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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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151.

Stacy    

#139 You're correct. She did die as a result of plastic surgery.

2507 days ago
152.

karenl56    

Anyone who has elective surgery knows there is not a 100% chance of a perfect outcome. It is a tragedy and I feel for the family. But to sue the doctor????????

2507 days ago
153.

360 degrees    

BEWARE,

Please ladies and gentleman this is a sad truth - Please be satisfied with your bodies and who you are. If you want to lose weight, do it the old fashion way EXERCISE!!! GOD loves you just the way you are! Tummy tucks, breast reduction, nose jobs, face lifts, bleach skin etc.... are for the birds.
R.I.P. Dr. West you will be missed tremendously!

2507 days ago
154.

Kate    

Some of you have made some rather idiotic and uneducated responses in regards to the doctor. Firstly, this doctor does not need 15 mins of fame. He is a host of a medical show and one of the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles. This could have happened to anyone. The problem is (thanks to the plastic surgery reality shows) people have made assumptions that plastic surgery is not big deal and quick. The reality is it is a Surgical procedure which could result in death or serious injury. The healing time is extremely painful and there are just as many risks involved as with a medical surgery. Why do you think you have to sign so many release forms? Dr. West knew the risks and decided to go for it. I highly doubt it was an error on the part of Dr. Jan Adams.

2507 days ago
155.

Rita    

Man I hope this dr gets some time. If she changed her mind that many times he should have not performed her surgery. She was not mentally stable enough for it. He also wasn't professional because he should have let Kanye's people speak on what had went on. My prayers go out to Kanye and his family. I lost my mother in law 3 yrs ago do to getting the gastric bypass and the dr's not placing the staples close enough and an infection formed.

2507 days ago
156.

JaimeNTexas    

. both these docs are violating some serious privacy laws. what is this need for 15 min of fame? sad

Posted at 10:41PM on Nov 12th 2007 by M

Actually Dr Jan Adams is a world renowned cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist that services mostly women of color. I use his products faithfully. The truth of the matter is. Dr West, God rest her beautiful soul, was probably too old to handle the stress of the surgery. I pray that he can find strength. Kanye your real fans love you and support you....

2507 days ago
157.

caramel    

my heart goes out to the brother and his family. we as people have to be careful about doctors,dentist surgeons etc.. people are not honest and true no more and we have to realize as well cosmetic surgery is not for everyone there are some serious risk involve and the doctors will not say one word because all they see is a dollar.

2507 days ago
158.

TASHA    

I AM DEEPLY SADEND BY THE LOST OF KANYE'S MOTHER BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND HOW HIS MOTHER WAS HIS BEST FRIEND. KANYE IF YOU CAN READ THIS REMEMBER ALL THE LOVE SHE SHOWED YOU AND ALL THE GOOD TIMES THAT YOU SHARED WITH HER AND REMEMBER YOU WILL MEET AGAIN. TRUST AND BELIEVE SHE IS WATCHING OVER YOU AND WITH THE HELP OF THE GOOD LORD AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY KANYE

2507 days ago
159.

Tina    

What a waste of a life. Was it worth it? Of course not. Why would an intelligent woman feel the need for plastic surgery? Is there any one in Hollywood that doesnt have plastic boobs, plastic lips and perfect teeth? How about those phony face lifts? Ya, Joan River's face looks natural.

2507 days ago
160.

nonnie    

My condolences to Kayne and his family. I hope this doctor fully explained the risks involved because of her pre-health condition. It makes a person think twice about having any cosmetic surgery done.

2507 days ago
161.

Helen    

Think back a few years people, 1 of James Brown's wives died from this type of procedure as well.

2507 days ago
162.

ya get what ya deserve    

This Dr. Adams just doesn't seem right. As far as his statement about about Dr. Aboolian, it isn't Dr Aboolian's patient who is dead, it is Dr. Adams' patient who died. And Dr. Aboolian has never been in danger of losing his med. license, unlike Dr. Adams. Oh and to people crying about HIPPA, HIPPA doesn't cover the dead.

2507 days ago
163.

totellthetruthiseverything    

Check out all the negative comments regarding this plastic surgeon:
Lawsuits, malpractice, etc., etc., etc.

Then, judge for yourself...If he is qualified to do be a practicing doctor/surgeon.

http://www.ienhance.com/forum/forum_message.asp?TopicID=691

2507 days ago
164.

gingergirl    

With all of the plastic surgeries being performed, the world is becoming a society of, "FREAKS!" This insanity must end. We must first put the blame on the patient and the son. They were informed of the risk, by the first doctor. She cancelled a few times. That, alone should of warned her. I'm sure that she signed a release form, informing her of the risk involved, including possible death. Let this be a warning to all of us who are contemplating plastic surgery. I may sound insensitive which I not.
My condonlences to the West family.

2507 days ago
165.

DiegoDMB    

was it worth getting her titis smaller? NO. kanye is definately going to blame himself and his success. This comes to show all you big breast ladies, keep them big

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