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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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76.

just wondering    

..#80..I mean to say, ..if u don't mind i will answer that for u...ANYTIME ..a open would is left exposed ( extraction of a tooth ) ..bacteria can get in....infection can result, if this infection gets into ur bloodstream u cna become infected with bacterimia , and become spesis, if this isn't treated in a ER immediately it can get into ur vital organs and cause massive sepsis thru out ur body and cause multiple organ failure....is that enough to explain???...I cna give u more if u want...live and learn..

2535 days ago
77.

LAME    

ignatius j. reilly

I guess discovery channel is just for inquiring mind that want to know.... you probably can't afford cable - that's not your fault.

2535 days ago
78.

D2D    

Dr Adams is a very will educated and good DR i'm sure he followed Protocal and that it was just somethng that happened. He does showed of Discovery Health and he tells ppl of the good and the bad on the show i am sure that he would do the same in his office and they are very open about any problems that could come up just like dieing

2535 days ago
79.

niles    

her death was "unforeseen" - that's good to know.

2535 days ago
80.

lenabenas21    

Wow... I love Dr. Jan! I just had a tummy tuck in July and as part of the process, I had to get full medical clereance before my doc would consider surgery. This included blood testing, urine analysis, and even an EKG. Dr. Jan doesn't seem like the type of doc that wouldn't take every precaution to prevent things like this from happening. It's his career and future on the line, not to mention, most importantly the life of his patients.
It's unfortunate that this happened to Dr. Donda West. It's awful and sad and I don't wish that upon anyone. That being said, as some one who has just gone through what she did - the RISK of the proceedure is spelled out (literally) for you as a part of the waiver you sign prior to surgery. Any and all surgery has potential risk, even a chance of death.
RIP Donda West and my condolences to Kayne. At least she got to see you succeed!

2535 days ago
81.

Dog Chapman    

I Love the imbeciles saying what a fine surgeon Dr. West is. If he is so wonderful, why's his patient worm food?

2535 days ago
82.

LH    

It wouldn't surprise me that Donda West was impressed by Dr. Adam's charming mannerism and the Harvard puffery.

2535 days ago
83.

M    

"The privacy protections HIPAA affords are not limited durationally, therefore the medical record of a deceased patient is subject to all restraints on disclosure that are applicable to the record of a living patient."


1) it's HIPAA NOT HIPPA
2) The above is taken directly from the CA HIPAA rule.

Privacy does NOT end once the patient is deceased.

y'all glib y'all

2535 days ago
84.

INKLING    

Dr Jan Adams is on a popular show that discusses plastic surgery procedures that different doctors perform. Nobody can foresee a patient's death. We all are at risk during any surgery. Whether it was a necessary surgery or not, she gave her consent to have it done and she knew the risks. I'm sure she needed the breast reduction surgery. It was probably giving her pain and discomfort to have large breasts late in life.

2535 days ago
85.

LAME    

and jr your lame explanation of a deadly tooth extraction was just that... LAME!!!!

I've had more than enough experience with tooth friggen extractions than I care to admit but never did I feel like I needed to call 911 over a tooth being pulled!!

unless you're a crack head or some other kind of junkie - i suppose you might be at risk, but a normal healthy patient ? come on now!

2535 days ago
86.

just wondering    

..P.S. #80...IF ANYBODY who has a heart condition and they have dental work...the FIRST thing they r warned abt is a bacterial infection that can cause ENDOCARDITIS in the heart, which can rapidly lead to death ...in this womans case it is highly unlikely she had any kind of bacterium infection going on because the symtoms r high fever, vomiting, shakes chills, etc...soshe already would have been in hspt...so we r back tothe blood clots...just speculation..

2535 days ago
87.

LAME    

not to correct you FlBiker... but Dr. West was the patient not the doctor.

2535 days ago
88.

blackberry_curve@yahoo.com    

4. massive vomiting is fatal??? yikes; good thing i didn't download the whole britney album.

Posted at 10:42PM on Nov 12th 2007 by t.rex

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Sorry, but the vain bored rich bitch got what she deserved when she did something so incredibly stupid. Get what you deserve, lady. :-)

lmao #4.! MWA

2535 days ago
89.

ty    

THIS IS FOR #80 You did say name one, did you not? Who is the idiot now? Do you want more information? or will this shut you up?

1)PORTLAND, Oregon, Dec. 8. -- United States Senator John H. Mitchell died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in this city at 11:40 o'clock this forenoon. He was 70 years old. Death resulted from complications which followed the removal of four teeth at a dental office yesterday morning.

2)Laryngeal edema and death from asphyxiation after tooth extraction in four patients with hereditary angioedema

3)Karla Selley died in hospital in August 1999 after a routine operation to extract a tooth at the Towngate Dental Surgery in Leyland, Lancashire.

2535 days ago
90.

just wondering    

..#96...with all due respect ( not that i'm sure u deserve it)...we r NOT talking abt people dying from tooth extractions who r healthy....there is a list of people who r at high risk for EXACTLY what I described ...heart patients, drug addicts, people woth low immune systems, auto immune deficiences, hiv patients.....I only responed to the person who said that no one could die from a tooth extraction!!...just gave a little education...suck it up..sounds like it won't hurt u!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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