The news is out: [A gynecologist in Virginia is facing a 465-year prison sentence after being found guilty of performing unnecessary surgeries on his patients.
The Justice Department announced on Monday that a federal jury convicted Dr. Javaid Perwaiz, of Chesapeake, on 52 counts tied to performing medically unnecessary surgeries on his patients, some of which were hysterectomies, since at least 2010.
According to court records, Perwaiz would bill private and government insurance companies millions of dollars for the surgeries.
Court records show he also induced pregnant patients early to be reimbursed for deliveries, violated 30-day waiting periods for elective irreversible sterilizations, and billed insurance companies hundreds of thousands of dollars for procedures he didn’t actually perform.
Perwaiz is set to be sentenced on March 31 and faces up to 465 years in prison.]
Perwaiz is not alone defrauding insurance companies and using patients as his personal guineas pigs.