A consultant pediatric surgeon has been accused of not performing his duties. Professor Martin Corbally has been charged for his poor performance shown in his practice.
Yesterday, a Medical Council fitness-to-practice committee heard that Prof Corbally, a pediatric surgeon at Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin, operated a two-year-old girl of tongue-tie release, instead of operating the girl for releasing an upper lip frenulum.
In April 201, the bay was to undergo a an upper labial frenulectomy, so as to release the skin which was connecting the upper lip of the baby to her gum, but instead she had a tongue operation, a lingual frenulectomy, during which skin folded beneath the tongue was released.
As a result, there was constant drooling and even her tongue fell out from her mouth. However, she has made full recovery.
While investigations were being carried out in the matter, he informed the inquiry that if he would have been aware that the baby was a private patient, he would have operated her, instead of leaving the case on hi registrar, Dr. Farhan.
However, Dr. Farhan is no more facing any allegations, following withdrawal by the Medical Council. However, Prof Corbally faces four allegations, including wrongly interpreting the case, miscommunication with Dr. Farhan and failing to abide by standards of clinical methods.