News Headlines Article

CHOC operates on wrong body part
Orange County Register - Courtney Perkes

A Children’s Hospital of Orange County surgeon operated on the wrong part of a child’s body this week – the third such error in four years. The California Department of Public Health is investigating after receiving notification from the Orange hospital, state spokesman Ralph Montano said Thursday. According to a statement released by CHOC, a child was to undergo an oral frenuloplasty, a procedure that was to surgically loosen a small fold of tissue behind the patient’s upper lip.