The California Medical Board this month filed accusations of gross negligence and incompetence against Dr. Harrell Edward Robinson of Anaheim Hills and Dr. Shir Miskinyar of Santa Ana.
The terms here are pretty generic and mean little. They are common to accusations in plastic surgery.
Robinson, a head and neck surgeon, is accused of performing procedures without a patient's consent and then later borrowing money from her and forcibly kissing her, according to legal documents. The documents say an unnamed woman paid Robinson $16,000 for a tummy tuck, but he allegedly performed liposuction and a facelift during surgery.
Going to a head and neck surgeon for a tummy tuck is pretty naive. The tummy is neither in the head nor the neck. This part is not against the law. Performing surgery without permission is not allowed though. The other accusations are equally inappropriate if true.
Miskinyar, who works at All Beauty Plastic Surgery in Santa Ana, is accused of performing breast augmentation on two women who developed infections and had to have their implants removed.
This can happen in any implant surgery although in properly-trained hands it is exceedingly rare.
Neither Robinson nor Miskinyar are board-certified in plastic surgery, according to the American Board of Medical Specialties Web site.
These patients did not do their home work it seems. Having plastic surgery with a non-board certified plastic surgeon is unnecessary in Orange County where board-certified talent is in abundance. Yes, folks I am board-certified. ;)