Medical Rape: Coerced Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, and Lymphadenectomy

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I was one of those lucky women who never suffered any gynecological problems in the 58 years I had my precious female organs fully intact. I trusted the female GP who did my yearly Pap smear (which she insisted I have every year, despite never, ever having abnormal cells). I did not know she was in cahoots with corrupt gynecologists looking for easy prey to perform hysterectomies. She forced me into seeing a gynecologist, writing that I had post-menopausal bleeding. This was a blatant lie, as I NEVER had a single drop of blood since my menopause finished 5 1/2 years before. She would not take “NO” for an answer. She did everything to gain my trust, so I didn’t understand what was going on. She wore me down until I gave in. I went to the gynecologist she referred me to so he could examine me, say I’m fine and send me home. I’d never seen him before in my life.

As soon as I sat down, he opened the referral, and the first words out of his mouth was: “You have bleeding. I’m giving you a curettage.” I was shocked. He didn’t ask me one single question, and he didn’t examine me. I said I had no bleeding and I’m not having a curettage, but he would not take “NO” for an answer. He already had me booked in for the pre-admission and the curettage at a hospital I’d never been to before. I was not told that it is my choice. He manipulated and coerced me until I gave in.

At the post-op appointment two weeks later, he said that I had cancer and had to have a hysterectomy. He’d already sent the referral to a public hospital I had never been to before, and was not told was a teaching hospital. I only went there to be examined, told I’m fine, and sent home. The Clinical Fellow in Gynecology/Oncology called me in after the waiting room was empty. He then mentioned the bleeding. I was so angry, I said:

“Why do you people keep saying I had bleeding, when I hadn’t had a single drop since my menopause finished over five years ago, until I was given the curettage and bled for 3 days.”

He ignored me and told me he was going to take out my cervix, my uterus, my Fallopian tubes, and my ovaries. And he was going to do it by laparoscopy, but still may have to cut me open. Again, I was shocked. I said:

“I have no bleeding, no pain, no symptoms whatsoever, and begged for another option.”

His face was full of anger and contempt as he yelled at me:

“YOU HAVE NO OTHER OPTION. YOU SHOULD CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE CHEMOTHERAPY. NOT LIKE ALL THOSE WOMEN IN THE WAITING ROOM”, and he flicked his hand toward the empty waiting room and said: “THEY WEREN’T SO LUCKY”.

I was shocked.

He then answered every question I asked with:

“You’ll be fine,” and insisted I go in, in two days.

Next, he shoved a piece of paper in front of me and pointed where to sign. He did not go through one thing written on that consent form. I asked him if he’d done laparoscopy surgery before, and he looked me in the eye and told me he’d done hundreds, that he could do them with his eyes closed. A blatant lie. I did not know that after I left, he added on the form he bullied me into signing that he may take out some pelvic lymph nodes as well. He sprung that on me just before the surgery.

To make a long story short. He mutilated six organs from my body, and God knows how many lymph nodes, as that was covered-up. He botched it beyond repair leaving me wailing in agony every day and bleeding out since he butchered me in June 2005.

The morning after he slaughtered my organs, he smugly told me that I was as clean as a whistle; that all my removed organs had been healthy.

He removed healthy organs.

I was coerced into having an unneeded hysterectomy; a hysterectomy that has left me in agonizing pain ever since. For what? Profit? Medical training? I don’t know, but I am devastated.

When I tried to bring a complaint against him and the hospital, the whole system took his side and did everything to discredit me and spread the word I was paranoid. They denied that I was in any pain, and kept sending me to psychiatrists who just kept pushing drugs on me and telling me they found nothing wrong in the tests when I kept telling them how much pain I’m in.

I’ve never in my life been touched by such evil. I was a victim of fraud and criminal medical malpractice, and my health and my life has been destroyed by those evil doctors. Why aren’t women warned about these corrupt doctors who trick healthy women into unnecessary hysterectomies. This surgical racket has been going on for decades and will never stop because the system is geared to protect doctors, and not patients, from unnecessary harm. As Dr. Phil Hammond said: “The system is still geared to protecting doctors’ reputations rather than protecting patients from unnecessary harm.”

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22 Comments

  1. As you can see from what those unscrupulous doctors did to me, I did NOT give INFORMED CONSENT…

    Informed consent does not mean just signing a form that allows the doctor and hospital to “do with you what they will.” It means your doctor has spent time discussing the recommended procedure – the advantages and disadvantages, the risks, the benefits, and the alternatives. Only after this has been done and you have spent some time deciding if the recommended course of action would be in YOUR best interests – only then should you consent or give permission. And if you change your mind an hour later or a week later, you have every right to rescind your permission. That’s what informed consent is all about..

    “How to Stay Out of Hospital” by Lila L. Anastas, R.N.

    1. I DEFINITELY DID NOT GIVE INFORMED CONSENT…

      Informed consent is a process that includes all of these steps:
      You are told (or get information in some way) about the possible risks and benefits of the treatment.
      You are told about the risks and benefits of other options, including not getting treatment.
      You have the chance to ask questions and get them answered to your satisfaction.
      You have had time (if needed) to discuss the plan with family or advisors.
      You are able to use the information to make a decision that you think is in your own best interest.
      You share your decision with your doctor or treatment team.

      From the doctor’s viewpoint, informed consent means that:
      A doctor or nurse must make every effort to be sure the patient understands the purpose, benefits, risks, and other options of the test or treatment. Then the doctor or nurse must get the patient’s consent before starting. In some cases, even a simple blood test or an injection (“shot”) requires written consent from the patient.

      As long as adult patients are mentally able to make their own decisions, medical care cannot begin unless they give informed consent.

  2. First of all Hormones Matter, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing my story and calling it exactly what it is: “MEDICAL RAPE”

    Whoever wrote this comment on the post “Unnecessary surgery exposed! Why 60% of all surgeries are medically unjustified and how surgeons exploit patients to generate profits” is telling my story. I was NOT told it was a teaching hospital. I was bullied, threatened, deliberately lied to, deceived, deliberately misled and misinformed.. It makes so much sense to me now that there are corrupt pathologists who work in the teaching hospital’s labs deliberately fabricating benign conditions as cancerous to find easy prey to use as guinea pigs. (The same pathologist who wrote I had hyperplasia and cancer wrote in my medical records that my removed organs had NO hyperplasia or malignancy)..
    I trusted that butcher who bullied me into the surgery when he told me that he had done hundreds of laparoscopic radical hysterectomies… He lied about that and he lied writing that their was a family history of cancer and that I had to have the surgery quickly as my health will deteriorate in 30 days.. ALL 100% BLATANT LIES AND FABRICATIONS…

    This sentence hit the nail on the head… “Green student training without informed consent and conning people into surgery they do not need is “human trafficking” in its worst form and must be stopped.”

    AlwaysGardening • 3 years ago

    What the medical syndicate doesn’t want to talk about is most of these unnecessary surgeries are performed in teaching hospitals where the hospital has to provide each of their government-funded resident trainees enough warm bodies to practice surgery on in order to get certified in it–by whatever means necessary, even if that means lying about necessity. AND about who is really going to be performing the actual surgery. That surgeon we met in his/her office and researched their experience, training, background? Not going to happen in a teaching hospital. Once anesthetized a green trainee is going to be sneaked in without our informed consent and it might be his/her first surgery of this kind. Green trainees make their worst mistakes in the first 20-50 of each kind they perform so we had better hope the already-trained surgeon we were deliberately misled to believe would be performing our surgery, instead of merely supervising, is in our operating room at the time a mistake is made and not down the hallway supervising another green trainee performing surgery. The excuse the medical syndicate uses for this wanton violation of public trust, and the laws pertaining to it, is: “surgeons have to learn somehow!” But the individual’s right to informed consent trumps that need–and that is why they hide it. Green student training without informed consent and conning people into surgery they do not need is “human trafficking” in its worst form and must be stopped.

  3. Did you know that the Ontario (Canada) government recently passed the Protecting Patients Act, 2017 to try to stop doctors from abusing patients?

  4. Just before Christmas I received a letter from the lawyers of the doctor who bullied, threatened, misinformed and mangled my healthy female organs and left me wailing in agony and bleeding out from the day he butchered me. The letter threatened me with police action and being sued for slander if I don’t remove my comments on RateMds. I tried to remove them but there is no “delete” button on there..
    By the way he made it clear that the hospital cleared him of any wrongdoing. The AMA, Medical Boards and complaints depts. have cleared every doctor even Jayant Patel, and Graeme Reeves of wrongdoing even when there were over 800 complaints against them….

      1. The butcher who did this to me knew it was me because I repeated the words he told me on the above story yelling that I had no other option and threatening me with chemo if I didn’t have the surgery in 2 days… Obviously he has had obedient, placid women who never questioned him before, and when I did he became enraged…

  5. The truth is doctors are never accountable for the surgical crimes they commit. They know the Medical Boards and the whole system is on their side.. Many women have tried to expose this surgical racket but are told by the Board that it is STANDARD MEDICAL PRACTICE… What is standard about mutilating healthy cervixes, uteruses, fallopian tubes and ovaries… Chopping out healthy organs is called: “MUTILATION” and medical misogynists are mutilating, violating and castrating women throughout the world, especially the Western World.. If they chopped off men’s healthy testicles at the rate they chop out women’s ovaries, I’m sure there would be an outcry. Women NEED to stand united in stopping these surgical crimes against them.. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

    1. Her story reminds me so much of what those doctors who bullied me into the surgery did to me. I said: “NO” over and over again and these bad apple doctors wouldn’t take NO for an answer. They abused their power, betrayed my trust, violated my health rights, violated their duty of care and deliberately, premeditatedly violated the Hippocratic Oath and FIRST DID THE MOST GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM.. Assault and battery is only part of what these charlatans did.. Fraud and Criminal Malpractice is right up there with the assault and battery… Everything they did was a crime and yet these same doctors have been promoted to the highest positions in gynaecology where they continue to hoodwink and bully healthy women into totally unnecessary radical hysterectomies. Too bad if they kill or maim these unsuspecting women the way that dangerous teaching hospital did to me… They KNOW they will NEVER be ACCOUNTABLE….

  6. Thank you all for your comments. I’m glad to see that you all understand that this does happen and bad doctors are far more rampant than the public think….
    Dr Mendelsohn tried to warn us nearly 40 years ago that if you are a women, the greatest danger to your health is, in all likelihood, your own doctor… Tragically it was 100% true in my case…..
    And I want to thank you Dr Aranda for always being on my side and being such a great friend even though we both live in different countries.

  7. Are there any class actions to send out the message this will no longer be tolerated?
    Ladies need this information to prevent invasive procedures being done as this is wrong.

  8. I was also pressured into surgery after going to the ER with severe acute abdominal pain at a time when I had no idea hysterectomy surgery was a racket. After a CT scan, the ER doctor told me I might need a minor surgery and that he believed I had a condition called ovarian torsion and then the gynecologists were called in. Within an hour, without answering any questions, they tried to force me to agree to a total hysterectomy. When I heard those words, I started crying uncontrollably. I had not previously had any menstrual problems and it didn’t make any sense, and I did not want any of my organs removed. For hours while I was in severe pain I asked why they would suggest that and no one answered. I was put in a dark empty post-op room to wait for the gynecologist to arrive. After being in severe pain for over 7 hours to the point of not being able to walk and given large amounts of pain killers, the gynecologist showed up and started to badger me to agree to a total hysterectomy. I had no idea what was going on or what the problem was, but I refused to consent to a hysterectomy. I made it very clear that I did not want any organs removed and I made the gynecologist promise, in front of a room full of medical staff, to do only what was absolutely necessary. He begrudgingly agreed. Had I been sober, had I not sat in pain for 12 hours and had I been able to think straight or get on the internet, I would have run for my life, but I had no idea they target and attack women for these surgeries. I ended up signing a blank consent form because I refused to consent to a hysterectomy. I was then put under anesthesia without my knowledge and when I woke up later, I learned that my uterus, both ovaries, and cervix had been amputated. I was in horrible pain, much worse than prior to the surgery. Instead of having pain in one spot, the pain was everywhere in my whole abdominal area. When I was able to get a copy of my medical records, the first thing I noticed was that my consent form that had been blank when I signed it, now stated that I consented to a full hysterectomy. They filled in the surgery that I refused, after I signed it. I also later learned that my condition only required a minor surgery, to untwist my ovary and remove ovarian cysts, or at worse remove that ovary if it could not be saved. I did not have cancer, nor any other problems than benign ovarian cysts. I learned that women are targeted tricked into this barbaric surgery every day but even though I didn’t consent to it, it was done to me anyway and has destroyed my health, my life and trust in people. I am still shocked a decade later that this could be done to me and they just get away with it.

    1. You are not alone Kathy. I had nothing wrong and those rotten apple doctors lied, deceived and tricked me. So I can just imagine how many women unscrupulous gynaecologists saw as easy prey to mutilate, violate and castrate when these women who came to them did have painful (and mostly benign) symptoms. If the female GP who sold me out had to fabricate I had a polyp, post-menopausal bleeding and scarring to sell me out, imagine her glee she felt if her female patients did have gynaecological complaints, no matter how trivial. She would be so happy she didn’t have to fabricate something when she sent them to her gyno buddies… The most trusting women are the easiest targets as they believe that people are trustworthy because they are..
      Never did it ever cross my mind that the most dangerous people I could ever come across had “Dr” in front of their names..
      Thank you for being a good friend and being a kindred spirit in our quest to warn and inform innocent, trusting women to beware of gynaecologists who mention hysterectomy as a first resort….

  9. June,
    I am so sorry for what happened to you. I believe there are good doctors out there, too. They are few and far between. I have been black balled and no one wants to help me or believe me due to a former boss. I am at my wits end with the medical field right now. I don’t know how to make people listen!

  10. Dear Sister, I hope you get enough traction to attract Media Attention and expose this Arrogant Pig who was promoted in another state “due to his Good work” . I have mentioned your case to my local GP a woman doctor who said Yes Indeed that once you have been damaged by a surgeon no other surgeon will take up the cause to fix the original Botched surgery and that the medical profession will defend the situation by claiming that excruciating pain you are suffering is all in your head. You may be suffering scarred tissue nerve damage which cant be seen by medical imaging and could explain why other doctors wont help you as you still have pain all these years later. I can understand why you did not just exercise your right and walk away from this cleverly laid trap as were were taught to revere doctors and their wisdom. I know your personality and Wish only that you contacted me even though I live in another state and as male who worked Medical Bio-engineer know how to deal with these specialists who think they are God. I hope you can ruin his career as he has ruined your life.
    Your Brother John

  11. June, I’m so sorry you were also railroaded into this horrific surgery! Thank you for having the courage to speak out and share your story. The Gyn specialty has been practicing against medical evidence for over a century yet no one seems to care.

  12. June, you are my long-time friend. I’m proud that you have the guts to tell you story publicly, and in such a highly classy manner that any such story could ever be told. Hugs to you, June Gardner​. May your story reach far and wide to help other women speak up and expose the horrible doctors who did this to you. Hard to believe such things ever would happen even one time, but I believe you.

    On behalf of all physicians everywhere, I give you my deepest apologies. I don’t know what else to do, or how to ever make you feel better… but I wish you shine a tiny rainbow of color into your story and say that you are one of the finest human beings that I have ever come to know. I am proud to be your friend.

    1. Thank you Dr Margaret. You don’t know how much it means to me to have a doctor who is on my side… Those evil doctors who did this to me shattered my trust and I know I will never trust the medical profession ever again. I’m still in shock that the very profession who took the oath to FIRST DO NO HARM, deliberately, premeditatedly FIRST DID THE MOST GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM!… I know from the depth of my soul I am a victim of fraud and criminal malpractice, but I learnt the hard way they the system always protects the doctors no matter how corrupt and dangerous they are, and NEVER the patient, especially when they have been tricked and harmed, the will blame, discredit and call them names and insist they see psychiatrists… Never will these bad apples be accountable for their crimes so they will continue to trick healthy women into unnecessary radical hysterectomies by deliberately fabricating they have cancer… I know because it happened to me firsthand…

  13. Been there. Believe you. Doctors finally getting what has been coming to them for a while. There are still a few good doctors out there. They are far and in between. That must change.

    1. That will NEVER happen here in Australia Ryan as no matter how dangerous, incompetent and corrupt doctors here are, the AMA, Medical Boards, and complaints depts. ALWAYS sides with the doctor, and never the harmed patients…

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