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ICE Hysterectomy Doc Named
The Daily Beast reported that Mahendra Amin, MD, is the ob/gyn at the center of the “excessive hysterectomy” scandal that arose out of a whistleblower complaint last week.
Though Amin wasn’t named in the original complaint — which said “high rates of hysterectomies” were performed on immigrant women in federal custody in Irwin County, Georgia — lawyers representing 17 detainees at the facility have since claimed that Amin performed unnecessary surgery on their clients.
The news outlet reported that Amin is not board-certified, which is a voluntary process. He does maintain an active medical license in Georgia.
Amin’s attorney said the doctor “vehemently den[ies]” the allegations.
The Washington Post, however, reported that Irwin County Hospital says its records show only two women in immigration custody had