Yes, the title says it right. Lately the UK media has been swarming with reports about a British transplant surgeon, who allegedly branded his initials on one of his patients during an operation.
The reports, most of which date back to December 2013, identify the surgeon in question as Dr. Simon Bramhall. Bramhall has been working for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK, for the past decade, but the hospital states that they have indeed suspended him from his duties. One of his ex-colleagues saw the branded SB initials on a patient’s liver after the liver transplant had been made. The reports claim that Bramhall had branded his patient with argon gas. The gas, which is non-toxic, is commonly used when it comes to sealing blood vessels. However, it turned out the surgeon found another way for putting it into practice.
Even though the hospital publicly announced they have suspended their surgeon during investigations, Bramhall still denied having to do anything with the case.