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Donda's Surgeon -- I'm the Victim of "Sleaze"

11/13/2007 1:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Plastic surgeon Dr. Jan Adams has told TMZ that he was the doctor who performed cosmetic surgery on Kanye West's mother Donda before she died.

Dr. Adams told TMZ her death, which followed a tummy tuck and breast reduction, was unforeseen and could have been caused by a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or massive vomiting.

Dr. Adams tells us West consulted with him over a period of four months. He says she changed her mind numerous times, sometimes greenlighting the surgery and sometimes halting it.

As for the TMZ report that Beverly Hills doctor Andre Aboolian refused to conduct the surgery because of a medical condition that West had, Dr. Adams said of Dr. Aboolian, "He is sleazy and manipulating the truth to elevate his own importance."

Dr. Adams says he did nothing wrong.

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'spud'    

#7...you listen...you don't know what you are talking about.

2481 days ago
137.

'spud'    

None of you have any idea what you're talking about. You know nothing about her past medical history or what she had done. All of what you're saying is speculation. You know NOTHING. Privacy is an issue. These doctors are in violation of these acts that protect patients. Very stupid.

2481 days ago
138.

constance rucker    

My sympathy to Kayne West and family. Ms. West was truly a remarkable woman.

Dr. Jan Adams is a well respected and highly skilled Dr. in Los Angeles. He truly knows his profession and has been practicing for many years. Let us not rush to judgement regarding this unfortunate matter.

2480 days ago
139.

BRONX    

SO SAD SOMETIMES WE MUST BE HAPPY WITH OUR SELVES, ANY SIRGERY IS DANGERIOUS AND COMES WITH RISKS. REMEMBER DOCTORS ARE NOT GOD. MY SYMPHATY TO THE FAMILY.

2480 days ago
140.

Star    

DONT YOU THINK..... Your an idiot! Black on Black crimes? Crimes happen everyday with every race so shut up!

2480 days ago
141.

gai    

Harvey Levine you a a PSYCHO HUMAN BEING WITH NO MORALS. What about doing the moral thing as a human by respecting the death. You should back off and focus your time on your so called regulars like Porno Paris Hilton, Train wreck Britney Spears and Cocaine addict, Linsday Lohan. Not only are you out of your mind by reporting this every seconds but both Doctors coming out to talk are very crazy too and no one should have any procedure with these psychos because they were both so not professional. You as a lawyer should know that these docs are violating some serious privacy laws. what is this need for 15 min of fame? sad I can't believe that people are giving out all the personal info about Kanye's mothers death. This guy was extremely close to his mother and I'm all too sure he's devastated about her death. Give him a break TMZ!!! This is a DEATH, not freakin Britney Spears!!! Stick to the celeb TRASH and leave the real life heartbreak and devastation alone!!

2480 days ago
142.

Baseball Junkie    

I'm going to try to respond to several posts so I'm not going to bother with comment #s or screen names.
1) People can die from massive infections as a result of tooth extractions regardless of their immune system status. A few years ago I read about a women who nearly died of an infection caused by a tooth cleaning. The hygenist used the water pic method and drove some bacteria into her blood system.
2) According to my expert, HIPAA does not prevent the patient's information coming out after death only that you can sue if someone does. Mrs. West can sue the doctors but anyone else will have some difficulty. This came into play here in Boston when two firefighters died in the line of duty and their autopsies showed that they had both been under the influence. BFD and the families tried to get a court order to prevent publication but that's covered under the First Amendment. All you can do is sue afterwards.
3) When I had minor foot surgery earlier this summer, the doctor insisted on several tests and, because of my weight, had the head of anesthesiology check my airway the morning of surgery in case they needed to intubate. He also gave me a prescription for an antibiotic, a blood thinner, and careful instructions about keeping my leg up to prevent blood clots. And even then they wouldn't let me leave the outpatient clinic without an assurance from my husband that he'd taken time off from work and would be with me constantly just in case. This may sound paranoid on the doctor's part to some but I'd rather a doctor who's paranoid about complications than one who just assumes everything is going to be all right. The reports say that Mrs. West made the 911 call. Why didn't the person who should have been with her make it and if the doctor let her go home without someone all I can say is WTF!!!
4) I've never been all that fond of Kanye or his music but still this is a horrible thing to happen and I'm very sorry for his loss.

2480 days ago
143.

kgb    

I think Donda is the victim....

not the docs that both happen to have professional headshots...

a little screwy don't you think?

2480 days ago
144.

hurl    

Infection doesn't set in and kill you within hours of surgery.

2480 days ago
145.

Tendera    

Wow, what can I say. I hadn't paid much attention to the news over the weekend but in the middle of the night, I heard on the ABC World News about Kanye's mom passing away. I couldn't go back to sleep. Might as well have told me my own relative had passed. That upsetting.
Kanye is TORE up...he loved his mama and she was the driving force in his life...well, after God. And we know God will sustain you and maintain you Kanye...keep looking up and remember what don't kill ya will only make ya stronger. Peace to you.

2480 days ago
146.

les    

There are risks with every type of surgery. I believe the woman who wrote "The First Wives Club" also died during an operation of this nature. Actually, you can only give private information after the person has died to a coroner or medical examiner. He is violating HIPAA statutes.

2480 days ago
147.

lauren    

This Doctor is on Discovery Health. He better have good malpractice insurance in place.

2480 days ago
148.

crus    

This has probably allready been written, didn't browse all the posts on here, but, I'm
sorry, but, thank God the doctor is black!!

2480 days ago
149.

MH    

We will find out more on this 2 days before the day after tomorrow.


Regards

2480 days ago
150.

Stacy    

Pulmonary embolism is always of concern after any major surgery. If she had heart problems, she would have been well advised of the possible problems beforehand, unless dealing with a shady doc. Dr. Adams rep proceeds him and I was actually shocked he was the one who performed the surgery because he has a great rep.

2480 days ago
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