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Danish ‘penis-doctor’ plans Swedish clinic

Danish ‘penis-doctor’ plans Swedish clinic

Published: 26 Jun 2012 14:54 GMT+02:00
Updated: 26 Jun 2012 14:54 GMT+02:00

Siana is well known in Denmark for running a beauty clinic specializing in breast augmentation and penis enlargement, which gave him the nick-name "penis-doctor".

After the clinic went bankrupt in 2004 following some unhappy customers reporting their grievances to authorities, Siana was subsequently convicted of aggravated fraud and of weapons crimes a year later.

To escape the law, Siana fled to Greece, but returned in 2009 and was sentenced to two years in prison. While behind bars, he was also convicted of planning an art theft and lost his medical licence in Sweden and Denmark due to a forgery conviction.

However, at the end of May Siana got his Danish licence back and two weeks later Swedish authorities also gave him the green light to practice medicine in Sweden.

In his letter to the Medical Responsibility Board (Hälso- och sjukvårdens ansvarsnämnd - HSAN) Siana claimed to have a long list of would-be patients, waiting for him to start practicing again where he is currently living in Malmö, in the south of Sweden.

“It would be in the interest of my patients if I were able to resume my work as soon as possible,” Siana wrote.

According to the agency, there was no tangible evidence that showed that Siana should be kept from working as a plastic surgeon in Sweden.

“No circumstance has been presented that would point to Jørn Ege Siana having been guilty of malpractice or that illness or other similar circumstances that prevent him from practicing medicine satisfactorily,” the agency wrote in their decision.

The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) disapproved of the decision, due to Siana “being convicted of offenses that may have an effect on the confidence placed in him”.

However, despite the hesitation from the agency, the decision was made to grant Siana his licence back.

TT/Rebecca Martin

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15:17 June 26, 2012 by John.Smith
You gotta be kidding me.... that guy has balls!!
15:17 June 26, 2012 by Borilla
The Medical Responsibility Board is irresponsible.
15:26 June 26, 2012 by libertarianism
Is this an adult-film plot? Dr Penis and his (wink wink) weapon - a license for love, scandinavalous style...
15:41 June 26, 2012 by Jes
Do we have a tiny penis syndrome in here ?!!!!?

This almighty doctor would be better off manufacturing penises for all the women who have become men minus the holy tool
15:52 June 26, 2012 by millionmileman
I wonder if his inflated ego will enhance from a Porsche to a Koenigsegg!
16:09 June 26, 2012 by david anderson
It's hard to hold onto hope for the human race when you read a story like this, "One fool talking and one fool listening"

I reminded of a movie I saw in the sixty's "It's a mad,mad,mad world" I laughed so hard until I realized it was really an indictment of the human race and how stupid we must look at times.
16:42 June 26, 2012 by Flappytango
sounds like members of the The Medical Responsibility Board may have shortcomings they hope to get corrected
17:52 June 26, 2012 by rfmann
How does a conviction of fraud and weapons charges factor into an assessment of whether he can practice medicine? Why is this even news?
20:05 June 26, 2012 by dizzymoe33
Sounds like a new porno movie instead of reality!! I can't believe Sweden is allowing this person to practice medicine?!!!
20:16 June 26, 2012 by sherkovic
I wanna see Who wants to be Dr Penis's patient????
21:01 June 26, 2012 by Grandson of Swedish Emigrants
I read things like this and have to stand back and shake my head.

Do the Swedes really have a government that does anything but make nonsense decisions.

The guy fled prosecution to Greece, did jail time in Denmark and when it was all done, he is again licensed to practice a form of medicine that really isn't all that needed by society in both Denmark and Sweden.

I can't imagine what could go wrong and if anything would go wrong, I am sure he is a guy who would take responsibility for any mistakes on his part (NOT).
22:26 June 26, 2012 by Dazzler
He will fit right into this clusterfuck we call the Swedish Healthcare System!
23:24 June 26, 2012 by philster61
Whats his number?
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