East Texas Doctor Reprimanded

An East Texas doctor has been public reprimanded by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. We first told you about Dr. Mounir Maher Mekhail in November 2003.

During a 4 month investigation by KLTV, we learned Dr. Mekhail was performing liposuction and other types of cosmetic surgery in his office on Grande Boulevard.

Dr. Mekahil was not a board certified plastic surgeon and was only certified as an anesthesiologist.

We spoke with two women who felt Dr. Mekahil botched their procedures.

Their stories and KLTV's investigation were given to the board of medical examiners and tonight we have learned Dr. Mekhail has been required to not to perform any surgical procedures in office or in any non accredited hospital or surgery center.

He was also fined 25 hundred dollars. The report found Dr. Mekhail did not meet the standard of care of surgeons, failing on several occasions to obtain pre-operative lab work and failing to monitor patients during surgery.