Dr. Michael Omidi, a Hollywood surgeon who has appeared on the self-esteem destroying TV show Dr. 90210, has been placed on a three year probation by the Medical Board of California for being “grossly negligent” with several of his patients, including one that wound up on TV.
The medical negligence charge is because Omidi performed liposuction for one episode on a patient at a facility that was not accredited, and furthermore did not document which painkillers he administered. The board continued to state that “Dr. Omidi’s use of general anesthesia on this patient with a loss of his life preserving reflexes at an unaccredited outpatient facility is an extreme departure from the standard of care.” The concluded by noting that Omidi had used the unaccredited facility two other times, and did not document an oxycodone prescription.
The board had at first revoked Omidi’s medical license, before reinstating it and putting him on probation.