The California Medical Board has disciplined a Fullerton urologist for removing the wrong diseased kidney from a 59-year-old patient.
|Urological Medical Group |
of North Orange County
|Dr. Charles Coonan Streit|
Dr. Charles Coonan Streit, a Urological Medical Group of North Orange County specialist who received three years probation from the board, had his medical license for 41 years at the time of the February
2013 2012 surgery at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.
Streit's patient, a federal prison inmate, emerged from the operation with his diseased left kidney intact and his healthy right kidney removed, according to the state Department of Public Health.
The patient had to undergo two more surgeries to correct the medical blunder.More »