Aivar Bracka was a practicing plastic surgeon in the UK specialised in treating males who suffered from hypospadia – a birth defect of the genitals which requires surgery. Bracka was accused of abusing patients as young as 15 years. The General Medical Council concluded that Bracka performed sex acts on himself and on six of his patients. Bracka was acquitted but his registration was suspended in late November of 2010 by a Fitness to Practice Council of the General Medical Council. The investigation found the following to be true of Bracka:
- Particularly serious departure from the principles set out in Good Medical
- Practice i.e. behaviour fundamentally incompatible with being a doctor
- Abuse of position/trust
- Violation of a patient’s rights/exploiting vulnerable persons
- Offences of a sexual nature
- Putting own interests before those of patients
- Persistent lack of insight into seriousness of actions or consequences.
- ↑ "TV Doctor 'abused his male patients'". http://www.metro.co.uk/news/510637-tv-doctor-abused-his-male-patients. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- ↑ "Sex case Wordsley surgeon "disappointed" after being struck off". 2010-10-15. http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/local/8455880.Sex_case_Wordsley_surgeon__disappointed__after_being_struck_off/. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- ↑ "Decision of the Fitness to Practise Panel concluding on 12 October 2010 which heard the case of Aivar Bracka.", General Medical Council, 12 October 2010, http://www.gmc-uk.org/static/documents/content/Bracka.pdf, retrieved 2011-04-04