Yesterday's ST carried a curious report about a squabble about painless piles surgery.
Dr Peter Goh had apparently made claims through an advertisement about the Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD) being a 'painless' procedure. This claim brought forth a response from the Presidents of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons (Singapore) and the ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons, as well as a past President for the Singapore Society. It wasn't very clear in the report, but it appeared that these latter surgeons had countered Dr Goh's advertisement by writing a letter, apparently to the newspapers.
It just seemed strange that the surgeons had chosen the newspapers as a means to settle a professional difference of opinion. If Dr Goh was making a false claim in the advertisement, shouldn't the Societies make their complaint to the Singapore Medical Council?
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