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Urologist Defends Reusing Devices On Patients

The Valley urologist whose medical license has been suspended for reusing single-use needle guides now blames an equipment vendor for suggesting he could do so, according to a paid advertisement in today’s Review-Journal.

The ad, produced by Dr. Michael Kaplan’s attorney, Dominic Gentile, appears in the Nevada section.

According to the R-J,  Kaplan’s medical license was suspended nine days ago by the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners after a joint investigation with the Food and Drug Administration, the federal agency that regulates the use of medical devices.

Authorities said that for three months, Kaplan reused single-use-only plastic needle guides for prostate/rectal biopsies, discarding them only when they reportedly became “too bloody.”


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