Dr. Mark A. Knight, Anaheim Hills Plastic Surgeon Accused of Sexy Time With Patients and Botched Surgeries, Surrenders His Medical License

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We pointed you earlier this month to the excellent reporting of the Los Angeles Times' Molly Hennessy-Fiske, who has exposed the non-regulation of California cosmetic surgery centers, including some in Orange County.

Now comes word that one plastic surgeon under the unfriendly glare of the media and the state medical board, Dr. Mark A. Knight, co-owner of the Anaheim Hills Surgery Center, has agreed to surrender his license amid accusations he kissed and massaged one female patient getting a post-op exam and had sex on an exam table with a second patient, whose husband walked in on them.

The medical board, which on Thursday accepted the offer by Knight and his attorney to surrender the doctor's medical license, had been investigating him since April for alleged sexual misconduct, abuse, negligence, dishonest or corrupt acts and failure to maintain medical records, Hennessy-Fiske reports here.

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Read the complaint here.

In addition to the post-op incident with the 36-year-old woman in November 2007 and the sex exam with the 32-year-old tummy tuck patient in January 2009, Knight within the past three years had been sued by the families of two women who died of blood clots following cosmetic surgeries he performed at other Orange County facilities. One suit is in arbitration and the other was dismissed, Hennessy-Fiske reports.

Knight reportedly took over a penile enhancement business at Anaheim Hills Surgery Center after another doctor there surrendered his license to resolve medical board accusations of negligence and incompetence. That makes three Anaheim Hills Surgery Center doctors who have surrendered their medical licenses since September 2009.

A fourth surgeon there, 85-year-old Dr. Lawrence Hansen, is fighting medical board accusations that he botched a 2008 vaginoplasty that left a 39-year old mother of five dead from what coroner's officials deemed was an accidental puncture wound.

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Hennessy-Fiske's coverage has exposed a quirk in California law: while doctors must be licensed to practice, surgery centers like Anaheim Hills that are owned in part by such a doctor do not have to be state licensed, and if they do not accept federal health insurance, the centers do not have to be state certified.

Anaheim Hills Surgery Center is neither, and now that Knight has surrendered his license, the search is likely on for a new doctor to step into an ownership role so it can continue to avoid that layer of regulation.

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gemynygrl
gemynygrl

I just have to say I am furious. I am am currently laying in a hospital bed in Arizona where I finally received Awesome treatment from Dr. Testa out of Mesa. The doctors are literally like Night(Knight) and Day(Testa). I have spent the last 5+ years in agony, suffering for the pain and destruction doctor Knight left me in. From the minute I woke up over 5 years ago I have been in pain. I asked him when he would remove the stitches and was told by dr knight that they were ALL absorbable stitches. All I have to do is say to those that think they are fine, BEWARE!! They are not absorbable and you will have problems when your body eventually starts pushing them out(spitting the stitches). I personally must have removed at least 10 or more stitches with tweezers when they started pushing to the surface of my body. The ones I unfortunately was unable to get out of my body ended up forming what was called Granulomas in my body. When the doctor went in he had to remove several huge infected masses from my abdomen and navel. I unfortunately will have to have my navel rebuilt because they unfortunately had to remove it to get everything so it wouldn't come back. All I can say is I hope this bastard NEVER gets his license back and if you are having the same problems that I did contact Dr. Alvaro Testa in Mesa and he will know what's going on with you and most likely be able to fix you. I went to 3 other plastic surgeons and nobody knew what was going on. They all said it was cosmetic. It isn't and it IS COVERED under regular PPO insurance. If you are having the issues I did with severe infection that won't go away he will also be able to get it fixed on private insurance instead of having to pay for it yourself. This is severe and very dangerous. IT CAN KILL YOU!! Get it fixed.

luvlife619
luvlife619

Replace them sucks with the issues people had with him but I'm nothing but satisfied.These women were awake and willing handle it.

luvlife619
luvlife619

Fully agreed was 100% satistfied. I referred him out too and no complaints. Love my boob job 0 scars been 8 yrs and still happy paid 3,000 for them way worth it. wanted no one else but him when it was time to

Ursolimejello
Ursolimejello

I got a boob job from Dr. Knight about 5 years ago. I paid like 2,800 and my boobs look great and you can't see any scars. Sorry to hear about the botched jobs but mine was perfect and professional.

Truth101
Truth101

Rosalyn Higuera is scandalous. She was with Dr. Mark Knight the same year/time he was accused of sex scandal at his spa. Many of these comments are made up by her...

Wsvelasquez
Wsvelasquez

I'm trying to locate this loser he owes me $13,000 I made a deposite for plastic surgery thank god I didn't get any procedures done I hope he goes to jail and pay for all the pain and suffering he has caused.

Oceanshotwater
Oceanshotwater

I had a botched surgery from Dr Knight out of San Dimas Medical Institute (Roxbury, Beverly Hills ) 2 months before he lost his license, he should NOT have been operating on people then!! I have retained a lawyer. Please email me so we can get all pending cases against him resolved.  oceanshotwater@hotmail.com

A_vtangled
A_vtangled

i had two surgeries w him. Cuase he messed up the first one. i went back and paid for the second surgery again... and he ripped me off, didnt even do the corrective surgery , but charged me for it. he also, took me to an "exam" room and proceeded to molest me..i couldnt get away from him , until a worker came in, thank god. How do we get compensation for this? i still havent been able to correct my surgery due to embarrasment

Dmill
Dmill

This man is a horrible doctor! 5 years ago he performed a tummy tuck and lipo on my inner legs. He took chunks out of my legs, burned my stomach wich scarred and pulled my stomach so tight that it was pulling apart. I had to pack it like a gunshot wound for it to heal. The pain was horrendous and till this day my stomach muscles hurt. I'm glad he is no longer practicing! He should be ashamed of himself!!!!! I was young and didn't know any better. I would have another doctor correct it but i was so traumatized by the experience that I won't go under the knife again.

Baby
Baby

I had no problem with my surgery. Dr. KNIGHT was a professional, im only upset because he did not make a pass on me. Too bad cause he was hot, i would have done him and not snitched about it. After all it aint no fun if da homies cant have none.

Gemynygrl
Gemynygrl

I paid for a full abdominoplasty with dr knight. Instead I received a botched surgery. He didn't tighten the muscles and my upper abs sag. After 4 surgeries through them to attempt to correct their mistake I am still in pain. I have been suffering for 2 years. I finally went to another doctor and was told the entire surgery has to be redone and it probably won't ever look correct. This doctor should have lost his license a long time ago. How he was ever board certified I will never know. Part of my stomach is hurting, the other part itches and I can't get any relief because it is numb. I look deformed. Don't ever go to Sam dimas surgical center for treatment. These people are criminals. They knew what this doctor was doing and they all turned a blond eye to it. The medical board won't even tell you when there are complaints against a doctor until they take away his license. I went to him 3 months after the investigation started and nobody ever informed me. The law needs to change. Patients should have the right to know if the doctor they are going to has complaints against them, not have to wait 2 years before they finally lose their license

Angeluss19811
Angeluss19811

i was a patient of dr. knight and am sufering concecuenses of a surgery he performed on me on 2010, does any one now how can i get a hold of him? thanks email is angeluss19811@gmail.com

jon
jon

Thats a bunch of bs

madmadmom
madmadmom

He did my daughters surgery two years ago she is still in pain every day. We need to file a class action. rhonda.hubler@yahoo.com

madmadmom
madmadmom

He did my daughters surgery two years ago she is still in pain every day. We need to file a class action. rhonda.hubler@yahoo.com

cindie
cindie

lmao..thats to funny..he was professional with me as well,and did a great job.I would go back to him again.

Sexy
Sexy

Same Here! I had no complications at all. Everything healed up nicely. My surgery was about six months before he surrendered his license. I knew about his sexual allegations before I had my surgery, but I was fine with it, as long as I didn't find any malpractice or deaths. Wish he would have made a pass at me too! Lol.... He damn sure was sexy! And he knows it. I was trying to find out were he was now! The only complaint is that he was supposed to lipo my upper back and didn't.

madmadmom
madmadmom

all these people suffering and that's what you've got.  LAME!

madmadmom
madmadmom

He did my daughters surgery two years ago she is still in pain every day. We need to file a class action. rhonda.hubler@yahoo.com

madmadmom
madmadmom

He did my daughters surgery two years ago she is still in pain every day.  We need to file  a class action.  rhonda.hubler@yahoo.com

Gemynygrl
Gemynygrl

We need to get multiple patients with the same complaints together to file lawsuits in small claims court against the surgery center and the doctor. I can't find an attorney to represent me because they all say there is no money in it for them. Medical malpractice attorneys will only handle malpractice death claims against doctors so they get away with botched surgeries. I am suffering with pain and deformity for the past two years. I looked better before the surgery then I do now and yet I have to suffer or try and come up with the money all over to correct his mess. Maybe an attorney will take a class action suit or at least we can get something back in court. Let me know if you are interested. Gemynygrl@yahoo.com

Grieky
Grieky

He also messed up me surgery. If Its à penile surgery. Im going to the best there is. Dr reed. And dr knight sucks

Omar
Omar

yes we should get together and sue this dr. he performed a tummytuck  on my wife and she has had problems with her stomach since 2007emailme@ogxray79@yahoo.com  

Oceanshotwater
Oceanshotwater

I had a botched surgery from Dr Knight out of San Dimas Medical Institute (Roxbury, Beverly Hills ) 2 months before he lost his license, he should NOT have been operating on people then!! I have retained a lawyer. Please email me so we can get all pending cases against him resolved.  oceanshotwater@hotmail.com

madmadmom
madmadmom

He did my daughters surgery two years ago she is still in pain every day. We need to file a class action. rhonda.hubler@yahoo.com

Hottiemommy
Hottiemommy

I had to have corrective surgery on a surgery he did and also recently had another doctor take out the large green and blue stitches he used just under my skin.

madmadmom
madmadmom

He did my daughters surgery two years ago she is still in pain every day. We need to file a class action. rhonda.hubler@yahoo.com

worried
worried

Oh my, I had a tummy tuck, lipo, and breast implant/lift redo three years ago with Dr. Knight. About 6 months ago I started feeling a lump right around my belly button area, then swelling, redness, etc. 2 weeks later the area ruptured and a blue stitch came out. The area has yet to heal/close and 5 stitches have come out. I'm seeing another plastic surgeon now, he diagnosed it as a "suture granuloma" but from what I've read these usually occur within weeks from the surgery, not 3 years later. I'm worried. My options are to leave it as is for now and see if it heals or completely redo my tummy tuck. Just two days ago I noticed the same thing is starting to happen in my breast area - the blue stitches under the skin have always been visible (assumed that was normal) but now I'm experiencing redness. I'm going to seek a second opinion. I don't know if the "suture granulomas" are just my body reacting or the result of a botched surgery.

Dmill
Dmill

I have those too! you can see mine as well.. i go for a consultation to another doctor in a few weeks to get mine removed and my scar revised as well. best wishes

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