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$650K For Fat Fix? Surgeon Caught Charging Sky-High Fees

Encino doctor accused of negligence, false representation
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — How much would you be willing to spend to lose some of that unwanted body fat? According to one Southland doctor, it could cost up to $650,000.

Meet Dr. Ehab Mohamed, a gynecologist from Encino who now limits his practice to cosmetic surgery and advertises his services in local newspapers offering “unique procedures” involving fat reduction and removal.

KNX 1070 investigative reporter Charles Feldman says upon visiting Dr. Mohamed for a consultation on his 5’9″, 173-pound frame, he was told that he needed at least $100,000 worth of work done — but that he could knock down the price to $50,000 if Charles agreed to participate in what Mohamed claimed was a Harvard study.


KNX 1070 investigative reporter Charles Feldman reports

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However, as Feldman later found it, there is no Harvard study, at least according to both Harvard University and the California Medical Board.

In fact, the Board is trying to revoke or suspend Dr. Mohamed’s license for charges including repeated negligent acts as well as dishonest or corrupt acts — among them, that Dr. Mohamed falsely represented to his patients that he was a professor at Harvard.

A hearing has not been scheduled until next June.


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