One of Scotland’s most respected surgeons has been suspended from his post at a leading hospital after a patient underwent surgery – on the wrong spinal disc.

Consultant neurosurgeon Professor Muftah Salem Eljamel, 57, has also stepped down from his teaching and research posts at Dundee University.

Prof Eljamel has taught medical students at the university and worked in the neurological department of the city’s inewells Hospital for more than a decade.

But he was subjected to an interim order by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in February where restrictions were put on his licence. The order means the doctor is currently unable to carry out spinal surgery and he cannot complete private practice work – which he had been doing until last year.

The Courier (DC Thomson), 20th, May 2014  – archived below for public information.

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