Doctor in mastectomy furor wants to operate

CBC News

The Windsor, Ont., surgeon at the heart of a controversy over unnecessary mastectomies has asked to have her hospital privileges reinstated.

Dr. Barbara Heartwell voluntarily withdrew from performing surgery at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor in late February after the hospital launched an investigation into Heartwell’s medical case history.

Hospital board chair Egidio Sovran says Heartwell changed her mind a few days later and wanted to continue operating.

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