A TV doctor who worked at Heartlands and Solihull Hospital has resigned after an investigation was launched into his treatment of around 170 prostate cancer patients.
Arackal Narayan Manu Nair was suspended by the Heart of England NHS Trust in April 2014 after concerns were raised about his practices by colleagues.
The consultant urologist had previously appeared on Channel Four’s Embarrassing Bodies.
He had previously worked at Spire hospitals in Little Aston and Solihull, where shamed breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson had also worked.
Mr Nair has now resigned from the Trust as his conduct is being investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC).
The watchdog has issued practicing limitations on his licence until May 2016, which include prohibiting him from working as a locum doctor, working in private practice, and working without a consultant supervisor.
The GMC added he must not carry out laparoscopic prostatectomies surgery - where the prostate is removed - or procedures ‘involving Green Light Laser’.
The Heart of England Trust requested a review into Mr Nair’s treatment by the Royal College of Surgeons, following concerns about his surgery practices.
The review later recommended that his patients who had undergone a radical prostatectomy should be checked as a precaution.
Dr Andrew Catto, Executive Medical Director and Deputy CEO, said:
Meanwhile Spire Hospital said it recalled any relevant patients treated by Mr Nair, and apologised for an uncertainty caused by the review.
Spokesman Dr JJ de Gorter, Group Medical Director at Spire Healthcare, said:
Many concerned patients have already sought legal advice following the revelations, in light of the ongoing case of shamed cancer surgeon Ian Paterson, a former breast surgeon at Solihull Hospital and Spire.
The cases have apparent similarities, where multi-disciplinary team meetings allegedly failed to take place following surgery
Kashmir Uppal, a clinical negligence expert at Thompson’s Solicitors, explained that the firm had been contacted by around a dozen of Nair’s patients who had been recalled.
Any Solihull Hospital patients who have further concerns about their treatment are ask to call 0121 424 0808 to talk to the patient services team.