MARYLAND — The surgeon who operated on two patients after a botched procedure in the South said Thursday that he did so with the help of a friend and was unaware that his patient had recently died.
Surgeons were on the scene of a surgical procedure Wednesday in Mississippi that involved removing a colon from a man who had been hospitalized with a brain aneurysm, said Dr. Richard R. Kline, who is based in San Antonio, Texas.
Kline said he has been working with the family of a patient who had a rare, incurable genetic disorder called colorectal adenocarcinoma, which is associated with inflammation and inflammation of the lining of the colon.
The condition is treatable with surgery, but a colonoscopy can help prevent recurrence, according to a Mayo Clinic news release.
The patient, Michael Kallenbach, was born with the disease, but the cause was not known.
In July, Kallens’ brother, Mark Kallenburg, a former police officer, died of the condition.
Doctors were not immediately available for comment.
Kallenachs death was the third in the past two months in Mississippi.
On April 1, two people were killed and two were wounded when a car crashed into a memorial for a white supremacist who was killed by a white police officer in Jackson, Miss.