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Mid-surgery Zoom meeting lands doctor in hot water

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 11:51 PMBANG Bizarre

A plastic surgeon is under investigation after attending a Zoom court hearing while operating on a patient.

Dr. Scott Green reportedly took part in the hearing - which concerned a traffic offence - while in an operating room and wearing surgical scrubs.

It is claimed that medical machinery could be heard during the Zoom conference with the procedure taking place just out of view.

Green confirmed that he was in the process of surgery to a courtroom clerk but dismissed the judge's concerns that the patient could be harmed.

He said: "I have another surgeon right here who's doing the surgery with me, so I can stand here and allow them to do the surgery also."

The judge ultimately decided to postpone the hearing as he didn't feel it was appropriate to conduct a trial in the circumstances.

He said: "We want to keep people healthy, we want to keep them alive. That's important."