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Pointless procedures were allegedly carried out at a hospital where another surgeon, Ian Paterson, left patients disfigured.

More than 200 patients have been recalled amid concerns a consultant surgeon has been carrying out unnecessary operations at a private hospital in the West Midlands.

Spire Healthcare has confirmed that 217 patients who were treated by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Habib Rahman at the Spire Parkway hospital in Solihull have been contacted and offered a consultation to review their care.

The Spire Parkway was one of the hospitals where disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson worked. He was jailed for 20 years in 2017 for wounding patients after carrying out unnecessary operations. It is thought more than 900 patients could have been affected.

Mr Rahman is currently being investigated by the General Medical Council. At present he must be supervised and he can only work at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust told Sky News that Mr Rahman was working with “restrictions” and that none of his NHS patients had been recalled. He is working at Heartlands Hospital and Solihull Hospital.

The investigation into him came to light after a 52-year-old patient from Solihull, who does not want to be named, received a letter last month inviting her to a meeting at the hospital.

She underwent two shoulder manipulation procedures under general anaesthetic in 2017 after suffering from pain in her shoulder and developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Neither of the operations was successful.

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