Problems with a circumcision on a baby boy in 2014 have led to an official reprimand and fines for a Regina doctor.
The Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons found Dr. Zimran Chowdhary guilty of unprofessional or improper conduct for “failing to deal appropriately” with complications stemming from a circumcision in April 2014.
In a decision published on the website, the college said Chowdhary examined the boy – referred to only as “J.T.” – in October 2014. The doctor told the boy’s parents there was no mistake, his condition was normal, there was no need for further surgery and J.T. would essentially grow out of it.
The decision quotes a letter written by Chowdhary to the boy’s family doctor referring to the parents’ concerns that the skin had fused to the head of the penis.
The quote from the letter said the doctor had examined it and noted it looked like it was healing well and assured the parents that it was common. The letter goes on to say the family had been advised by other doctors the baby needed corrective surgery and would have to go to Edmonton.
The professional regulatory body issued the penalty of an official reprimand to Chowdhary and ordered him to pay $10,051 by May 16 to cover the costs of the investigation and the hearing.