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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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Some of you people act like animals. What world are you living in?

It's a sad shocking loss and very sad for Kanye and family.

If the risk factor was 1 percent, that is still 1 percent. Dr. West is part of those risk factor statistics. If she had health issues prior to this surgery, nobody knows for sure at this point in time.

Wait and get your facts from a reliable source and not a celeb gossip site. You're crucifying this surgeon and you don't even know the true facts.


2538 days ago

Dog Chapman    

Would you go to that greasy looking grinning bastard for SURGERY?
I hate to say it, but she mighta had this coming.

2538 days ago

Not ! a BrAngelina LOON !    

I think GWBush did the surgery !

2538 days ago


You know #1 I was thinking the same thing, why are these doctors all ready to cheese for the camera and tell someone's private information

2538 days ago


Dr. Jan Adams is a world renowned plastic surgeon who graduated with honors from Harvard University and I forget which school of medicine but he is world renowned. He is also the narrator for the Discovery Health channels Plastic Surgery programs. He is very good. As for commenting he is trying to save his reputation and coming out on line or in print to rebut what the other plastic surgeon says is quite normal. By the way I've never heard of the other surgeon...

2538 days ago


Dr. Jan Adams should have taken the patients hesitancy as a sign to not perform the surgery.
The patient also ignored her own gut feeling and another doctors warning to not have the surgery..
If Dr. Aboolian refused as he says and there is no reason for him to lie then it dose elevate his importance! it says he is the better doctor.

2538 days ago

Dog Chapman    

Didn't this guy used to play Issac the bartender on Love Boat? Who knew he became a doctor.

2538 days ago

ms wonderland    

to the person who said he's a ghetto doctor...what exactly makes him ghetto? being black? She wanted a breast reduction, something MANY women at her age want if they are very well endowed. I dont see how that makes her vain. having a patient die due to complications? Like this doesnt happen to thousands of patients a year from EVERY type of race of some research. I'm not a doctor but i do work in a medical practice and am licensed to perform some i said when i commented can happen to anyone, anywhere. It's not ALWAYS someones fault.

2538 days ago

You Wait And See    

Dr. Aboolian was right to have Donda West get clearance from an internist first before surgery. Whenever a person has any kind of illnesses dealing with the heart, they would have to get clearance from an internist first before proceeding with Cosmetic Surgery. Secondly, massive vomiting would only come if she ate within the 12 hour period. What? Did Dr. Adams tell her it was ok to eat within that 12 hour period before surgery? Not only that, but Dr. Adams only saw money. He knew she was to have clearance from an internist first if he ran simple tests with blood pressure and the ekg and saw that she had some noticeable problems.

Dr. Adams is guilty! However, he thinks he's covered because she signed a waiver of complication of surgery. He still performed negligence by not having her get clearance from an internist first!

2538 days ago

Mysty Maples    

He looks alot like a doctor that is on one of TLC or Discovery's Plastic Surgery: Before and After. If she changed her mind as many times as he said she did, she probably should have had a psych clearance before he went through with the surgery. My thoughts are with Kanye and his family. It's bad enough that we spend so much money and suffer pain for our vanity, but to pay the ultimate price...

2538 days ago

the other woman    

The warning signs should of been when the doc starting bringin down prices on his products. (on his website)

This doctor should of taken more exams on his patient.. if this statement is true::
Beverly Hills doctor, Andre Aboolian, refused to conduct the surgery because of a medical condition that West had,......

then Dr Adam
should of conducted more TESTS!

To me the doctor is at fault.

2538 days ago

just wondering    

....100%..she would have signed a consent form knowing the risks, everyone has to by law....IF she had a KNOWN heart condition the other Doctor didn't want to operate...( can't remember his name )..then this Doctor accepted her and she signed the paperwork. This won't become a legal issue at all, UNLESS ( for example)..she had something left in her body from the surgury which was the Docors fault...the Doctor has NO control over how her heart pumps, and how her blood coagulation works....again, speculation....

2538 days ago


Are you guys kidding me?? What's with all the dumb questions as to why the guy is smiling? This is obviously a "head shot" taken to advertise for his practice or something. My boss has the same type of photo that he uses when he places an ad for our practice in the newspaper or local journals, etc. And if he were not associated with something tragic like this, then most of you would be saying he is an attractive man (which he is). Why is his smile creepy all of a sudden?

I am not black but spare me the "thank god he's black" stuff otherwise Kanye will sue. He will likely sue anyway as would most people. I still wonder if it was really something the doc did wrong. I thought the latest story was that she actually made it home then went unconscious. So for some reason, EVERYONE at the facility thought she was stable to go home (if that is the case). Trust me, the last thing a doctor needs on their hands is the death of anyone, but (and I know this sounds really bad) but especially a famous person (or relative thereof). How do you think the docs felt about losing John Ritter or Robert Goulet most recently.

This is a terrible waste of a good life and a good woman but an autopsy will tell the tale very soon.

2538 days ago


Not withstanding what Mrs. West's surgeon , Dr. Jan Adams says;perhaps more caution or precaution should precede these types or other types of surgieries in the future? I'm certain America mourns the passing of Kayne's most precious Mom. Signed a man named Harry

2538 days ago

ms t    

It's sad that a life lost more than likely due to negligence on the part of the doctor. In our society people place too much trust in doctor's and believe whatever they say as if they are God. They are not. They make mistakes. I feel for the decedent who went in for procedures that most of Hollywood has, only to end up dead. Her death did not have to occur and probably would have not occurred if the proper precautions, tests, were taken. Perhaps this will shed more like into the area of cosmetic surgeries and tighten the regulatons in this area. Many doctors are drawn to this area for the money, but operate on humans like they're guinea pigs. I hope that Kanye and his family get to the bottom of Ms. West's senseless death. This is not case of black or white, but a case of negligence. We need to hold the medical profession to a higher standard.....especially since we place so much trust in doctors. Not to mention how much health and medical treatments cost. Who would want go in for any procedure and not come out alive?

2538 days ago
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