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Feud between Cedars-Sinai and surgeon puts focus on patient safety
Los Angeles Times

After doctors in Florida failed to remove his deep-seated brain tumor, Marc Kotolnick traveled to Los Angeles to see Dr. Hrayr Shahinian, a surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a star in the emerging field of minimally invasive brain surgery.

Shahinian cut through Kotolnick’s eyebrow, drilled a hole into his skull and laced an endoscope into his brain. But when a delicate pair of forceps failed, the surgeon aborted the operation.

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