October 23, 2014

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Doc in trouble for taking pic of man’s exposed tattoo

PHOENIX — A surgeon faces a disciplinary hearing for snapping a photo of a patient’s tattooed genitals during an operation and showing it to other doctors.

Mayo Clinic Hospital administrators said Dr. Adam Hansen, chief resident of general surgery, admitted taking the photo with his cell phone on Dec. 11. The tattoo on strip club owner Sean Dubowik’s penis reads: “Hot Rod.”

Dubowik, who had undergone a gallbladder operation, said he learned of the photo Monday when the Mayo Clinic called.

“I got a strange call after my surgery from a doctor who said there was a problem. He said Hansen was on the phone and would explain,” he said.

Dubowik, 27, said Hansen told him he took the picture while inserting a catheter into his penis.