuit naming Kamelle was withdrawn, and one DSPS complaint against him was dismissed. Another is pending. The story was reported by Wisconsin Watch’s Phoebe Petrovic. Originally published on April 24, 2023.

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