A healthcare facility is re-examining mastectomies carried out on more than 500 many forms of cancer of the chest people after it was found a doctor was testing with an misguided approach.
Solihull Hospital in the Western side Midlands has approached about 500 females and are trying to arrive at another 70 who were taken care of by one of its skilled doctors, Ian Paterson.
The hospital's manager, Lisa Thomson, said a evaluation of chest treatments in 2007 found that Mr Paterson was using a different approach from that normally used by the hospital's doctors.
'An external review highlighted that this was not a usual procedure and that Mr Paterson had not followed guidelines to introduce a new technique,' Miss Thomson said.
She said Mr Paterson stopped the procedure in 2007 following orders from the Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital.
Now the trust has begun a review of women who had mastectomies under his care from when he joined the hospital in 1998 up to 2007.
'Some of the women - not all of them he treated - thought they had a full mastectomy but in fact they have tissue remaining,' Miss Thomson said.
'He is being investigated and has been excluded from working at the hospital.'