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Surgeon left in midst of operation

Doctor departed in scheduled break

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / April 22, 2005

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A prominent plastic surgeon has been reprimanded and indefinitely suspended by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after he left a patient in the middle of an operation to perform surgery down the street at another hospital. Dr. Joseph Upton, who specializes in complex hand surgeries, has voluntarily agreed to stop practicing medicine until at least May 4 while state regulators ... (Full article: 740 words)

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