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New charges to be filed against Chesapeake doctor accused of doing unnecessary gynecological surgeries

Chesapeake doctor facing charges after accused of performing ‘unnecessary surgeries’
Posted at 9:43 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 22:49:22-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Attorneys for Dr. Javaid Perwaiz said they are going through mounds of documents including 6,000 medical records that were seized from their client's office.

Prosecutors said there will be a new, superseding indictment against Dr. Perwaiz, which include additional charges and alleged victims, according to court documents.

The charges against Perwaiz include health care fraud and identity theft.

The FBI started investigating the Chesapeake doctor in September 2018 after receiving a tip from a hospital employee. His patients advised hospital staff they were present for their "annual clean outs." In many instances, reports say the patients were not aware of the procedures they were undergoing.

Perwaiz is accused of performing unnecessary procedures including hysterectomies on unsuspecting patients. Investigators say his surgeries resulted in permanent injuries to three patients and life-threatening injuries to two patients.

He has been charged with 11 felonies including health care fraud, false statements related to health care matters and aggravated identify theft.

In January a judge denied Perwaiz bond. He pleaded not guilty on December 18, 2019.

According to new court documents filed on July 22, 2020, Perwaiz's trial is scheduled to begin on September 29 at 11 a.m. in Norfolk.