Rating Feedback for Dr. Kaouk (2485411)

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'. Kaouk, along with his skillful team, saved my life. Diagnosed with prostate cancer, I was understandably concerned, confused, and scared. Dr. Kaouk immediately earned my confidence and trust and patiently reviewed all of my options. Without being heavy-heanded, he helped me to better understand some of the benefits of being proactive in addressing this illness. He made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. On the procedure day, he was timely, personal, and professional. He and his staff handled the procedure expertly and provided me with the type of personal follow-up which made me feel with like a valued patient. My post-op follow up has been superb - with personal attention and regimented observations. 4 months out from my surgery, I am cancer-free, with no incontinent problems and an ever-improving intimacy situation with my wife. I would gladly recommend without reservation Dr. Kaouk and his talented team to anyone facing the type of critical situation I faced. David H.'
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MANY PERMANENTLY INJURED PATIENTS - SEVERAL LAWSUITS- CAUTION!!!
Jihad Kaouk was denied board certification by American Board of Urology. Did not meet the minimum requirements for a medical license in Iowa and under investigation by medical boards in Utah, Indiana, and Ohio. His department was cited by CMS for not having credentialing requirements or certification for staff or residents, or for use of the da Vinci device in which Mr Kaouk has a financial interest. Cleveland Clinic was removed CMS from "Deemed" status and placed under jurisdiction of the State of Ohio on 23 February 2012 for these violations. The Clinic remains under state jurisdiction. Many links to injury by Mr Kaouk can be found on the internet including kidneytransplantkiller.com

Since August 11, 2011 Jihad

Since August 11, 2011 Jihad Kaouk remains under investigation by state medical boards for multiple complaints of permanent injury to patients at the Cleveland Clinic. Investigations by CMS in February 2012 cited lack of credentialing requirements and certification of staff and residents in the Urology Department, Also cited were lack of any privileging requirements for use of the da Vinci device now under review for causing injury and death. Earlier CMS investigation noted Jihad Kaouk was performing two pairs of simultaneous surgeries per day. Interviews with the permanently injured patients shows they were not informed that their surgeries would be performed by inexperienced residents resulting in very negative outcomes.

Medical negligence;

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