The California State Medical Council announced Sunday that it will investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared on video in a trial for a traffic offense while he was undergoing surgery.
The local newspaper “Sacramento Bay” reported, “Doctor Scott Greene appeared last Thursday, in front of the Supreme Court in Sacramento, which was held almost due to the Corona virus pandemic, from the operating room, and he was undergoing a patient for an operation, as the sounds of medical machines were heard in the background.”
And she added, “While preparing for the court session, the judge asked him, ‘It looks like you are in an operating room now?'” He replied: “I am, sir. Yes, I am in the operating room now. Yes, I am available for the hearing.
The court clerk indicated that the proceedings were broadcast live, because the traffic trials are required by law to be open to the public, and Green said, he “understood that,” as he appeared to continue working with his head down while waiting for the court commissioner.
He added, “I have another fellow surgeon here who is doing the surgery with me, so I can stop and let them do the surgery as well.”
The judge replied, “He does not think it appropriate to conduct a trial under these circumstances,” telling Green that he “prefers setting a new trial date when you are not actively participating or caring for a patient.”