Joan Rivers' ENT Doctor Was Not Authorized To Be Present At A Procedure In Yorkville Endoscopy

September 12, 2014 7:46 AM

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Joan Rivers' ENT Doctor Was Not Authorized To Be Present At A Procedure In Yorkville Endoscopy

A doctor who was not authorized to practice medicine at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan was present in the clinic’s operating room where Joan Rivers underwent a throat procedure last month before suffering a cardiac arrest, according to a report from the New York Times. The doctor had reportedly examined the 81 year-old comedian's voice box twice after another doctor performed an endoscopy, where a tiny camera is used to look into the digestive system.

The ear, nose and throat, or E.N.T, specialist’s name was not known to other doctors at Yorkville, a person related to the matter told the Times, adding that the doctor was not authorized to work at that clinic. Under federal law, a hospital is required to review the credentials and qualifications o...

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