A mother committed suicide after a doctor removed her ovaries without during an operation without her permission, an inquest heard.

The deceased identified as Mrs. Lucinda Methuen-Campbell, from the village of Three Crosses, near Swansea, United Kingdom, had gone in for surgery on a bowel disorder only to come out without her ovaries.

An inquest heard the surgeon told her later that her ovaries were taken out ‘because they were in the way,’ according to Mailonline.

Mrs. Methuen-Campbell chose to do the surgery at a private hospital; the surgery was performed by pioneering surgeon Tony Dixon in September of 2016, after suffering years of pain.

She had a vaginal mesh inserted to help with the bowel disorder but it left her in agony.

The 58-year-old woman was later found hanged in her attic telling her ex-partner: ‘There didn’t seem to be a way out of the pain.’

Mr. Dixon has a remarkable international reputation for using mesh to take care of bowel problems which are often linked to childbirth – but is currently suspended from two hospitals in Bristol.

The surgeon is now under investigation by the NHS which has referred him to the General Medical Council over the mesh procedures.


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