A neurosurgeon from South Dakota has earned millions by performing unnecessary and invasive surgeries to benefit from medical devices he was financially interested in.
Dr. Wilson Asfora performed medical device surgeries that he invented, as well as receiving setbacks from other medical companies whose devices he used without informing patients. This related to the Ministry of Justice accused by the Argus leader.
Asfora reportedly implanted the devices during complex spine surgery that should not have been performed. The authorities said that the doctor received numerous warnings that he was doing medically unnecessary surgery – which was "overly", "quite aggressive". & # 39; and went & # 39; against conventional neurosurgical teaching and practice – with the devices he had a financial interest in. & # 39; Warnings from doctors that his behavior is illegal.
Asfora worked in two hospitals in Sioux City, the Sanford Medical Center and the Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, and sold the devices to the hospitals at enormous surcharges, which meant he was earning money for the operations. He did just as good a job the devices used by him.
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In one case, Asfora allegedly told a medical device manufacturer that he could increase the number of surgeries he performed. The complaint also alleges that he has made great efforts to hide his conflicts with the hospitals.
As a result, Sanford Health will have to hire an external auditor to oversee health care billing as part of an agreement with the federal government. The agreement allows Sanford to continue to participate in Medicare and other federal programs despite allegations against Asfora.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP To allow Asfora to cheat the federal government out of millions of dollars. The lawsuit, which Sanford accused, allowed Asfora to use the devices he invented, even though he knew the anti-kickback laws that forbid healthcare providers from building relationships where they benefit from referring patients to care.