Dr. Alberto Sant Antonio, a Weston physician whose patient stopped breathing during a liposuction procedure this summer, is temporarily banned from performing office surgeries in Florida.
before emergency responders arrived and transferred her to Cleveland Clinic Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The complaint also alleges that Sant Antonio broke several state regulations, including failing to register his office with the state health department, not having a qualified anesthesiologist or nurse assist him during surgery, and failing "to meet the standard of care" in responding to Shortall's cardiac arrest.
The health department complaint calls Shortall's procedure "liposuction and a fat graft."
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